I decided on the Davinci after researching the options (radiation no way) and on the advise of my doctor. There was also some definate devine intervention getting me in the correct hands for this surgery. This whole thing really sucks and you feel pretty helpless at times. I am really glad I found this site as it appears it isn't the end of the world, and a good life can be had after the surgery. I sure wish you well and I will pray for you and anybody else that asks. God bless you my friend. open radical is slice your belly open big enough to get a hand inside you. Davinci laproscopic is so much less invasive. You might want to visit the manufacturers website. Keep me posted and hang in there.