What to Expect
Knowing what to expect before and after surgery robotic surgery will help reduce anxiety and worry the day before surgery. Our robotic surgeons and our experienced surgery team have the experience to make your experience as comfortable as it can be.
On the morning of surgery, you will meet the anesthesiologist and the operating room staff. You will also have an opportunity to address any last-minute questions with your surgeon.
While you are comfortably under anesthesia, your family will receive regular updates throughout your surgery. After surgery is completed, they will receive a full report from your surgeon. After you are alert and responsive after anesthesia, your family will be able to see you in the recovery room.
Your surgeon or pre-operative nurse will review surgical instructions with you prior to the day of your surgery. Please refer to these instructions and ask specific questions about your oral medications.
National Cancer Institute (www.cancer.gov)
The American Cancer Society
Call: 1-800-227-2345 (1-800-ACS-2345)
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. The ACS offers a variety of services and programs for patients and their families. The ACS also supports research, provides printed materials, and conducts educational programs. Staff can accept calls and distribute publications in Spanish.
The Cancer Support Community
The Cancer Support Community is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope to people affected by cancer.
Call: 1-800-813-HOPE (1-800-813-4673)
CancerCare is a national nonprofit agency that offers free support, information, financial assistance, and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones. Services are provided by oncology (cancer) social workers and are available in person, over the telephone, and through the agency’s Web site. A section of the Cancer-Care Web site and some publications are available in Spanish, and staff can respond to calls and e-mail in Spanish.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national nonprofit organization that provides community outreach, education and CPR training.
National Institute for Health
The National Institutes of Health is the nation's medical research institute. It is made up of 27 institutes and centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.
Lung Cancer Alliance
The Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) is dedicated to providing support and advocacy for people living with or at risk for lung cancer. LCA programs include a Lung Cancer Information Line which provides support, information, and referrals for lung cancer patients, survivors, and their family and friends. The Phone Buddy Program is a peer-to-peer support program that matches survivors or their family members/caregivers with patients or caregivers who have gone through similar medical and social situations. LungLoveLink is a new online support community for people living with lung cancer as well as family members and caregivers. LCA also sponsors Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a national education and advocacy campaign; the quarterly newsletter Lung Cancer Alliance Times; and LCA Advocacy Action, where advocates can receive alerts to participate in or respond to important lung cancer issues.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association supports research, provides a free Lung Help Line and trains facilitators for smoking cessation groups.
American Urological Association Foundation
The AUA Foundation supports research; provides education to patients, the general public, and health professionals; and offers patient support services for those who have or may be at risk for a urologic disease or disorder. The Foundation provides information on urologic diseases and dysfunctions, including prostate cancer treatment choices, bladder health, and sexual function. It also offers prostate cancer support groups (Prostate Cancer Network). Some Spanish language publications are available.
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Call: 1-800-757-CURE (1-800-757-2873)
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides funding for research projects to improve methods of diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. It also offers printed resources for prostate cancer survivors and their families. The mission of the Prostate Cancer Foundation is to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer.
Us Too International
Call: 1-800-80-USTOO (1-800-808-7866)
Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network is a non-profit education and support group organization with more than 325 chapters throughout the world. It provides men and their families with fellowship, peer counseling, and timely, personalized, unbiased, and reliable information about prostate cancer, enabling informed choices about detection, treatment choices, and quality of life after treatment.
Fertile Hope is a national organization that provides reproductive information, support, and hope to cancer patients whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility. The organization offers fertility preservation financial assistance choices for patients.