Prostate Removal Surgery Appointment Guide
Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
- Are you currently having any pain?
- How often do you need to use your pain medicine?
- How often are you walking or doing light exercise?
- What is your level of incontinence? Dry when lying down? Walking? When straining, such as rising from a seated position or coughing?
- Have you been able to achieve an erection?
- What kind of emotional and home care support do you have to help with recovery?
- Are you having prostate symptoms that interfere with your quality of life?
- Do you know the results of previous PSA tests?
- What other prostate treatments have you tried?
- What other health conditions do you have? How are you treating and managing them?
- What other surgeries have you had in the past? Any abdominal surgeries?
- What is your main concern about prostate removal surgery?
- What new symptoms are you experiencing?
- Why are you recommending prostate removal surgery for me?
- What are my prostate removal surgery options? Am I a candidate for minimally invasive surgery?
- What are the risks and possible complications of the prostate removal surgery you are recommending? How can I help prevent them?
- How long will I be in the hospital after prostate removal surgery? How long does full recovery usually take?
- What restrictions will I have after prostate removal surgery?
- How active can I be until I see you next time? What restrictions do you recommend?
- What symptoms could mean there is problem? When should I call you?
- How long should I use my pain medicine? How can I avoid getting addicted to my pain medicine?
- When do you expect me to regain urinary control?
- When can I try to resume sexual activity?
- What options do I have if I have difficulty with sexual activity?
- Are my new or different symptoms related to my prostate removal surgery?
- Is prostate removal surgery the best option for me? Am I a candidate for minimally invasive surgery? Will I need other treatments after my surgery, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy?