Nerve-sparing RRP Preserves Potency and Continence
Nerve-sparing RRP (radical prostatectomy) can result in preserving potency and continence with a low complication rate.
Complications can be reduced with increasing surgeon experience.
The June 19 Wall Street Journal contained an article on nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. Information included six surgeons with considerable experience in nerve-sparing surgery.
Dr. Catalona is listed with his more than 3200 patients (He has performed more nerve-sparing prostatectomies than any other surgeon.) and a record, which includes all ages, of 92% continence and 78% potency.
Age is a definite factor in recovering potency after a nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy.
Better results are achieved in young men with early stage disease.