I heard they are more common with the DaVinci than open because they do not use many if any stitches at the entry sites. I was real careful for there were two gents post op just ahead of me that developed hernias. Very active guys they were.
Good luck with yours.
DRE normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm.
Six week PSA < 0.1 , 4 month PSA <.05 Gen II test. 6 month PSA <0.01
Watching PSA closely, will do salvage radiation if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra, side effects are bothersome at times.