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Post-operative Care

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If you have had a robotic prostatectomy, it is essential for your own safety and for the success of your surgery that you carefully read and follow these instructions.

Post-Operative Instructions:

While robotic prostatectomy is performed routinely, it is still a relatively major surgery that will take some time and effort to recover from.  Life will be harder for at least a few weeks, if not months after surgery; however it is certainly preferable to the life-threatening hardships of letting the cancer progress unchecked. So stay positive, you can get through this.

Leaving the Hospital

When you get Home





Wound Care

Catheter Care

Regaining Urinary Control

Regaining Sexual Function

If you have any questions about these instructions please contact your physician.  You should have received similar instructions on paper upon discharge from the hospital.  These instructions are given in your best interest and should be followed as carefully and closely as possible.


Links to other sites that might further help with your recovery:

(note: the above sites are not maintained by nor affiliated with UC Irvine Department of Urology.  We are not responsible for the accuracy of their content.)