Unfortunately, following prostate cancer treatment there can be long-term detrimental effects on your everyday life such as erectile dysfunction and stress urinary incontinence.
There are long-term treatment options available to solve these problems.
For erectile dysfunction, when everything else has failed there are reliable penile implant surgery procedures that you can undergo to get an erection for sexual intercourse when you need it most.
Moorgate Andrology offers the malleable and inflatable implants. These implants are custom fitted, concealed within the body, and benefit from a lifetime replacement policy so you can undergo future surgery to replace them should you need to.
The malleable implant is inserted under a general anaesthetic and takes approximately one hour. It requires no pump. Instead, you simply bend upwards to your desired angle of erection and this erection can be maintained for as long as you want. You will also be able to orgasm and continue with sexual intercourse for as long as you want.
The inflatable implant is inserted under a general anaesthetic and takes approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. This implant protects the penis sensitivity as well as allowing for maximum penis girth and rigidity during erections plus maintaining a more natural appearance when flaccid. It is easy to inflate and deflate the implant when you want to perform sexual intercourse; your partner will not know unless you tell them you have the implant.
To regain control of your bladder if other treatments have failed, you could be eligible for an artificial sphincter implant. The AMS 800 Urinary Control System is an artificial sphincter that closes off the urethra to stop the flow of urine before you are ready to go to the bathroom. It was purposely designed to treat male SUI following prostate surgery.
The AMS 800 works via an inflatable cuff around the urethra which is inflated by a fluid-filled balloon placed behind the pelvic bone. A pump inserted into the scrotum allows you to deflate the cuff when you need to urinate, and will then re-inflate automatically closing off the urethra and thereby preventing leakage.