Erectile Restoration Surgery

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.


Growing nerves to restore erections


Mr Dangerfield, in conjunction with microsurgeon Prof Chris Coombs, has developed a technique to restore erections. An article about this exciting new procedure was published in “Pursuit” – the ¬†University of Melbourne’s content platform. You can read the full article here.


Mr Dangerfield has published articles on his experience in highly respected urological journals including European Urology as well as presenting at National and international urological conferences.

Mr Dangerfield presenting at American Urological Association Annual Meeting San Francisco CA, USA May 2018

Poster Presentation at AUA 2018, pictured with Professor Fausto Viterbo, pioneering plastic surgeon from S√£o Paolo, Brazil

Podium presentation at 72nd Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting Brisbane QLD,
April 2019

Podium presentation at 20th Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conference Melbourne VIC August 2019


Erectile restoration surgery – a new approach to penile rehabilitation: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia


Mr David Dangerfield and Prof Chris Coombs presented an education webinar to the PCFA Prostate Cancer Support Group. View the full seminar below.


“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.