You can expect:

Day of procedure

  • Bruising and some mild bleeding from the incision site
  • Possible bruising and pain at the i.v. site Possible pain, burning in the urethra and/or bladder
  • You will have a small catheter in place to help you empty your bladder after surgery
  • Possibly see pink-tinge in urine

24 hours after

  • Pain/swelling may be worse today than yesterday
  • May still have urinary symptoms
  • Bandage may have caked blood
  • Possible trouble initiating the urinary stream

48 hours after

  • Pain/swelling may be worse today than yesterday
  • May still have urinary symptoms
  • Bandage may have caked blood
  • Possible trouble initiating the urinary stream

72 hours after

  • Swelling and bruising of penis may be more than the previous days
  • Possible pain/sensitivity of the scrotum/testicles
  • Possible pain in the lower abdomen if a reservoir was placeda

Miscellaneous: You will leave the pump in the “down” (deactivated) position for 6 weeks.


What you should do now:

Day of procedure

  • Do NOT drive a car, make important personal or legal decisions, or be left alone without assistance.
  • Take it easy and avoid unnecessary activity
  • ICE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND: apply a cold pack (never directly on the skin) intermittently (20 minutes at a time) for 48 hours.

24 hours after

  • The drain usually comes out the day after the operation
  • May clean yourself with a washcloth but do not shower for 2 days after the operation
  • ICE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND: apply a cold pack (never directly on the skin) intermittently (20 minutes at a time) for 48 hours.

48 hours after

  • Remove the dressing if present.
  • Do not drive, especially if you are having discomfort and/or are taking narcotic pain medications (vicodin, percocet, tylox, etc)
  • ICE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND: apply a cold pack (never directly on the skin) intermittently (20 minutes at a time) for 48 hours.

72 hours after

  • Continue to change dressing once daily
  • You may take a bath today, many patients say that being in the bath is the best pain-killer and you may bathe up to 3x a day.

Miscellaneous: Gently pull downward on the pump daily to make sure it stays in a good position in the scrotum. The bath is a good place to do this, since the scrotum will be more relaxed.

Avoid heavy lifting or active exercise (walking is encouraged) for 2 weeks.

NO sexual activity (sex or masturbation) for 6 weeks.

It is best if you wear brief or similar snug underwear and have the penis facing “up” (towards the abdomen) for a month after surgery. This will help give the penis the best angle when you are ready to use the prosthesis.


Diet:

Day of procedure

  • Make sure you keep hydrated: drink 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Eat bland food (toast, broth, etc)
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages

24 hours after

  • If you feel like it, eat a normal diet
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages

48 hours after

  • Continue normal diet and good fluid intake

72 hours after

  • Continue normal diet and good fluid intake

Medication:

Day of procedure

  • Resume your prescribed medications EXCEPT for aspirin or “blood thinners” (coumadin, warfarin, heparin, etc)
  • Take your new prescribed medications

24 hours after

  • Take your regular medications.
  • May resume blood thinners if this has been ok’d at clinic visit.
  • Continue pain medications if needed. May take Tylenol extra-strength INSTEAD of prescribed medications if desired

48 hours after

  • Take your regular medications.
  • May resume blood thinners if this has been ok’d at clinic visit.
  • Continue pain medications if needed. May take Tylenol extra-strength INSTEAD of prescribed medications if desired

72 hours after

  • Take your regular medications.
  • May resume blood thinners if this has been ok’d at clinic visit.
  • Continue pain medications if needed. May take Tylenol extra-strength INSTEAD of prescribed medications if desired

Miscellaneous: Narcotic pain medication may cause constipation, itching, nausea/vomiting, “wooziness”. Make sure you are having regular bowel movements (may use Metamucil, milk of magnesium, etc) and that you do NOT drive if taking narcotic medications.


Contact:

Call Dr Brant’s clinic if:

  • Pain is not adequately controlled with medication
  • Cannot urinate for more than 8 hours
  • Strong chills or fever (>101.5 degrees farenheit)
  • Increasing pain at the operative site, especially more than a week after surgery
  • Drainage/pus from the operative site or near it, especially if parts of the prosthetic can be seen through the skin

The clinic hours are M-F, 8am-5pm.

There is a Urologist on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for issues that cannot wait until the office is open

If you feel you have a problem that is an emergency, call 911 or go to a local Emergency Room

James M. Hotaling, MD, MS, FECSM

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Dr. Hotaling is a fellowship-trained urologist specializing in Male Infertility and Men’s Health. He completed his undergraduate work at Dartmouth, graduating magna cum laude with a double major in history and biophysical chemistry.  He then went to Duke for medical school and completed a 6-year residency at the University of Washington, where he t... Read More

Specialties:

Andrology, Erectile Dysfunction, Male Infertility, Men's Health, Urology, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal

Locations:

South Jordan Health Center 801-587-1454
University Hospital 801-587-1454
Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine 801-587-1454

Sara Lenherr, MD, MS

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Dr. Lenherr is a urologist who focuses on treatment of female incontinence and management of bladder dysfunction. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed a 6-year residency in urology at the Lahey Clinic outside of Boston. She then elected to pursue two years of sub-specialty clinical training in female pelvic m... Read More

Jeremy B. Myers, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Dr. Myers completed specialty training with Dr. Jack McAninch at University of California, San Fransisco. His fellowship was in trauma and urologic reconstructive surgery. In his practice, Dr. Myers treats a variety of conditions. These include conditions like urethral strictures, ureteral scarring from previous surgery or congenital development... Read More

Specialties:

Bladder Augmentation, Complications of Spinal Cord Injury, Complications of Urologic Surgery, Female Incontinence, General Urology, Mesh Erosion, Neurogenic Bladder, Pelvic Fractures and Urethral Injury, Radiation Injuries, Transgender Health, Trauma and Reconstructive Urology, Ureteral Stricture, Urethral Stricture, Urinary Diversion, Urinary Strictures and Fistula, Urology, Vesicovaginal Fistula

Locations:

University Hospital
Urology
801-213-2700

Specialties:

Adrenal Cancer, Bladder Augmentation, Bladder Cancer, Complications of Spinal Cord Injury, Complications of Urologic Surgery, Endourology, Erectile Dysfunction, Female Incontinence, General Urology, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopy, Male Incontinence, Male Infertility, Men's Health, Mesh Erosion, Neurogenic Bladder, Pelvic Fractures and Urethral Injury, Penile Cancer, Peyronie's Disease, Radiation Injuries, Robotic Cystectomy and Diversion, Robotic Kidney Surgery, Robotic Prostatectomy, Robotic Ureteral Reconstruction, Robotic Ureteral Reimplant, Stone Disease, Testicular Cancer, Ureteral Stricture, Urethral Stricture, Urinary Diversion, Urinary Strictures and Fistula, Urologic Oncology, Urology, Vasectomy, Vesicovaginal Fistula

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Kelley E. Taylor, NP

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

Kelley is a board-certified adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AG-ACNP). She has been with the University of Utah Department of Urology since 2014. Prior to this, her educational emphasis was adult urology. Clinical emphases include men’s health and male infertility as well as clinic procedures for hypogonadism, erectile dysfunction, ... Read More

Specialties:

Erectile Dysfunction, Hypogonadism- Low Testosterone, Male Infertility, Men's Health, Nurse Practitioner, Peyronie's Disease, Urology

Locations:

Farmington Health Center 801-587-1454
South Jordan Health Center 801-587-1454
Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine 801-587-1454
University of Utah Hospital
3rd Floor, Room 3A100
50 N Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Appointments
801-213-2700
Farmington Health Center 165 N. University Ave.
Farmington, UT 84025
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801-213-2700
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
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801-213-2700