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Can't sleep so was going through some information on Nerve Sparing Surgery.
I learned something new today. We have always talked about the nerve bundle when they do any of the prostate procedure especially a Radical Prostatectomy.
I learn that there is not 1 set of nerve bundles but 2 set that control erections and urine function. The Alnasauit Nerve bundle controls the first response to the penis. And the Somatic Nerve bundle will finish the erection so you can have sex. Also if this set is damaged it can cause incontinence.
I'm writing this because if you guys are having these types of surgery you should be told everything by your doctor. Sometimes they do not explain it all. A good doctor and all the information is key to a good outcome. No matter what anyone tell you on this site you have the right to have whatever procedure you feel that is right for you.
I read that when they do a Radical Prostatectomy they have to peel the nerves away from the prostate and it is hard to know where they are because once they take it away from the prostate they have a hard time finding them because they are so small.
Most doctor that do the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery they have been using a nerve monitor to see where the nerves are so they do not damage them. Because removing the nerves from the sides of the prostate will traumatize the nerves and they will not work for a period of time. This is why you end up with erectile problems ( Age & Health have a lot to do with healing and getting you erection back )
This procedure Nerve Sparing came about from men complaining about there sex life after surgery. Most of the time before 1982 you lost it and never got it back because the nerves were damage. A lot of men are having surgery at earlier ages. 40's and 50's. It was developed for this reason and the first one was done in 1982
I hope this helps some of the men on here. Nerve sparing is what a man need to keep his sex life in tact. I'm talking about The Radical Prostatectomy mainly. If you are having one of the other procedures make sure he does not touch the outside of the prostate and damage the nerve bundles.
I hope this help someone. We learn something new everyday. Trust your doctor but it is always good to get a second opinion if you are not sure.
Good luck to all and God Bless...............Ken
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