5. Reducing incontinence post-surgery
After prostatectomy for cancer treatment, it is expected that men will develop temporary urinary incontinence. I have made it part of my practice to recommend that men undergo treatment with pelvic floor physical therapy after surgery, which is helpful in expediting recovery and regaining bladder control.
Michael J. Schwartz, MD, is director of laparoscopic and robotic surgery at Northwell Health's Smith Institute for Urology. He is a board-certified specialist in robotic, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery focused on treatment of urologic cancers.