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... My first URO did not use the ROBOT only RRP. Thanks to this board I was aware there were other options. I found a URO surgen who does both. He said go with the ROBOT. ... (11 replies)
... I have read the opinions on RRP versus the Robotic procedures. Everyone's immediate concern is with the cancer, but then turns to sexual function. ... (8 replies)

... Nerve sparing RRP in Sept 2004. Incontinence has never been an issue. ... (8 replies)
... Had my RRP here in WV last July. ... (8 replies)
... I'm 4 years out and like you have had the regular RRP. Potency is no longer an issue with me either. As you said, the silence from the robotic group tells us something.............. Positive4u :) (8 replies)
... Thanks for the replies. There are many on here recommending the robotic procedure and was wondering how they are doing versus those with the RRP regarding potency. Unfortunately, silence on the issue seems to telling. ... (8 replies)
... I had my RRP at age 52 in August of 2004 and began having erections with the aid of Viagra in January of 2005. ... (8 replies)
... Don't worry about the urinary control until the catheter comes out....I'm 8 weeks post open RRP and having trouble urinating more than a dribble.... ... (4 replies)
... Kettering has abandoned the robot and reverted to the laparoscopic prostatectomy. His rationale is that the robot is of no benefit to the patient and the best laparoscopic surgeons can do better work when they manipulate the intruments rather than the robot. ... (13 replies)
... I hate coming to the "party" late on this one. I was 48 when diagnosed. I went to Hopkins and Dr. Carter did my RRP. Seven years later I am still happy with my decision. I never had problems. My PSA is insignificant, never had urine leakage, and have sex with no problems 95% of the time. If I had it to do over again, I do not think I would go with the robot. I do believe... (57 replies)
... I asked this group before about the robot procedure and erections and did not get much response back. ... (20 replies)
... Hi Harry , welcome aboard, Best Of luck on removing your cancer , and i hope finding out about it early enough in the game to be able to recover well from all side effects. your recovery very much Depends on your age , Health, type of surgery and how far along your cancer is (and if organ contained or not ). If you going the robot route it is easier to recover... (4 replies)
... I would do it again. I was 48 with PSA in the 4.6 area and 2 positive cores on my biopsy. It apparently was caught early (and luckily since I had no family history). I wanted it out and methods other than surgery struck me as imprecise. My uro/surgeon apparently got it all out in an 'open' RRP. I had some problems with stricture/bladder neck obstruction but have... (32 replies)
... I had my traditional RRP (no robot, no laparoscopy) here in WV last July. I was in the hospital for 3 nights - my bowels didn't get going until late Wednesday after Monday surgery. 1. I remember getting ice chips in the recovery room right after I woke up and plenty to drink later that day. THe day before surgery was all jello, broth & water until midnight - then nothing... (4 replies)
... AHML, That's excellent news, and a wonderful ray of hope. (8 replies)
... I agree with Avoca-regardless of what treatment you choose-use it or lose it applies. The damaged nerves need stimulation to heal and recover the nerve transmission. If the nerves were not spared or radiation or cryosurgery has damaged them, you have another story. Positive4u :) (8 replies)
... It has been shown that the only reliable way to determine such outcomes from various types of treatments is with an anonymous third-party survey, such as the UCLA Quality of Life Survey, which tracks patients annually for the rest of their lives following treatment. Anecdotes, informal surveys, doctor's office reports, PR statements, and testimonials just don't cut it in the... (8 replies)

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