Bariatric Surgery Could Improve Men's Sexual and Urinary Function in a Month
New Research Focuses on Ipsilateral Placement of Prosthetic Balloons
Obese men who undergo bariatric surgery could have improved sexual and urinary function in a month, new research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests.
Past studies have shown urinary and sexual benefits after surgery, but those projects had longer follow-up periods. In the current study, researchers looked at results at the one-month follow-up point and beyond.
Thirty sexually-active obese men (average age 48) participated in the study. Before surgery, and again at one-, three- and six-month postoperative follow-ups, the men were evaluated for their erectile function and prostate symptoms.
At one month, men who had erectile dysfunction (ED) and moderate-to-severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) before surgery were already improving. More improvement was seen at three months, which carried into the six-month mark.
Find out more about the study here.
Please note that a new research summary has been posted to the ISSM website.
"Synchronous Ipsilateral High Submuscular Placement of Prosthetic Balloons and Reservoirs" by Nicholas L. Kavoussi, MD, et al. was published online in January by the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
The study discusses the placement of artificial urinary sphincter pressure-regulating balloons and inflatable penile prosthesis reservoirs in men having synchronous implant surgery.
Please click here to see the summary.