da Vinci surgery

Spillage of Cancer Cells During Surgery

Spillage of Cancer Cells During Surgery

Will cancer cells spill into my body when the surgeon is in there cutting away?  This was one of my main questions, when I was considering how to treat my prostate cancer.  Which therapy should I go with?  If I choose surgery, won't that make things worse (in the long...

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Going Back to Work After Prostate Surgery

Going Back to Work After Prostate Surgery

Before I had my robotic prostate surgery, I had heard/seen some amazing stories about how fast certain guys were returning to work.  It sounded almost too good to be true, or maybe they were just cherry picking the best case scenarios.  But what is more typical - what...

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Recovery from Prostate Surgery

Recovery from Prostate Surgery

  Robotic prostate surgery recovery time Prostate cancer runs in my family, and I knew it was only a matter of time before my number came up.  When I did get the diagnosis, I chose robotic surgery to treat MY case of prostate cancer, but there are many other...

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One Day After da Vinci Prostate Surgery

One Day After da Vinci Prostate Surgery

It was 3:00 a.m. on the day after surgery, and I was awake in bed. So I decided to ask the night-shift nurse if I could get up and walk, and she said sure.  She unhooked my compression socks from the machine at the foot of the bed, unplugged my IV stand from the wall...

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One Day Before da Vinci Prostate Surgery

One Day Before da Vinci Prostate Surgery

Pretty soon it's go time. Tomorrow is surgery day, and I'm supposed to be there first thing in the morning. My instructions: do not eat solid foods today, just clear liquids. The goal, I believe, is to clean out the colon. But why? I think it has something to do with...

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Is da Vinci Robotic Surgery Painful?

Is da Vinci Robotic Surgery Painful?

I had prostate cancer and chose to have it treated with surgery using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system. Did it hurt?   Stay tuned, and I’ll tell you all about it. I am an average guy without an agenda, so I’ll give you the straight info. Before I answer the...

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