If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, your doctor will consider many factors before recommending the best treatment. For many men, that may mean a . Robotic Nerve-sparing Radical Prostatectomy to preserve the patient's ability to achieve spontaneous erections following recovery from surgery (Figure 5). What follow-up care do I need after an open radical prostatectomy? Two post op- visits are usually required – one about a week after hospital discharge to.