You will have many other questions as you move through the process but when I was facing this very same decision 6 months ago, this site was of immeasurable benefit to me so I urge you to continue monitoring feedback and asking questions. The decision on the best doc for you will largely depend on so many factors;
location, research, references, comfort level and confidence after your consultation. I don't know much about
Philly docs, but I do know that in Baltimore, not that far from you, I found a surgeon who was highly recommended to me and subsequently I would highly recommend to anyone. The way in which "we" approached the final decision, his treatment, follow-up, sensitivity to the challenges facing all of us and appreciation that we are individuals not a assigned patient number. In any case, I had the good fortune to consult with Patrick Walsh as my second opinion and although he is arguably the "best", I still went with Dr. Dan Dietrick of Chesapeake Urological in Towson, Maryland. So, whatever you finally decide, all the very best.
ps: second PSA last week following DaVinci 5 months ago: 0.0% !!!!!!!!!
DanMc: 56 yrs. old....6.1 PSA with 3 + 3 = 6 Gleason and T1c. Diagnosed from elevated PSA. DaVinci was best option given my research. Very good final pathology, margins and lymph nodes negative. PSA "0" at first test 90 days following surgery.