What is a Prostatectomy?
A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure performed on an individual to remove the prostate gland. The prostate gland is a small, walnut-sized organ located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It plays a role in producing seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostatectomy is typically recommended when there are concerns about prostate cancer, urinary problems, or other conditions affecting the prostate.
After the procedure, the individual may experience changes in urinary and sexual function, which can improve over time with appropriate care and rehabilitation. It’s recommended to gradually increase activity while avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous exercise. It’s important to be patient with recovery and managing pain per the surgeon’s instructions.
If you or a loved one are considering a prostatectomy or have questions about prostate health, reach out to our urology team at Schneck.