End Chapter 15: Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Alternatives, Mt. Sinai Robotic Oncology Office Procedures, Contact Information and Lecture Conclusion

Dr. David B. Samadi, Chief of Division of Robotics and Minimal Invasive Surgery for Mount Sinai School of Medicine, discusses erectile dysfunction treatment alternatives and the Mount Sinai Robotic Oncology office procedures. Patients fill out questionnaire to see how they are before surgery. Surgery will not make sexual function better. All surgeries are taped. And post-op there is another questionnaire. Patients are given low-dose Viagra and are asked to return in 3-6 months. In some cases, Dr. Samadi might recommend a suppository or a pump. But he advocates a more cautious approach. Hypertension, diabetes and smoking affect erections as well as operation success and skill. In conclusion, robotic surgery in centers of excellence is safe. It is far superior for someone who has had other types of procedures, but provides better quality of life and fewer traumas. There is less morbidity than in the past. The value of prostate support group is valuable. Dr. Samadi discussed his mailing list as a way for patients to learn from each other and share advice and tips.

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