The Sexual Medicine Program at the Department of Urology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
The Department of Urology at Weill Cornell offers comprehensive treatment to patients with disorders of sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction is especially common for men who have undergone prostatectomy. Dr. Scherr and his staff provide consultation and treatment in dealing with erectile dysfunction post-prostatectomy.
- Post Radical Pelvic Surgery Penile Rehabilitation is surgery that is associated with erectile function problems, or erectile dysfunction.
- Penile Rehabilitation Protocol is a prgram we offer, where the patient is encouraged to seek consultation early after surgery if they are anxious about their post operative sexual function.
- First Phase Penile Rehabilitation - in the month after surgery, we want to know if you are responding to oral medication.
- Erectile Tissue Preservation For Patients Undergoing Radical Pelvic Surgery - early treatment, starting even before the surgery, has been shown to protect erectile tissue and may facilitate the chances of erectile function recovery.
- Incontinence Post-Prostatectomy - what to expect with urinary incontinence.
Read Frequenly Asked Questions on Sexual Dysfunction Post Prostatectomy.
Dr. Scherr has contributed a chapter to the book entitled Last Minute Internal Medicine: A Concise Review for the Specialty Boards by Patricia A Delamore. The chapter reviews urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, hematuria, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and scrotal pain and masses. Read the full text of Chapter 6, UROLOGY.
Saving Your Sex Life: A Guide for Men With Prostate Cancer, is a new book by John P. Muhall, MD. A book review states, 'Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in American men other than skin cancer. It is estimated that about 200,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2008 in the USA alone. Almost 30,000 men will die of the disease this year in this country. It is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men after lung cancer. While a man has a 15% chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, only 3% die of the disease. In the modern era, a majority of men are diagnosed in the early stages of the disease and live for very long periods of time. Furthermore, the age at diagnosis has dropped dramatically over the past twenty years. This combined with the high cure rate renders long-term sexual health complications of treatment a major concern for many men.
The book "Saving Your Sex Life: A Guide For Men With Prostate Cancer" was written because of the daily requests from men and their partners in Dr. Mulhall's practice for such a resource. At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Mulhall sees more than 1000 men per year who have been treated for prostate cancer and many are left with a sexual problem. Physicians are uncomfortable discussing sex with their patients and patients are left in limbo with poor knowledge of the sexual side effects of treatment (surgery, radiation, hormone therapy) as well as little knowledge where to turn to when sexual problems occur. This book is a toolkit for the man and his partner to help guide them through sexual function changes that occur after prostate cancer treatment as well as a comprehensive review of all treatments for sexual problems in men.'
For further information, Dr. Mulhall can be reached at 646-422-4359.