I'm having the Da vinci procedure January 19, and am satisfyed with my chioce. A friend of mine who I officiate high school basketball with had the same procedure November 1, and he is working games today. Admittedly, he is probably on the very plus side, but had a good experience.
Second, it was good to see the response from Izzyblizzy, since he is very close to my diagnosis: I have 1 of 10 positive at 5%, two others the infamous "atypical small gland proliferation". At 57, my only intrepredation surrounds the fact that I'm feeling great with no symptoms, but hitting my cancer aggresively with surgery. From a ton of reading, I am confident with my decision to rid myself of this cancer. Even with my "small" amount discovered, I have a solid understanding that there may be more, or just what the biopsy found. (It's like trying to hit every number on a dart board with only 10 throws!) I don't want to take the chance and gamble with the next 30+ years of my life. Get it out, done, and I won't have to think about it every day like I've been doing since my diagnosis.
NBC had a recent news clip about this machine, and that solidified my choice. While your hand can only turn about 180 degrees when you sew, the robot can go a full 360 and keep going. I have to think I should have bought my son a video game when he wanted it so badly. He may have been a surgeon now!!