Will I Become Impotent After Cryosurgery?

Dr. David Levy answers the question: 'Becoming Impotent After Cryosurgery?'

March 16, 2009 -- Question: Will I become impotent after cryosurgery?

Answer: Yes. Because cryosurgery has historically involved treatment of the entire prostate, the nerves that control erection are often treated as well to maximize the cancer kill. But it is possible to spare the nerves for specific patients, depending on the location of their cancers. And the success of that has been reported in a multitude of studies.