Technically , the procedure before surgery was a cystoscopy, involving a cystoscope. The cystogram is indeed a pressure test to check for leaks. Whether we had an RP or and open, they still cut the urethra, and sew it back to gether.
It seems to me to be a prudent measure. Leaking pee into the freshly disturbed prostate area can't be good. With my 1 in 6 chance of getting prostate cancer, I didn't want to test my lucky streak by having a leaky repair job.
It was 2 weeks for me as well.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01