I elected robotic surgery (also postponed a few months for daughters wedding) just over a year ago and could not have been more pleased with the outcome. I just had another PSA and it was still undetectable so I am very fortunate. I was out of the hospital in less than 24 hours after the procedure and have had very little long term affects. Pain was minimal and after a week with a catheter was back to near normal activity. No leakage and slight impact on ED which was already an issue but pills do help. The best advice I got was to be sure to have a surgeon who has had lots of experience and is why I chose Mayo and was not disappointed and not wait too long so that the cancer was contained.