What can I expect from surgery by the da Vinci machine that will be removing a 3mm tumor from my right kidney? I am 28 years old and have never had surgery, let alone been in a hospital for more than three hours. The tumor was found by complete chance, or miracle during a sonogram for my gall balder and tummy. From there I met with the surgeon who thinks it is cancer and is removing it on the 19th, in two days. Anyone have any advice or tips on what is about to happen? How am I going to feel? I took a month off of work to start, I really hope I can get up and doing stuff by then. I cant work out I am assuming for at least a month. My only hope besides getting it out and not having cancer, is losing weight. Gotta look forward to something and that is the goal, lose 10 pounds. Is anyone on here as young as me?