I was told of many advantages for the laproscopic surgery. The expected blood loss is 50-200 ccs compaired to 800-1000ccs for the open proceedure. The prostate is located in the bottom of a dark hole, like the tapering shape of a funnel, surrounded by many important structures. The DaVinci robot provides superior lighting and a camera lens that goes down into that now, well lit hole and provides the surgeon with a high quality view of a difficult environment to operate within. When delicate structures like nerves, arteries, and veins are manipulated, lighting and excellent vision of the surgical field is essential. These are the reasons that I selected laproscopic surgery rather then an open RP.