Does anyone know if the VA has the da Vinci robot?

My husband has Pca. VERY low grade. He is 60 tomorrow. He was just dx'd with bladder cancer. I have researched Sloan-Kettering, Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland Medical Center.

They have the da Vinci robot to do surgeries. This will give him a great QOL, and with sparing the nerves.

Does anyone know if the VA system has the da Vinci robot that can provide these services? We don't have outside insurance and this is all we have, the VA.

I will do anything to save my husband's life and help him to have the best QOL possible.

Thanks,

Pat

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  • Bill
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Pat,

    If your VA does not have the machine and a local hospital does, it is possible to get the VA to pay for the treatment. The program is called fee basis. Go and check it out at your local VA Hospital.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you want to save your husband's life, please DON'T just do mainstream treatment. LEARN about how he, and you, need to live in order not to have him have a recurrence, and for you not to be diagnosed with cancer. Get and read these two books: "The China Study," by T. Colin Campbell, and "How To Fight Cancer and Win" by Fischer.

    Cancer does not just fall down out of the sky. It does not just happen out of the blue for not reason at all. There ARE reasons it happens, and reading those two books will help you start learning what they are.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would be very surprised if any did. They are very expensive.

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