Prostate Surgery

Evaluating Risk Factors: Prostate Removal

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as prostate surgery — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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If you indicate having undergone surgery in the past, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you had a Prostatectomy, a procedure in which the prostate is removed?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Yes, partial prostatectomy
→ Yes, radical prostatectomy

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate having an intact prostate, having had a partial prostatectomy or having had a radical prostatectomy, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:
Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

Erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence are the two most frequently encountered consequences of radical prostatectomy.  While the rate of postoperative urinary incontinence is quite low, the rate of ED is reported as being significantly higher, affecting 10% to 100% of patients.  Since the development of nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy, the incidence of post-operative erectile dysfunction has decreased.

... and also reduce your risk factors for:
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