What is Prostatectomy?

Category: Surgeries


A prostatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland. Abnormalities of the prostate, such as a tumour, or if the gland itself becomes enlarged for any reason, can restrict the normal flow of urine along the urethra.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 19
Mild 4
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Prostatectomy

Side effect Patients
Erectile dysfunction 12
Urinary incontinence 9
Sexual impotence 5
Erectile dysfunction 3
Fatigue 2
Stress incontinence 2

Show all 16 reported side effects


Based on patients currently having Prostatectomy

Dosage Patients
one time 1


Currently having Prostatectomy

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Prostatectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 84
Adherence Evaluations
Always 23
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 9
Not specified 17
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1 patient evaluation for Prostatectomy

May 4, 2010 (Started May 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for prostate cancer)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: I was 52 when the surgery was done. Because I was young and healthy, surgery was the best option. I have recovered full sexual capability and experience extremely minor drizzling of urine occasionally after urination.

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