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Complications After Prostate Surgery


Updated April 17, 2014

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The Prostate Gland

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Prostate Surgery Complications:

In addition to the general risks of surgery, patients who have prostate surgery face some very specific complications. These complications vary from procedure to procedure, based upon the amount of the prostate gland removed and the method used to remove it.

Common Prostate Surgery Complications:


Incontinence After Prostate Surgery. Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital. https://www.globalroboticsinstitute.com/en/urology-robotic-prostatectomy/incontinence-after-prostate-surgery

Laparoscopic Robotic Assisted Prostatectomy. University of Michigan Health System. Accessed May 2010. http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/urology/lapRP.htm

Transurethral Electro-Resection of the Prostate. Cedars-Sinai. Accessed May 2010. http://www.csmc.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Minimally-Invasive-Urology-Program/Treatment/Transurethral-Electro-Resection-of-the-Prostate-TURP.aspx

Transurethral Microwave Technology. Cedars-Sinai. Accessed May 1010. http://www.csmc.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Minimally-Invasive-Urology-Program/Treatment/Transurethral-Microwave-Technology-TUMT.aspx

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate. National Institute of Health. Accessed May 2010. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002996.htm

Urinary Incontinence Following Prostate Cancer Treatment: Incidence and Clinical Presentation. From the Service d'Urologie at the Hôpital Charles Nicolle, Rouen, France (PG), and the Genitourinary Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida. Medscape Today.

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