RCS - as for kidney surgery, nope, they go through the front door.
It's good to hear that your surgeon was able to work around those obstructions.
Yooper - Surgery is my first choice. Given everything I know, and have learned, surgery is still option #1 for me. If we get into the surgery prep, and RALP is definitely not an option, I might reconsider, but given what I know right now, this is the best path for me.
3/2011 : PSA 1.34
10/15/14 : PSA 2.93
11/07/14 : PSA 3.78
11/14/14 : DRE Abnormal
11/21/14 : TRUS BX
11/26/14: DX: 4 of 10 cores positive, 5th core atypical. 1 core 5%, 1 core 20%, 2 cores 30%, all 3+3 T2c