I can't answer your questions. But let me add the SP catheter from Dr. Menon was great. Much less pain/discomfort than the Foley (based on comments I've read).
Also, at Ford they have apartments that my wife and I stayed at after surgery for a week until they removed the catheter. So we were 400 feet from the hospital. That was very reassuring as we live 2 1/2 hours away.
Did you already consult with Dr. Menon and Dr. Wood??
It just seemed Ford was much more open. During my consultation at Ford they answered many of my questions before I asked them. For example, they mentioned that Menon, not anyone else would be at the console. They mentioned his team did the opening, insertion of the robotic arms, and the closing. They were also right up front in detail regarding the side effects. They did explain the veil of aphrodite technique. I can't remember it now. In my case, the pathological results were lousy. I still have almost complete ED 1 year later. But I have been 100% continent since a month after the surgery. For me ED is just not a big issue. I think I was treated very well, the surgery went well, and I can't blame Menon for the poor pathology.
I did also meet with Wood. He was pleasant, confident, but just not forthcoming. He took plenty of time to answer all my questions, but he added nothing else.
Still, I would have been confident with either surgeon.
Where do you live?