Very good to hear and also very encouraging for any of us considering this solution. Could you give a little more detail of the surgery and recovery period.
-How do you compare the surgery to da Vinci? Some say it is more invasive.
-How long was your recovery period?
-what could you do or not do during recovery? I know it takes 6 weeks to activate but what were you allowed to do or what did you feel like doing during thid time period?
I am still working full time and don't like the idea of being laid up too long.
From what I see now after my experience I am thinking a lot more guys should be going straigt to the AUS instead of a sling....we all tend to be eternal optomists but expecially anyone over 60 should probably talk to a lot more AUS users before considering a sling. I am still glad I tried the sling first.....knowing what I knew then. But knowing what I know now the AUS would have a better decision and a lot cheaper one than two surgeries.
64 year old male in excellent physical condition.
PSA jumped 3 to 8 in one year
pt2b NO Mx with a Gleason score 3+3=6.
DaVinci RP, 7/23/08. Tumor type: Acinar
size 5.5 cm x 5.7 cm weight: 77 gm.
Largest tumor nodule: 1.3 cm. All margins negative.
Incontinence & ED. Dry nights , no control during day.
Imipremine and detrol, Phy ther. and kegals no help.
FUDS and cystourethroscopy testing 10/09.
24 hr pad wt. 219gm. AUA sympton index 13/35=moderate
Incontinence symp. index severeity score=22
Rec. for sling surgery. Dr. does mostly InVance.
Researched and decided on either AdVance or Virtue.
Virtue sling surgery 2/3/10 NYU med center by Dr. Victor Nitti