Prostatectomy (open radical)

  • Staples may be removed in 7 - 10 days
  • Do not scrub incision 
  • The Catheter may be removed in 2 weeks
  • No exercise for 6 weeks
  • Avoid heavy lifting for 6 weeks
  • Avoid constipation for 6 weeks
  • You may attempt or resume sexual activity at 6 weeks
  • Ask your doctor when he would like for your next PSA to be drawn
  • Perform Kegel (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kegel-exercises/WO00119) muscle exercises as soon and as often as possible after your catheter has been removed.