What to expect after surgery

Your urologist will decide on the best treatment after surgery, depending on circumstances.

Typically a catheter will be left in place for 12-24 hours after surgery and once the catheter is removed you may go home, after you are able to urinate normally.

The surgery will cause discomfort and perhaps pain for about 24 hours for which pain killers may be prescribed. This will subside quite quickly.

Your urologist will recommend that you resume normal activity after a few days but that you avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise — including biking — and intercourse for a minimum of six weeks after which time healing is normally complete.

In most cases patients no longer leak after surgery and most of those who are not completely dry are significantly improved. Clinical trials report that over 90% of men are satisfied with the treatment.