Sep 05, 2009 - 11:34 am
I was wondering how many people here have had the DaVinci robotic surgery and if so how did it go? Where did you have it done? Were they able to just remove the tumor or did the whole kidney need to come out?
I'm having trouble finding a doctor who will use the DaVinci on me. So far two have said it would be overkill in my condition and a laparscopic procedure would work just fine, but the whole kidney will have to come out. These docs seem to be saying that DaVinci is more effective for prostate and other cancers, not kidney (but that's not what the makers of the DaVinci say).