I was wondering, does the RPP procedure make one more prone to having hernias where the inscisions were made? I have already had two inguinal hernias repaired years ago with mesh. my job is very physical with lots of lifting, pushing, pulling, etc. (I am a government fleet mechanic and I keep 27 Harley Davidson Police Road Kings on the road).
I have been released to go back to work on modified duty at week 4 post op. I will be doing paperwork in the office until I can resume my normal duties.
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.