There are several factors that determine whether the surgical route will be
open or robotic. But size of prostate is one of them. Like Steve said above, often times the prostate volume is reduced with meds to prior to treatment...primarily for the brachy therapy procedure however. Don't know what the upper limit in size of the prostate is for the robotic procedure, but obviously it needs to be small enough to fit through the keyhole incision.
Sorry you had to be here and welcome. Making the decision of what to do will be very difficult, but you will find lots of folks here to provide their take on their treatment plans to guide you.
Good luck and let us know what your final decision will be.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
3 month Jan 2009 .06
6 month Apr 2009 .06
9 month Jul 2009 .08
12 month Oct 2009 .09