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Veil of Aphrodite Nerve Sparing

WHW's picture
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Joined: Jul 2009

Is anyone familiar with the Henry Ford, Vattikuti Urology Institute and their "Veil of Aphrodite" Nerve Sparing surgery?

I am still doing all the research I can in preparation for my decision on what's the best way to attack the PC for me.

Also, has anyone actually had their surgery done at the Vattikuti Institute. According to their website they are the nation's leader in da Vinci prostate surgery with more than 5000 operations done. U.S. News and World Report 2008, named them the "Best Hospital for Urology".

I have learned an awful lot from you guys in a very short time frame since my diagnosis and finding this site and appreciate all the feedback.

As I stated in an earlier posting, my wife has been in the hospital for the last three weeks. My diagnosis came during this time and I have not had any conversations with her about it. Talking with you folks has sure made this a little easier. I can discuss the things a little more openly with you without the fear of stressing my wife who is battling through complications with her own cancer right now.

Thanks for being here guys, I look forward to your responses and views.


lshick's picture
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Joined: Apr 2009

Go over to yananow.net and search on "Vattikuti." Several stories there.


lewvino's picture
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Try this website: http://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/urol/v60n4/en_robotica9.pdf

When I asked my surgeon at Vanderbilt about some of these different techniques he said if your surgeon is good he will be keeping up with the latest techniques and including in their surgery.

Another Larry

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This clinic has been one of the leaders for years. I do believe the "star surgeon" left to another clinic but don't recall. He called me when I inquired about the robot and directed me to my surgeon in Austin.

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