Any recommendations or (not) about prostate surgeons. I have talked to one in Atlanta but as I will be starting a new job in Alaska in August, I will have to fly to wherever I have my treatment. Any thoughts?
I can only recomend the one I used. Dr Richard Greenberg, head of urology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa. I had RP one year ago. Fortunatly my cancer was caught very early and I've been cancer free since. i think he's a great doctor. If your interested I'll dig out his phone number.
my docotr was Daniel Culkins in the OU medical building in Oklahoma City, I was very happy with him. he is both the head of the Urology Department and a professor.
I had my surgery at Vanderbilt Clinic in Nashville, TN. My surgeon was Dr. Joseph Smith. He is head of the Oncology and Urology Department. I have absolutely no side effects from the surgery.
My husband was a patient at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. they are one of the top cancer centers in the US you can check out there web site www.mskcc.org good luck
Depending on your stage, look into Da Vinci robotics. Short down time only one repeat visit.
I'm sure you can get it in Seattle, I was in Feb 7, 2006that morning, walked around that pm and went home next day with virtually no pain, had the catheter out in 10 days and was done. Just get PSA checks now.
Robotic Da Vinci was the way to go.No heavey loss of blood and no scar down the middle. I had a catheter for 4 days and still leaking for(5)months.Are you in therapy for the same problem? email@example.com
Before I chose a surgeon I read Dr. Patrick Walsh's book "Surviving Prostate Cancer" and became familiar with the various options that I had. There's an entire section in the book on how to choose a surgeon. I then went to Dana Farber Cancer Reseach Center which is associated with Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard University Medical School. Dana Farber took the team approach by having my records reviewed by the various diciplines- seeds, radiation, do nothing, and surgery. I then met with the heads of each department for a presentation and a recommendation. In the end it was my decision and I chose surgery because I felt that it gave me the best chance to get that crap out of my body and if that didn't work, radiation was my Plan B. I chose Dr. Jerome Richie, head of Urology at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Professor of Urolocal Studies at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Richie met all the criteria set up in Dr. Walsch's book and more. He also was highly recommended by a doctors who was a friend of the family who said he knew of other doctors who chose him as well.
Hope this helped! Please do your homework before you make your decision.
God bless you.
I live in Portland, Oregon. My urologist does not operate anymore but sent me to Dr. Bruce Lowe here in Portland. I had the Da Vinci surgery in May of this year and came out just fine. Important thing to know when choosing a surgeon for this procedure is how many he has done. If the number is under 100 then you need to look for someone with more experience. Also, there is a book you should pick up:it is the only up to date book on the market and will answer most if not all of your questions. The author is Dr.Peter Scardino. I wrote to him after my surgery and he wrote back. Great guy and internationally respected. Good luck!