Here are questions that I would suggest asking.
What are your complication rates for incontinence and impotence?
How many procedures have you done?
Are you up to date on the latest nerve sparing and bladder neck reconstruction techniques?
How long after surgery do your patients average in achieving continence and potency?
Do you have a penile rehabilitation program?
Walk me through the day of surgery so I know what to expect.
Tell me about
the Foley catheter and how long it will stay in.
Tell me how you will treat bladder spasms.
According to the Partin Tables what are my chances that the cancer is confined to the prostate?
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear