Male Impotence Due to Surgery
by Erik Steel
Several factors contribute to the development of impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, which causes men to have a problem maintaining erection long enough to have sex. A number of different surgeries can lead to erectile dysfunction.
Pelvis and Spinal Cord
Surgeries performed on or around the region of the pelvis or the spinal cord can contribute to male impotence, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Vascular surgery and other treatments given for blood-vessel problems often cause the development of erectile dysfunction, according to Medline Plus.
Male impotence can occur, according to Medline Plus, as the result of surgery performed on the prostate gland.
The surgery used to correct Peyronie's disease; a condition that causes irregular scar tissue on the penis, has a risk of causing erectile dysfunction, according to Medline Plus.
Men should discuss the possible risks of becoming impotent as a result of surgery, with their doctor.