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Common Questions: The Procedure

Can I have a nerve-sparing laparoscopic radical prostatectomy?

Yes. The neurovascular bundles associated with a chance to regain function post prostate surgery can be preserved. Nerve preservation does not guarantee satisfactory erections after prostate removal. In the photo, the right neurovascular bundle can be seen coursing alongside the seminal vesicle and the prostate, which has been slightly rotated to the left. The prostatic capsule, free of the bundle and surrounding fat, appears shiny and smooth.