Who Should Do Nerve-Sparing Surgery?

Dr. Scardino answers the question: 'Who Should Do Nerve-Sparing Surgery?'

March 16, 2009 -- Question: Who should perform a nerve-sparing prostatectomy?

Answer: A nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy is a delicate intricate operation that should be performed by an experienced surgeon specially trained in this procedure. Most board-certified urologic surgeons in the United States are trained to perform radical prostatectomy, but it would be a good idea to make sure your doctor has had a lot of experience performing this procedure before having it yourself.