How Successful Is Surgery In Dealing With Urinary Or Fecal Incontinence?

Rosalia Viterbo, M.D., Fox Chase Cancer Center

ByRosalia Viterbo, M.D., Attending Physician, Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center
November 19, 2008, 12:19 PM

Jan. 01, 2009 -- Question: How successful is surgery in dealing with urinary or fecal incontinence?

Answer: Urinary or fecal incontinence after treatment for prostate cancer can sometimes happen. Treating urinary incontinence or fecal incontinence can be fairly successful. This can be either accomplished by some surgical procedures which can done in the office, or more invasive procedures which can take place in the operating room. There are different surgical remedies to help you improve your quality of life.