Glad you've got this definite stuff fixed.
Googling for your Dad's prof found a video demonstration of the robot op at.www.youtube.com/watch?v=yln8mmrnCXs
but you may not feel like watching it.
The important part of the video is the fact that he says his team have done 700 da Vinci operations, which is good, but better still ios the fact that the video is dated March 2008 so they will have done loads more since then and are therefore a very experienced crew.
try googling the following yourself and you will find other hits that suggest TC is one of OZ's best in the field and that Epworth is a good place too.epworth "tony costello"
I've also just looked at a map and seen that Epworth is only about
a mile from where one of my cousins lives in Surrey Hills. (but she's a widowed old lady now, so I don't think I'll bother her with questions about
Epworth's PCa reputation!)
And there are lots daughters (and wives) here who are all most welcome and very useful contributors supporters and friends. We are very aware that partners and family need help and support too
Age at Dx 48 No Family history of Prostate Cancer
Married 25 years, and I cannot thank my wife enough for her support.
April 2009: PSA 8.6 DRE: negative. Tumour in 2 out of 12 cores. Gleason 3+3.
RALP (nerve-sparing) at AVL-NKI Hospital Amsterdam on 29th July 2009. Stay 1 night.
Partial erections on while catheter still in. Catheter out on 6th Aug 2009.
Dry at night after catheter came out
Post-op Gleason 3+4. Tumour mainly in left near neck of bladder.
Left Seminal Vesicle invaded, (=T3b!)
no perineraul invasion, no vascular invasion. clear margins,
Erection 100% on 15th Aug 2009, but lots of leaking
Stopped wearing pads on 21st Sept 2009
Pre-op style intercourse on 24th Oct 2009 !! No use of tablets, jabs, VED etc.
Nov 17th 2009 PSA = 0.1
Mar 17th 2010 PSA = 0.4!!! referred to radiation therapist