What to expect after the procedure
If you are treated with the Endocare® Cryotherapy System, here is what you can expect after the procedure.1
- If your procedure is done on an outpatient basis, you will be allowed to leave when you are stable and comfortable. You will need to have someone with you to drive you home.
- Most patients are sent home with a catheter to help urine drain from the bladder. The catheter is removed during a follow-up appointment.
- Most patients can get back to their daily activities within a few days.
- Be sure to follow your doctor’s detailed instructions on what to do following your procedure.
As with any cancer, it’s extremely important to be regularly examined by your doctor following the procedure to be sure the cancer does not return or get worse.
After cryotherapy, your prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels should drop to a low level. Your doctor should keep an eye on your PSA levels to check if your cancer has returned.
Patients treated for advanced prostate cancer should see their doctor frequently to monitor the cancer.Learn about surgical treatments for prostate cancer
- Babaian RJ, Donnelly B, Bahn D, et al. Best practice statement on cryosurgery for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. J Urol. 2008;180(5):1993-2004.