I've been doing more reading and from what I can see, nerve sparing da Vinci looks like a possible option. The London Health Sciences Centre, LHSC (London, Ontario...near me) appears to have considerable experience...2 surgeons in particular. I believe they are made up of most of London's hospitals, including research, and are a very large teaching hospital network associated with UWO.
I haven't, as yet, found much info on their da Vinci successes (or otherwise). One gentleman responded to an earlier post that has was satisfied with this procedure there.
1) How many out there have had this procedure? Info or comments on successes/problems?
2) I have a hernia mesh, left groin. Will that affect this as a possible option?
Again, grateful for any comments.
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