Hey Burl...........You'll love the care you get from A-Z with HUP and Dr. Lee, trust me. I remember being wheeled into the OR and seeeng the Robot, but didn't remember getting on the table. They start to put you in la-la land when you're being prepped. Woke up being wheeled to my room conversing with my wife who was astounded at how soon i was coming back, and how coherent i was. I was Lee's first patient of the day that day. Surgery took a little over two hours.
You can see my basic stats and progress from my signature............let me know if you have any other specific questions re: Lee/HUP/Robot, etc.
Arnie in DE
Age 56 (biopsy & surgery)
PSA at Diagnosis-3.9
Biposy 8/19/08--4 of 12 cores positive; 5% involvement, Gleason 6 (3+3)
Surgery 1/26/09-DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy at Presbyterian Medical Center/HUP-Phila, PA
Dr. David Lee
Pathology Report- Adenocarcinoma, no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative margins, Gleason 7 (3+4), Stage T2C, NO MX, Prostate 61.8 grams, gland involvement 2-10%
Catheter removed after 8 days, totally dry at 3 months. ED issues continue, Viagra (via ADC) nightly (100mgs), VED use in earnest at 6 months. "Ball Park Frank" plumping at this point......ED at 10 months continues to improve, albeit slowly. Continued daily use of 100mg Viagra (ADC). Discontinued pump use; manual stimulation to varying states of erections; achieved penetratable erection on a couple of occasions
3 month PSA--<0.1
6 month PSA--<0.1
10 month PSA--<0.1