Recovery Time After Prostate Surgery

What to Expect?

Recovery time is much shorter after robotic prostate surgery as compared to that of traditional open prostatectomy or non-robotic laparoscopic prostatectomy. The overall recovery time from a prostate surgery varies from one man to the next; however, here are some typical recovery times of patients who have elected to have a DaVinci Prostatectomy.

Time in hospital:Nearly all patients go home within 24-hours of surgery compared to a typical three day stay for traditional open prostatectomy

Catherization:All patients are able to have their catheter removed within 4-10 days after surgery

Return to work:The majority of our patients are back to normal daily activities within 1-2 weeks. Men with jobs that require heavy lifting will need to be on light duties for 4-6 weeks

Urine control:Nearly all patients regain full bladder control within 1-3 months.

Activities:Walking and Kegel exercises are recommended to help speed up the recovery process. This regular but gentle form of exercise will strengthen the pelvic floor and also help improve continence, weight control and cardiovascular health.

Prostate Cancer Recovery

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