Robotic Cystectomy with Neobladder

Robotic Cystectomy with Neobladder

Approximate date treated
Surgery performed February, 2011
Condition treated
Bladder cancer
Personal experience
This was major surgery and Dr. Berkman prepared my family and I very well, spending whatever time was necessary to ensure that all my questions were answered and that we were making the right decision. This was even more important given that the post operative recovery for a neobladder is a bit longer. My pathologies were clean post surgery, with no recurrence in the 5 years following the surgery. It is now safe to say that the the probability of recurrence is practically nil. Dr. Berkman saved my life.
How did robotic surgery make a difference for you?
I have absolutely no restrictions of any kind, and I live a full and healthy lifestyle.
Mike Mattingly