I can't add much to what's already been said, but you have found what I consider to be the best site in cyberspace for obtaining information. You can read a brief "Cliff's Notes" summary of my journey below.
Sounds like you guys have caught the PC in it's early stages, and prognosis is good. Take your time, gather the information, process it and make a decision and don't look back. Sorry I can't offer any information on a surgeon since I live in Florida, but in your search ask the surgeon as many questions as possible, e.g., number of surgeries, success of his patients with continence and erections, etc. etc. As others have mentioned, obtain a copy of Dr. Walsh's book. The most recent, updated version came out this year. It was extremely helpful in making a decision, and dealing with post surgery issues.
Good luck and keep checking back in with any questions. We're all here to help.
Diagnosed: March 25, 2007
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve core samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
DaVinci Surgery: May 21, 2007 at Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida. Surgery took one hour and 45 minutes. According to my surgeon, everything went textbook and the prostate peeled away nicely.
Post-op Pathology Report: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes.
Continence: Out of the pads at five weeks. Still have some very minor stress incontinence at times but it's not an issue. Still Kegel every day and will continue to do so.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
1st Post-op PSA: <0.1
2nd Post-op PSA: <0.1
Family history: My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had a <0.1 PSA for the past 10 years. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.