We've been doing these surgeries in the rather backward area I live in the US for about 2 years, although the million dollar robot is used. The operations are substantially longer than the version using a large incision, although the post-op pain is better and recovery faster. The robotic version also requires the patient to be placed in an extreme head-down position during surgery, leading to fluid accumulation around the face, tongue swelling, and increased risk of breathing problems after anesthesia.
Ignore the poster who says prostate CA is nothing to worry about. True, most elderly men have evidence of the beginnings prostate CA. The problem is that it is difficult to determine whether abnormal prostate cell growth will spread or not. Death by prostate CA is rather unpleasant (it likes bone, and can cause terrible back pain and fractures).