Recovery of erectile/sexual function after surgical treatment for prostate cancer

A new review article in the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews has addressed current knowledge on the topic of penile rehabilitation after surgery for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Penile pain/urethral discomfort after radical prostatectomy

It comes as no surprise that there is some urethral “discomfort” experienced by patients with an indwelling urethral catheter after a radical prostatectomy (regardless of the type of surgery), and that for some patients there can be a degree of significant penile pain until the catheter is removed (usually within about 8 to 10 days). … READ MORE

“Penile vibratory stimulation” (PVS) and post-surgical erectile function

“Penile vibratory stimulation” or PVS is not a term that your Sitemaster had come across prior to seeing the abstract of a report on a pilot study just reported in BJU International. The study data don’t offer us any sort of fantastic breakthrough in the area of penile rehabilitation — but they are at least interesting. … READ MORE …

Does “penile rehabilitation” really work?

A new review in BJU International looks carefully at the evidence for use of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors (e.g., Viagra and Cialis), prostaglandins, and vacuum erection devices in “penile rehabilitation” after first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Penile implants after prostate cancer treatment

A recent report from John Mulhall’s group at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has provided data on the use of surgical implantation of penile prostheses for management of erectile dysfunction after treatment for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Penile length after RALP and rehab: a small, single-center case series

Over the years a number of studies have documented a reduction in penile size after open radical retropubic prostatectomy. A newly published study reports on the impact of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) and penile rehabilitation on penile size. … READ MORE …