i'm extremely satisfied with the results of my robotic. Perhaps because I am a pessimist by nature, but they exceeded my expectations.
What I was told all along by everyone is that moreso than the actual procedure, it the surgeon we have to worry about
. In other words, the more qualified the surgeon the better results regardless of procedure.
I personally was sold on robotic immediately. I truly believed that huge visual magnification in the hands of a top notch expert was better for me that touch and feel in a pool of blood. That is just my instinct and means little more than that.
I also understood that actual recover from the the procedure was easier and I liked that.
I think ther eis one thing we have to consider, a ton of surgeons, specially those of a certain age, just didn't adapt to changing technology. So they may feel threatened by the robotic surgeons as I understand these have monopolized the procedure.
The guy who discovered my cancer told me he couldn't operate on me robotically because he was just too lazy to learn how to when the technology came out but that he would gladly recommend me to someone he trusted. I think there ar eprobably many surgeons just like him.
edit to add - my surgeon had also started on
open and did many before switching to robotic. He was also an oncologist. Thought I had the best of all worlds with that choice.
Cepas - Way too early, man. You don't even want a boner at this stage as you could damage your healing urethra. Talk to your surgeon, but he'll probably have you start on meds in a few weeks and tell you to start experimenting and getting the blood flowing. Be patient.
Post Edited (davidg) : 1/27/2012 11:30:43 AM (GMT-7)