Sep 07, 2005 - 4:49 pm
I was diagnosed in late July. After much research I've decided my best alternative is surgery: a Gleason of 8, at least 3 positive sites on the moderately enlarged prostate, PSA of 4.5 and 54 years young.
I'm inclined to got w/the robotic lap. but have several questions to resolve: how much experience should a Dr. have to be considered "competent" w/this technique? Can they get a good enough section of the lymph nodes for post op. biopsy? If I select and "out of town" Dr. how (w/whom) do I handle f/u visits?
W/enough constructive input I hope to make a final decision this week and have the surgery w/in a month.
Any help or advise is appreciated.