My unprofessional opinion is that surgery would be a nasty affair this soon after RP. I would think that as uncomfortable and nasty the catheter is, in the long run you will be happier letting it heal on it's own.
The urine that escaped will reabsorb like all fluids, so that should not be a problem. If it heals within a couple of weeks after surgery, one would hope it will heal in 2 or 3 weeks now.
I have a cardiologist friend who had a rupture in his aorta. They elected to let it heal on its own. If the aorta can do it, certainly your bladder neck can.
I personally may seek a second opinion of something like this. Did the doctor do a pressure test before removing the catheter ?
Sorry about your situation. Not very happy news over the holidays. But, you will make it. Leg bags do work, I used it a lot.
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