The generic advice is to go to have your surgery done at a major medical center in a big city (it sounds like you have those two items covered) and find a doctor who has done the specific surgery that you are having done many, many, many times so that he/she is very experienced.
I think that there are web sites that give lists of doctors who are experienced in the DaVinci method. I do not know what those web sites are but others reading your thread will and they should provide the information.
I also think that I have seen this topic discussed in another thread in this chat room. Does anyone else know which thread that was?
Best of luck.
DIAGNOSIS: 09/25/06. Age 49. PSA 4.6. PSA free 2%. Clinical pathology: Gleason 10. Stage 2a.
SURGERY: 11/08/06. RP at Johns Hopkins. Surgical pathology Gleason 10. Stage T3a (positive margins.) Negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes, and bone scan.
POST OP: First post op PSA was 0.00 in 12/06.
Post Edited (BenEcho10) : 1/15/2007 8:21:13 PM (GMT-7)