If you have an experienced doctor, Robotic Laproscopic is the answer! He should have done at least 200. The robot is much more precise than a human hand. Some benefits of the robotic procedure are:
* Reduced trauma to the body
* Reduced blood loss and need for transfusions
* Less post-operative pain and discomfort
* Less risk of infection
* Shorter hospital stay
* Less Catheter time
* Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
* Less scarring and improved cosmesis
* And everything I've read says that there are better odds against having a problem with Continence and Potency.
(My original Urologist wanted to do it the old fashioned way so I switched doctors. Don't be afraid to do the same!) Do your research!
I had mine on Aug 11, 2006 at St Lukes in Milwaukee, WI.
I was feeling good after 3 days. I was feeling great after one week! Riding my motorcycle after 3 weeks. Only had catheter in for 7 days. Incontinence was minimal right away. I did do "some" Kegel exercises prior to surgery for about
a month (not as much as I should have.)
Some sites you could look at:
Good luck to you all and anyone who reads this in the future.
Post Edited (1mikec) : 10/15/2006 10:13:56 PM (GMT-6)