Jul 02, 2014 - 3:14 pm
My husband was just diagnosed with early prostate cancer (I hope) with Gleason score of 7 (4+3). We live in Cleveland area so have access to Cleveland Clinic and to University Hospitals. The one urologist we have seen so far looks like he is 12 (not really - but very young) and according to his bio, he has only been out of training since 2007. I am not confident he has had the time to develop the kind of skill at this surgery (whether robotic or open). He was urging that appropriate treatment is robotic surgery to remove prostate. We think surgery is the way to go but aren't convinced that he is the right guy. When previewing bios of other in town urologists, there seems to be many, many very young ones who have practiced for even less than 7 years. Anyone have ideas about how to choose? I am concerned that even if a doctor tells us he does many procedures a year or in his years in practice, we don't have any effective way to check whether he is giving correct info. The same goes for relating his outcomes. Any help?