Jun 28, 2011 - 7:12 pm
Hello all, I went to the urologist today, and he is planning on a da vinci (robotic) laproscopic partial nephrectomy. I looked at the website that I found when reseraching him, and found several individuals who posted positvely about the procedure from several different states, not all his patients of course.
I have a 2.9 cm growth on the botom of my right kidney and he indicated I would be a good candidate for this procedure. He was very optimistic about recovery, but I feel funny talking to someone much younger than my ripe age of 48 when it comes to being my surgeon/urologist. He has carried out quite a few of these procedures both for kidney and prostrate.
Bad thing is, I will have to wait until late july or early august to get in. I was willing to go in tomorrow, but it is in part due to his schedule as well as the da vinci robotic schedule. It will be hard to stay focussed over the next month, but I will do all I can (including yard work) to get my mind off this. I will certainly be giving my 3 and 6 year olds a lot of loving.