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CHOOSING A SURGEON

Judge
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Once you have chosen to have a DaVinci Robotic Radical Prostatectomy, how have you, who have done so, gone about choosing your surgeons?

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Olee
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Hi Judge, I had my robotic surgery 6 days ago and I am extremely pleased with my surgeon. After 3 very stressful and frustrating months of talking to urologists, one of whom told me that the Da Vinci surgery was nothing more than a marketing scheme, I simply went to the Da Vinci website http://davincisurgery.com/index.aspx?id=it&gclid=CI2grMnw9ZgCFRhhnAodrBR40w and they have a surgeon look-up tool based on your location. I called and set up two consults and chose my surgeon. I asked to-the-point questions as well as realistic questions and asked for the same in his responses, his experience,successes etc. I wish you the best and there are many here as well as myself that would be glad to answer any questions you may have about the surgery.

whubbs
Posts: 77
Joined: Sep 2008

Dr. Ash Tewari - New York City - I highly recommend.

manybless
Posts: 6
Joined: Jan 2009

Good evening Judge
I had the robotic surgery December 8th, 2008. When I started my research, at least 50 seemed to be the "experienced" bench mark for the surgeons. My Urologist had almost 200 so I was very fortunate. I asked the direct questions as well. Those that are more focused on quality of life issues such as: what were their success rates for nerve sparing and ED problems. I had a successful surgery and recovery. I only wore depends for 3 days and I have minimal ED issues, and its been less than 3 months.
Pray about it and then go with the surgeon you feel most comfortable with.
Good luck
Pastor Bobby

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