Well Odysseus, I'll add my two cents to this thread! I live in Virginia Beach, a short drive from you in Richmond. Dr. Raymond Lance was my Urologist, and I strongly reccommend him, and decided to use him over JH. Dr. Lance can remove your prostate using Dr. Walsh's older procedure, and has a excellent track record doing so. However, he trained with the JH guys, and then progreessed using the Da Venci method. He is so well thought of, that he flys back to Alaska every other month to do the operations that the Alaskan Docs think are too difficult. Dr. Lance and Sentara are Anthem BSBS facilities, and your out of pocket will be low. Dr. Lance will take all the time you need to answer questions, he has a great bedside manner, and fantastic results. My Pca in the prostate turned out to be over 70%, and he was able to get all the cancer and have all clean margins. I was dry post op on day seven when the cath came out, and have had great results. I went into Sentara at 5:30 AM on a Monday, and went home Tuesday at noon. You can go to the Sentara web site and play a video of Dr. Lance performing a Da Venci (he did it live a year ago). Let me know if I can tell you anything else about this wonderful man.
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 15 of 16 samples positive
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Venci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours
Record for Dr. Lance, 70% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins,Clean nodes,
First PSA at 5 weeks, UNDETECTABLE!
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
Second PSA 19 weeks post op, UNDETECTABLE 2/11/2008
Third PSA 5/12/08, six months post op, UNDETECTABLE
The Lord has truly Blessed me.