Radical prostatectomy risks

In addition to the risks associated with any surgery, risks with radical prostatectomy include:

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
  • Injury to the rectum (rare)
  • Narrowing (stricture) of the urethra or bladder neck
  • Formation of cysts containing lymph (lymphocele)

Open simple prostatectomy risks

Although open simple prostatectomy works well at relieving urinary symptoms, it has a higher risk of complications and a longer recovery time than other enlarged prostate procedures. Risks of open simple prostatectomy include:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Dry orgasm
  • Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
  • Narrowing (stricture) of the urethra or bladder neck
April 24, 2015