A very warm welcome to you! I think the key factor to the da Vinci robotic surgery, as with any surgery, is the experience of the surgeon. If you feel comfortable with the number of surgeries and low rate of complications, you should be pretty good to go. My surgeon was very experienced and comfortable with the robotic surgery. However, if she was more comfortable with another form of laparoscopic or open surgery, I may have gone that direction because of my trust in my surgeon and due to the recommendations I received for her from peers not in her office.
All the best in your decision making!
Perhaps someone will "chime in" here soon with recommendations for the Phoenix area.
All the best,
"Idaho" ~ Barry
Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
1st PSA 9/11/2007 <0.04 (undetectable)
2nd PSA 12/10/2007 <0.04
My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com
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