Check out Drs. Kawachi and Wilson at City of Hope in Duarte, California. They have done thousands of Da Vinci procedures and I was very pleased with my experience there. My surgeon was Kawachi. Give them a call and they'll be glad to talk to you.
D.O.B - 8/9/52
PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06. Both lobes involved. Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear. Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested. 12 percent overall.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07
Third post-surgery PSA -- Undetactable, 2/15/08
Surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia repair, 4/4/08
Post Edited (PianoMan) : 5/20/2008 6:07:31 PM (GMT-6)