Choice of Treatment: RRP
1. Age at diagnosis: 50
2. Stage: T1c
3. Gleason: 6
4. Chance of total cure: I determined best opportunity with surgery
5. Health (excluding prostate diagnosis): Excellent
6. RRP over Robotic: I searched for the most qualified surgeon in terms of clinical skill/experience and academic brilliance. I learned that the true "experts" who met my criteria specialized in one surgical procedure, but not both. Therefore, I decided to select my surgeon, not my surgical procedure. I do not regret my decision (an "expert" at Johns Hopkins). Friends of mine who underwent Robotic surgery by an "expert" at City of Hope, and were very pleased, were amazed that my recovery time was less than theirs. We all had excellent cancer eradication results (PSA <0.1).
Hope my thought process assists those presently making a decision.