New York, New York 10032

  • Foley Catheter Related Discomfort


The indwelling urethral foley is a major source of discomfort following radical prostatectomy. Our hypothesis is that dorsal penile nerve block with bupivacaine may decrease immediate post-operative foley discomfort.

Study summary:

Patients undergoing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) will be randomized in a doubleblind placebo controlled manner to undergo penile ring block injection at the time of skin incision closure or saline. A questionnaire using visual analog scale as well as newly developed discomfort scores will be administered at various time points postoperatively during hospital stay and once daily until catheter removal.


Inclusion Criteria: - age 40 years and above, - diagnosis of prostate cancer, - electing to undergo robot-assisted radical prostatectomy Exclusion Criteria: - allergy to bupivacaine or amide-type local anesthetics, - chronic pain condition, - recently or currently on narcotics, - genital abnormalities



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Ketan K. Badani, M.D.
Columbia University

Chris O. Wambi, M.D.
Phone: (212)305-9722

Backup Contact:

William T. Berg, M.D.
Phone: (212)305-6667

Location Contact:

New York, New York 10032
United States

Chris O. Wambi, M.D.
Phone: 212-305-9722

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: December 08, 2022

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