Nerve-sparing RRP Preserves Potency and Continence

Categories: Fall 2002

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.

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