Let's face it, even in the U.S. our liability and leagal issues are cloudy. Most of us have no idea if the job was botched or not. The doctor rarely comes and tells us. I wanted some video footage from my Davinci, which we all know would be a simple RS232 cable. They said it wasn't available. I am sure it was all for liablilty issues, not for techinical capability.
In the end, even if we do prevail in the legal/liability fight, it probably helps our family, not us, because we are probably dead by the time it is settled.
All that said, it is still excellent advice.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck. Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)