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In a study of 500 men operated on by Professor Eden, 86% remained potent after surgery - one of the highest rates in the field. At Santis, we are able to offer it to 90% of our patients.

“I have been very pleasantly surprised by my erectile function post-surgery. I was worried about the effect such a radical procedure would have on this aspect of my physiology. But I'm delighted to say there was really nothing to worry about - it is excellent. I could not be more certain that I made the right choice to opt for laparoscopic prostatectomy under Christopher Eden.”

Mr. James Huxley

Not all surgeons can perform nerve sparing surgery successfully. It requires a highly-skilled and experienced surgeon to delicately remove the prostate using a robotic arm, while preserving the local bundles of nerves that control erections. If successful, then patients can look forward to resuming their sex life as usual within twelve months of surgery. For more information, see our article ‘Can a man have a normal sex life after prostate surgery?’

The Prostate Clinic - image of the prostate nerve bundle Illustration of the prostate and the tiny nerves that surround it

Results do depend on the stage of the prostate cancer, and on the age of the patient. If the cancer is advanced, then it may not be possible to save the nerves as they may contain cancerous cells as well. However, your overall chances of saving your nerve bundle, and consequently avoiding impotence, are greatly maximised with a surgeon whose results speak for themselves.

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