I have had a inguinal hernia repair on my right and left side, they were not done by laproscope though. I have a 5 to 6" scar from both repairs. the scar is just above where the leg attaches to the trunk. my local urologist sent me to UCSF to have a RPP done because of the mesh panels. the surgeon that did the RPP was not concerned about
the mesh being in the way, he did the incisions for the RPP about
where you see them done in all the pictures on the web. the inscisions for the RPP were not as sore and painful as the inscisions for the hernia repairs!
age at diagnosis: 51
diagnosed summer of 08
bone scan was normal
Radical Robotic Prostatectomy done with Da Vinci at UCSF on 12/23/08 by Dr. Peter Carroll
catheter removed 1/7/09
my local urologist referred me to a urologist at UCSF for the Da Vanci operation mainly because I had two
mesh panels in lower abdomen due to 2 hernia repairs 12 and 16 years ago
3 weeks post op I get a path report:
Your pathology results looked great. Your final tumor grade was a Gleason 3+3, which was the same as your biospy grade. The tumor did not extend outside of the prostate and all surgical resecetion margins were negative (meaning no tumor left behind). The tumor did not involve the seminal vesicles.
Basically, the pathology is about as good as we could have hoped for.