Originally Posted by rabnud
How does the doctor determine how long the catheter stays in after surgery?
Mine is driving me crazy.
The answer to your question is as varied as are the doctors and patients. It depends on many variables such as age, the amount of tissue that was removed, your overall general health, the type of surgery which was performed, etc. Some guys have had them removed as early as 6-7 days, some three weeks. I had the da Vinci robotic surgery and mine was in for about 12 days as I recall. Just know that when it is removed, you will immediately feel 100% better. Best wishes for a quick recovery!
Thom in VA