Incidence and Prevalence
Today, nearly 100,000 American men will undergo radical prostate cancer surgery annually in this country, and as
many as 60% of those who were fully potent preoperatively will fail to recover their erections within 18 months
following cancer surgery. Additionally, as many as 20% of men will suffer from persistent urinary leakage beyond
the 6-12 month postoperative period, most of whom will remain incontinent without additional treatment.
Dr. Cornell's practice has increasingly focused on treating men with either or both of these conditions and is
among the most experienced prosthetic urologist worldwide who singularly treats both conditions in the same
patient in one surgical procedure through a single incision.
The combined placement of both the inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) and the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS)
can be performed by Dr. Cornell often in just under one hour in only one surgical procedure through a single
penoscrotal incision requiring only an overnight hospital stay. The patient is discharged the morning following
surgery free of any catheter, drains or tubes with a return appointment in one month for device activation.
Recovery is often complete in two weeks, resolving mild scrotal discomfort and swelling which is minimized by wearing
a jock strap scrotal support. Following device activation, patients are completely without physical limitation and
enjoy full reliable potency and complete urinary control in well over 90% of cases.
For information specific to both the IPP and AUS, please refer to the Erectile Dysfunction and Post-prostatectomy
Incontinence sections of this website or call the office to schedule your consultation.