I discovered that interviewing surgeons is like interviewing religeous leaders. They all hold that their version of surgery is the answer to mankind. This was ultimately why it was so hard for me to find a Robotic Surgeon in NYC. The more stalwart institutions are conservative by nature, and understandably, like to rely on the tried and true. The doctors' decisions had nothing to do with me, they were just doing what they believed was the best approach. I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Samadi at Mt. Sinai and am having surgery this Saturday at 10:30. He is an amazing doctor - with a rightful sense of pride in what he does. He does cause some controversy among more traditional doctors, but, on the other hand, doctors are lined up to have him do their prostatectomies. The only reason I got a Saturday surgery is because he is doing a reknowned doctor earlier in the day!
If any of you are considering coming to NYC to have your surgery, let me know. I'll give you what little I have learned about this whole process in this city.
Now, the second part of my post...This seems to be quite a sensitive issue - and understandably so. But i would really like some straight talk about what happens to penis size after surgery. I even asked a good friend about it who had surgery last year. He paused and said..."well, the important thing is to get the cancer out." Now, I am not freaked out by the thought, but the more prepared I am for the outcome, the easier it is to take. The shortened urethra will certainly have its affect somewhere and the only place they can take the length from is the penis. So, is it an inch shorter? two inches? i am very pleasantly average 6 inches - not all that much, but i grew it all myself and am rather attached to it! So, what's the word? does it come back with use? stretching? i will be happy to be alive and live a long life with whatever, but it would be nice to know.