Your surgeon could do a prostate procedure without it, but why take a chance on your nerves?
Surgeons using the ProPep® Nerve Monitoring System have additional information during the operation that can potentially help him or her reduce inadvertent damage to critical nerves. By enabling the surgeon to identify and monitor the function of otherwise invisible pelvic nerves during surgery, the ProPep® Nerve Monitoring System helps the surgeon make a more informed decision about critical tissue manipulation during the procedure. The product allows him or her to:
- Identify the location and assess the integrity of nerves critical to sexual function and urinary control prior to prostate removal
- Verify the location of these nerves throughout the surgery
- Validate the integrity of the nerves after prostate removal
For the patient, this means potentially reducing the sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence that are common side effects of these surgical procedures.