"Robotic prostatectomy experience was poor"
About: University College Hospital University College Hospital London NW1 2BU
Posted by Konuvere
Discussed robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy only to find the consent process requires agreement to switch to open surgery at any time without further patient consent. No option to limit this as robotic assistance was only allowed if the full consent form was signed,
All nurse specialists were female and therefore total embarrassment in discussing continence and erection problems at every clinic and every follow up appointment, The nurses were not able to relate to dry orgasm issues, and other sensitivities.
Erection problems were advised to resolve in up to 18 months but the truth is that they may never return. This was common of all risks. At first I was told things would get better only to concede when challenged that some issues may be permanent.
Poor advice, lack of honesty, poor empathy and lack of patient involvement was a common thread of all my time with the hospital.