I am sure that is something you will have to discuss with your surgeon. Although, I would think robotic would be better indicated than open in your case, due to less blood loss. I am guessing they will have to take you off the coumadin for any surgery though?? (it is a blood thinner right?). But I don't know.
Were you taking coumadin when you had your biopsy? I know they didn't even want us to take aspirin. And Ken had just sprained his ankle two days before his scheduled biopsy and basically could only give him extra-strength tylenol cause of the bleeding risk of most of the other pain killers.
Might also want to discuss banking blood with your surgeon too. (I think we are going to do that, just cause Ken has a kinda rare blood type).
Here is one thing i found about coumadin and surgery:
Coumadin : Elective Surgery
Coumadin® patients may occasionally face additional surgery or invasive procedures at some point in their future life. However, it is potentially dangerous to undergo some elective operations while anticoagulated. For instance, brain or eye surgery can be dangerous while on blood thinners. Even less serious operations, such as prostate or joint replacement surgery, can be associated with serious bleeding in a fully anticoagulated patient.
It is good advice to always inform your physician or surgeon that you are taking Coumadin®. Before any planned procedure, a Pro-Time should be checked to see what level of anticoagulation exists in your blood at that time. You should conference with your surgeon and ask whether Coumadin® should be temporarily stopped around the time of the upcoming operation. In most situations, a temporary stoppage of Coumadin® is all that will be needed.