This is one decision you don't ever want to look back at with regret.
I've selected a surgeon that is out of town. I'll meet with him on a Wednesday, have surgery the following day, possibly spend one night in the hospital then be discharged to stay in a local motel or return home (my choice). He has a colleague who he has trained who is local who would be willing to deal with the catheter removal, or, he suggests, I should just stay over the weekend and get it checked and removed the next Tues or Weds.
Personally, I want one of the most experienced surgeons operating on me. A measure of his skill is that his surgeries are down to lasting somewhere over an hour. Why? No wasted motions, he knows exactly what to do and how to do it because he's done it over a thousand times. (way more than that)
I expect that I'll go to the local guy for my follow-ups and won't have to see my surgeon again, though I might be wrong. But it is worth it.
One thing I found out is that my insurance will reimburse me for travel costs. airfare at 100%, $50/person/day for food and lodging. this will be a big help. It might be worth it for you to check with your insurance to see what their policy is...
PSA 3.76, Gleason 6, T1c, scans negative
psa doubling time 35 months
Still researching and deciding treatment options. Leaning towards da vinci robotic.