I am in Michigan and had my RP done at U of M by Dr. Brent Hollandbeck in 2008. My case was not nearly as advanced as yours. I can say that U of M personnel were professional in every way. My surgery worked but have had major issues with incontenance and ED. Solved by an AUS implanted at U of M Dr. Latini who was a referral by Dr. Hollandbeck.
Do your due diligence and try not to rush to a decision althought you obviously have some urgency that a lesser case would not have. Still, you need to be comfortable with your final decision.
66 year old male
PSA jumped 3 to 8 Jan 2008
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.
Incontinence & ED. Dry nights , no control during day.
FUDS and cystourethroscopy testing 10/09.
24 hr pad wt. 219gm. AUA sympton index 13/35=moderate
Virtue sling surgery 2/3/10 NYU med center
Appeared to help but gradually returned to pre surgery condition.
Back to 3-4 pads/day.
Latest PSA 4/1/10 negative.
AMS 800 artificial urinary sphincter implanted 7/8/10 at U of MI.
AMS 800 activated 8/25/10 Dry for first time in 2 years.
Links to my journey posts: