Dr. Lance Coetzee, explains more about surgery countering erectile dysfunction.
R o b o t i c s u r g e r y h a s dramatically lowered the rate of impotency from prostate surgery in a large number of men since its introduction in South Africa two years ago, according to one of the country's t o p u r o l o g i s t s .
D r L a n c e Coetzee, from The Urology Hospital, Pretoria, which was the first hospital in SA to acquire a R20-million da Vinci Surgical System in October 2013, says the hospital has completed almost 400 successful robotic prostatectomies (removal of cancerous prostate) with a host of significant benefits to men.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in black SA men and the second most c o m m o n i n w h i t e m e n , according to the National Cancer Registry Before robotics, men sufferer f r o m i m p o t e n c e , incontinence and a long and painful recovery after surgery. Now due to the precision of robotic surgery, nerves may be preserve easily,said Dr Coetzere.