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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/21/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Just curious as to know who the better urologists are. I am from the NE and had my prostate removed (robotic) by Dr. Jean Joseph at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Anyone else have experience with Dr. Joseph or Strong?

Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/22/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I had Dr Jean Joseph, too My stats are below. 1 partial nerve spared.
I'm at one month post op.
So far I'm incontinent at 3-4 pads per day.
Most likely ED as there has not been a hint of activity - and I mean not even a hint of a hint. Taking Cialis. 20 mg every 3 days.
I don't know how this stacks up with other guys but I'd love to see data.
I am jogging reasonably hard every morning. 1/4 mile jog, 1/4 mile walk, 1/4 jog really kicking, 1/4 mile walk.
Everyone in my area said Dr J. was the best, but I'm thinking Colin's experience in Thailand has me beat by a mile. Can I call a "do-over"?
Age 56. Perfectly healthy with no problems until getting the results of my first routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. My GP does not believe in general PSA screening so I did not get results during my 50 year physical.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: 23.2.
June 10 Biopsy 7 out of 12 cores positive, Gleason 6=3+3.
Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
7/21/2009 Radical prostatectomy by Da Vinci @ University of Rochester
Left nerve gone, right spared.
7/31/2009: Catheter removed and Pathology report received
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm location: both lobes and apex.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX

Worried Guy
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   Posted 8/23/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, I forgot to mention "Strong Memorial Hospital" is also called "University of Rochester Medical Center". Same place but different signs and business cards. Consider it a stimulus package for the local printing industry.

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 8/23/2009 10:19:14 AM (GMT-6)

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