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When we treat male patients who have prostate cancer, with robotic keyhole surgery, we make every effort using the Da Vinci robot (with its excellent precision and visualisation) to preserve the nerves important for erectile function and continence. Watch this video to find out more about the benefits of a Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy.
Despite the precision and state of the art surgery however, erectile function can be affected. Nevertheless, if erectile function is treated early on results can be very good and avoid fibrosis of the delicate penile muscle and blood vessels. This is important for erectile function.
For some types of prostate cancer focal therapy with High Intensity Focused ultrasound (HIFU) can produce much better outcomes in terms of sexual function than standard therapies. This is also a treatment practised by our team.