Prostate Nerve Sparing: How I Tried to Lobby My Doctor

By |January 18th, 2015|

Ok, I had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and had scheduled da Vinci robotic surgery at the local hospital with my urologist. What am I thinking now?

I’m thinking about how – in a few short weeks – I am going to be in an operating room, knocked out, and my doctor is going to be snipping away down there in my groin area. How much is he going to take out?   Is he going to preserve my nerve bundles, or isn’t he?

So I called him up to “lobby” for my case. “… Doctor, I just want to remind you that of the 12 needle samples you took in my biopsy, only one showed any sign of prostate cancer. And […]