Hi Guys, first post in this forum,
I am a Viet Nam agent orange exposed vet newly diagnosed with high risk but hopefully still encapsulated prostate tumor.
I am declining radiation in favor of da Vinci radical prostatectomy (RP) for a number of complex reasons unique to my health issues and age.
My immediate need is to find the best surgeon within the North East or Central US preferred. I want an academic center and a surgeon who specializes in RP on a da Vinci robot.
Questions I need help in answering:
Is there an age limitation for RP? I am 75 but functionally very healthy.
What are sources for getting successful outcomes for an individual surgeon? Success for me is defined as least amount of incontinence, post op infections and ED.
Who have you had for surgery and reasons for liking or disliking?
I live in south central NY State and am willing to travel if convinced it is worth it.