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New Way in Prostate Surgery to Preserve Urinary Continence

Thousands of men who opt for surgical removal of the prostate as their primary treatment for prostate cancer have to face the risk of post-operative urinary incontinence.

Now a team of urologic surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has devised what they describe as a simple, effective means of reconstructing key anatomical structures that ensure continence.

The new method hastens recovery of urinary continence for patients with early-state, localized, non-aggressive tumors, they say. Probably, it will have no impact on the small minority of patients who endure long-term failure to recover urinary continence. Full story:
Collar Reconstruction Procedure During Robotic Prostate Surgery Speeds Recovery of Urinary Control, Team Says