University of Pennsylvania Doctors

Maxy2
Maxy2 Member Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Prostate Cancer #1
56 yr old in good health, just diagnosed with Gleason 6, has anyone had any experience with Dr. Alan Wein at UPenn? Any other doctors at UPenn? Insight much appreciated!

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  • fcatroneo
    fcatroneo Member Posts: 89
    Maxy, Google his name on the internet. It will give you some background info on Dr. Wein. You are very young. I hope you are considering surgery (RP or Robotics).
  • rogermoore
    rogermoore Member Posts: 264
    Maxy,

    Sorry about your recent diagnosis. I was 58 when diagnosed and elected to have RP. I have never regretted my decision and have regained full functionality and no side-effects. The treatment of choice, from what I have heard is robotic surgery, especially at your age.

    Good luck and keep us posted.

    Roger
  • cbele
    cbele Member Posts: 2
    Sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I am 66 with Gleason 6 (3+3) - PSA 2.7. I am from Philly. Doctor Wein is very good - I understand he does open prostatectomy. I opted for robotic procedure with David Lee also affiliated with Penn at Penn Presby. He is great. My suregery is scheduled for Oct 22d.