With my open surgery, my urologist-surgeon was the lead surgeon, and his back up, and I was told was required by law, was his partner, who happened to be the only surgeon at the time to do robotic, which I didn't have. I would insist on going with the senior level experience surgeon to do the primary work, robotic or open. You got one shot to do this right, and you need the best you have resources and access too.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9