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The Erectile and Continence Recovery Program at Chesapeake Urology

Erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence are common issues for men following treatment for prostate cancer. The Erectile and Continence Recovery Program focuses on providing comprehensive care and a telehealth platform to ensure that men facing prostate cancer not only have the best oncological outcomes, but also the best lifestyle outcomes.

The recovery specialists at Chesapeake Urology’s Erectile and Continence Recovery Program are dedicated to helping men reach their long-term health goals through education, clinical services, and ongoing support.  The goal of Chesapeake Urology’s Erectile and Continence Recovery Program is to the help men regain erectile and bladder function as quickly as possible after prostate cancer treatment by connecting patients to leading specialists in erectile and bladder health management.

About the Program

Our specialized program is broken up into two parts – pre-treatment and post-treatment.

Pre-Treatment

Before undergoing prostate cancer treatment, you will meet with one of our recovery coaches who are urologists specializing in erectile dysfunction treatment and male continence. Understanding how to prepare your body for your prostate cancer treatment will ultimately hasten your recovery. Your recovery coach will discuss:

  • The importance of pelvic floor physical therapy to strengthen pelvic floor muscles that help control overall erectile and bladder function. It has been shown that men who see a pelvic floor physical therapist and perform pelvic floor exercises before a radical prostatectomy have a higher chance of recovering significant bladder control and erectile function following treatment.
  • Baseline assessment of function – Your doctor will provide questionnaires that will determine your baseline erectile and bladder function.
Post-Treatment

At three- and six-months post-treatment, you will meet with your recovery specialist and/or one of our experienced physician assistants to discuss your progress and to ensure your health goals are moving forward as planned.

 

Benefits of The Erectile and Continence Recovery Program

By preparing your body for success before your prostate cancer treatment, your long-term recovery outlook remains bright.  Benefits of the program include:

  • Improvement in bladder control and a shortened “time to dry.” If urinary leakage remains a problem after the one-year mark, your recovery coach can discuss surgical options for the treatment of your incontinence.
  • Improved erectile recovery. Optimizing your erectile health prior to prostate cancer treatment and the restoration of proper penile blood flow post-treatment through the use of multiple treatment modalities can improve your recovery time substantially. Addressing a man’s erectile function before, during, and following treatment for prostate cancer can get a man’s natural erection back quicker and better.If erectile dysfunction is an issue after going through the recovery program, your provider can discuss surgical treatment options such as penile implants to help restore your virility and quality of life.

Begin your prostate cancer journey with one of our recovery specialists.
We offer convenient telehealth and in-office appointments.
Call 855-405-7100 to get started today!

To learn more, visit Chesapeake Urology’s Prostate Cancer Program website

Our Recovery Coaches

Robert A. Goldfarb, M.D.

Robert A. Goldfarb

M.D.

Artificial Urinary Sphincter, Buried Penis, Erectile Dysfunction, General Urology, Genitourinary Trauma, Male Incontinence, Penile Prosthesis, Peyronie's Disease, Reconstructive Surgery, Robotic Pyloplasty More...

Melissa Mendez, M.D.

Melissa Mendez

M.D.

Andrology, Artificial Urinary Sphincter, Complex Penile Surgeries, Comprehensive Management of Erectile Dysfunction, Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction, Male and Female Stress Urinary Incontinence, Male Pelvic Pain, Medical and Surgical Management of Male Infertility, Medical and Surgical Management of Peyronie's Disease, Microscopic Sperm Extraction Techniques More...

Robert L. Segal, M.D.

Robert L. Segal

M.D.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Erectile Dysfunction, General Urology, Male Incontinence, Male Sexual Dysfunction, Peyronie's Disease, Urethral Stricture Disease, UroLift, Xiaflex® Treatment

Devang Sharma, M.D.

Devang Sharma

M.D.

Andrology, Artificial Urinary Sphincter, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Bulkamid, Ejaculatory Dysfunction, Erectile Dysfunction, General Urology, Low Testosterone, Male Infertility, No-Scalpel Vasectomy More...

Marc H. Siegelbaum, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Marc H. Siegelbaum

M.D., F.A.C.S.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Bladder Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, General Urology, Penile Implant, Robotic surgery, Robotic Surgery for Prostate and Kidney Cancers, UroLift

Aaron C. Weinberg, M.D.

Aaron C. Weinberg

M.D.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH, Energy Wave Therapy, Erectile Dysfunction, General Urology, Hypospadias, Kidney Stones, Penile Prosthesis, Urethral Fistula, Urethral Stricture Disease, Urinary Incontinence More...

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