Davinci actually requires a surgeon and an assistant surgeon, along with other support staff.
There are anumber of videos on the web that will show the process, if you want to research. My cancer was too far along so I had to go with the open. Because I healed so quickly I don't think that Davinci would have made any difference. In the hospital two days, off pain killers the third day after surgery. I was walking 2 miles a day with a week of the surgery.
My urologist/surgeon had been Chief of Surgery for awhile so I had a great surgeon.
PSA 2007 4.1
PSA 2008 10.0
Diagnosed April 2008
Biopsy: 6 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
CT and Bone Scan negative
Open surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center May 21, 2008
Right side nerves spared
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Cather removed on June 3rd, totally dry on July 9th
lymph nodes negative
PSA Sept 28, 2008 0.00
PSA Jan 22, 2009 0.00