Patient is required to stay 1 to 3 nights in the hospital
1 to 2 weeks
The healing process of radical prostatectomy may be long, but the hospital stay process is not long. After a few couples of days in the hospital, you can freely go home. First 7-10 days, you will have a urethral catheter to help urinate. Feeling some pain is normal after surgery, it is manageable with painkillers provided by your doctor. You should try to increase your activity day by day, and you shouldn't do any daily tiring works for some weeks
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.