If you are in Michigan, stay there, would be my opinion. Yes, the flight home for me would have been absolutely miserable. Some guys bounce right back. I thought I would - 47, had two surgeries before, no big deal. HAH! The drive in NYC from 100th St to 56th St. was about
all I could handle. I had a fantastic doctor www.roboticoncology.com I stayed at Eleven West, the concierge floor at Mt. Sinai Hospital. It cost me $600.00 out of pocket, but it made an otherwise miserable experience for my wife, a very comfortable one. For a one night stay, I recommend it highly. Dr. Samadi is one of the leading surgeons in the country for this procedure. He is the one responsible for making Columbia Presbyterian one of the best hospitals in the nation. He left there for Mt. Sinai cause they gave him the moon.
Henry Ford is as good as you can do, I think. If I could offer one piece of advice in all this... In the midst of all this, simplify, simplify, simplify.
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6 (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage 2cNxMx
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes