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Prostatectomy Guide

Prostatectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove the prostate gland, which is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum in men. The procedure is usually recommended for patients with prostate cancer or other prostate-related conditions.

Recovery Timeline From Prostate Surgery

It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider and attend all follow-up appointments to ensure a safe and successful recovery after prostatectomy.

Recovery Timeline From Prostate Surgery

Life After


Physical Rehabilitation

Erectile Dysfunction 

Nerve Regeneration

Prostate Cancer & ED

The prostate gland is located near the nerves and blood vessels that are responsible for sexual function, so surgery, radiation therapy, or other treatments for prostate cancer can cause ED.

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Sex Life Post Recovery

It is important to remember that sexual function after prostatectomy can vary from person to person, and recovery may take time. With patience, communication, and potentially some additional treatment options, many men are able to resume a satisfying sex life after prostatectomy.

Surgery Types

The actual prostatectomy procedure can be performed in a variety of ways

  • Robotic Robot-Assisted Surgery
  • Radical Open Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Symptoms & Side Effects

It is important to note that prostatectomy is a major surgical procedure that can have potential risks and complications, including bleeding, infection, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and other issues.

Recovery Timeline

The recovery timeline after prostatectomy can vary depending on several factors, including the type of surgery, the patient's age and overall health, and any complications that may arise

Medical Studies on Vacuum Therapy for Radical Prostatectomy Recovery

There are several clinical studies supporting the use of Vacuum Therapy (a Vacuum Erection Device on a daily basis) to effectively improve erectile dysfunction and preserve penile size.

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Post Surgery

1 Week After Surgery

Once the patient is discharged from the hospital, they will continue to recover at home. During this time, it is important to rest and avoid strenuous physical activity. Patients may experience some pain or discomfort during this time, but it can usually be managed with pain medication.

4 Weeks After Surgery

Return to normal activities: Patients can usually begin to resume normal activities within two to four weeks after the surgery. However, it is important to avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, and sexual activity for several weeks or until cleared by their healthcare provider.

6 Months After Surgery

Recovery of erectile function after prostatectomy can vary depending on the individual and the type of surgery. It can take several weeks or even months for normal erectile function to return, and some patients may require additional treatment, such as medications or vacuum erection devices, to help with recovery.

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