I had hernia surgery 5 years ago and have continual problems since. My doc checked the CT scans and ultrasounds. He made me sign consents for both robotic and open surgery. One of the first things I remember is feeling to see if I had a long incision. They were able to maneuver the daVinci but surgery took over 5 hours because of the scar tissue.
(Thankfully during those five hours to get thru the scar tissue, they resolved my hernia pain and most of the swelling. So there are pluses to!)
So yes, it can happen.
Don't get discouraged!!
Diagnosed Feb 2008 54 years old
4 out of 20 biopsies were cancerous
daVinci Robotic surgery July 24, 2008
Univ of Calif San Francisco Med Center Dr Peter Carroll
In hospital 2 nights altho I had option of leaving the next day but stayed due to distance home.
Contained in prostate, not spread
Six weeks post surgery PSA less than .01