Approximately 16 percent of men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer sometime in their life. In this month's Health Check report, we take an in-depth look at the number-one treatment in the world for localized prostate cancer: the da Vinci Prostatectomy.
We'll also introduce you to Vern Gibson who was diagnosed with prostate cancer three years ago. He was given a number of options, but chose the da Vinci Prostatectomy. He tells us why it was the best decision he ever made.
Dr. Paulos Yohannes performed Vern's surgery and 900 others like it. He explains the benefits of the procedure and how it's changed the way he operates.
Our special report tonight at 5 p.m. on the Channel 6 News.