Oct 31, 2009 - 12:04 pm
I have spent a lot of time online and have a customer Dr. Hadley who is head of LLU Medical School and was head of Urology at LLU .... who has "backed up" my decision to have the Robotic Procedure at Kaiser over "watchful waiting" or any other treatments I have explored. My Dad had an open procedure at age 65 and my grandfather had PC at 80, but died of a stroke before it became an issue. Dr. Hadley said I have a 98% chance of never having cancer again by removing it now. It might not be an issue until later like for my Dad or Grandfather... but the cancer never tells you when it decides to leave your prostrate .... so I decided to remove the chance of dealing with cancer down the road.
I am engaged and getting married in Feb... so my timing isn't real good, but my fiance' is very supportive (she is a dietitian) and would not let me do life style changes with watchful waiting and said.... "get it out". So I am as comfortable as I can be about something like this.... but I am looking for some more advise from any an all.
My surgeon is highly recommended (and I like him personally) by all I have talked to and I understand that is the most important issue.... (how many he has done... over 100 in the last two years) but I have not spoken with anyone who has direct contact/knowledge with Kaiser West LA or Dr. Maynes. Has anyone on here had direct or first hand contact with Kaiser West LA or Dr Maynes?
Thanks in advance...