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I am having DaVinci robotic surgery to remove my prostate at Mayo Phoenix on Nov 22nd. Urinary incontinence is my greatest concern. What can I do to achieve the best outcomes? Also I have no clue as to the products I should purchase during the time I am incontinent.

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@markbenson, Mayo Clinic has a huge data base of information on urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. Here’s an excerpt from a Mayo new release from May of 2015:

“Urinary incontinence is common after prostate surgery. When it’s severe enough the ARTIFICIAL SPHINCTER is the gold standard for dealing with it,” says Dr. Daniel Elliott, a Mayo Clinic urologist. “A lot of men who had their prostates removed 15, 20 years ago when they were in their 60s, are now leaking in their 80s,” says Dr. Elliott. “They are otherwise healthy. But they’re also 80 years old. So the question is: How do these individuals do?”

When Mayo is talking about “gold standards” of treatment, I’m impressed, and I know they’ll give you answers to all your quandaries about how to deal with after-effects of the surgery — in the short term and for many years. And you have the good fortune of “tuning up” for eight weeks before hand.

Here’s a link to the news release: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-urologists-to-present-findings-at-the-2015-american-urological-association-annual-meeting/