I know we are all facinated by the newest and flashiest tech products out there, but until they prove themselves ABSOLUTLY perfect...... I will back the old practieced hands of a capable surgeon. If the goal is a minimal scar..... who cares! If the goal is "cancer free" .... gimmee the most capable surgery.
As for the scar thing...... At first, the scar is a sign of triumph! I have never been ashamed of "the scar" I wore it as a badge of honor and victory!
Now, I noticed the scar is almost completely invisible. As the scar fades, I have calmed down and come to terms with what I faced and defeated.
Do not fear the old system.... until the new robot shows it is capable.....go with the proven method.
Light a man a fire and he is warm for an evening.
Light a man ON fire and he's warm forever.
08/08/08...RC neo bladder
New Man! [/size]
Robots are for building cars. If my surgeon can't do a hands on surgery then I don't need that surgeon. I have worked on to many electronics to know that they break down, and at the worst possible time most of the time!
Hi, Dana, I agree with many things the folks here, Herb, Mike and Pat etc have posted. The Internet is a great tool but it can cause so much confusion etc. Do believe what they are telling you. And, no robotic surgery isn't the best at all. It is just one of several ways to do this surgery. If you have a very experienced and competent surgeon with robotics then you are fine. But, the open surgery method is very good as well. Jim had part of his RC/IC done robotic and the other part was open. So, go figure. I think that was partly due to his size, he was a big fine fella and now is still a fine fella just not as big! Which is a very good thing for him. We are rapidly approaching the 1st anniversary of his surgery and as of this moment he is cancer free until proven otherwise! I got the expression from another poster and we have used it as our mantra! Thanks, Humpy!
Dana: I did not have a Robot remove my bladder or prostate --- just a good surgeon who had done hundreds and a caring staff at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, NM --- not world famous place but I had faith in doctor and hospital staff --- yes, I checked up on both as best I could --- and they did okay --- still do services every Sunday at a little chapel here in the mountains. Take care: Herb†
Age 72 had radical 9/11/10 have conduit everything is fine, grateful to be a cancer survivor. Lost Dad and Brother to Cancer both in their 50's.