Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is a common adverse effect of surgery for prostate cancer. Nerves that produce erections run very close to the prostate gland and can be damaged during surgery to remove the prostate.
New technique to restore erections
Mr Dangerfield, in conjunction with microsurgeon Prof Chris Coombs, has developed a technique to restore erections. Mr Dangerfield and Prof Coombs were interviewed by Ramsay Healthcare about this groundbreaking procedure.
“It is now possible to restore erectile function in a majority of men who have undergone surgery for prostate cancer.”Prof Chris Coombs
Read more at Linacre Private Hospital website here.
A Touchy Subject
Sexual Health Counsellor Victoria Cullen interviews Professor Declan Murphy, Urological Surgeon and Director of Genital Urinary Cancer at Peter MacCallum Cancer Center. In this video they discuss nerve grafting surgery for the restoration of erections following prostate surgery.
“A talented multidisciplinary team worked together to do this.”Prof Declan Murphy
Read more on “A Touchy Subject” website here.