Houston Da Vinci Surgeon?

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pcBeGone
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   Posted 1/28/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Any recommendations please? Would love to hear of some success stories about a local Doctor. Thank you.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 1/28/2009 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I used the sites "search" function and searched on Houston..Was suprised that I didn't get any hits.
 
Your family doc - co-workers etc are things to consider in case no one here has any experience...
Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


Tudpock18
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   Posted 1/28/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi:
 
You have one of the most well known cancer centers in the world, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, right there in Houston.  Why don't you try their web site and go there for a consult.
 
Tudpock
Age 62
Gleason 4 +3 = 7
T1C
PSA 4.2
2 of 16 cores cancerous
27cc
Brachytherapy December 9, 2008.  73 Iodine-125 seeds.  Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort.  Regular activities resumed, everything continues to function normally as of 12/30/08.


pcBeGone
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   Posted 1/29/2009 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
There are several doctors at MD Anderson & several others in Houston who perform the robotic surgery. Was just looking to touch base with someone with a favorable experience with one/any of them. & Yes I did use the search function before posting & without any luck as well. Thanks.

RBinCountry
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   Posted 1/29/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I think you should also know about Dr. Randy Fagin in Austin - many people come from all over for his expertise, and Houston is not far away.  I traveled from San Antonio to Austin for my surgery.

RB
Age 61 (now 62)
Original data - pre-operation
PSA: 5.1
T1C clinical diagnosis, Needle biopsy - 10 cores, Gleason 7 = 3+4 in 1 core (40%), 7 cores Gleason 6 = 3+3 ranging from 5% to 12%
All scans negative
Lupron administered 4/9/2008 for 4 months (with idea I would undergo external beam radiation followed by seed implants - then I changed my mind).
Robotic DiVinci surgery - Dr. Fagin (Austin) May 19th
Post operative - pathology
pT2c NX MX
Gleason 3+4
Margins - negative
Extraprostatic extension - negative
seminal vesicle invasion - uninvolved
1st Post PSA <.04
2nd Post PSA <.1 10/30/2008


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 1/29/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm having my robotic surgery with Dr. Randy Fagin in Austin TX. He is a well known for being one of the first to perform the Da Vinci surgery.
Schedules for Robotic surgery
Gleason score (4+4) in one nodule
(4+5) in another nodule
Negative CT scan and bone scan
PSA 3.5


TSFFZ
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Total Posts : 25
   Posted 1/29/2009 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   

pcBeGone,

I can recommend Dr. Curtis Pettaway at M.D. Anderson.


rob2
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   Posted 1/30/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
search baylor or methodist for urologists. (scott department of urology). My doctor was associated with methodist. there are a lot of good doctor's in houston.
 
Age 48
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
decision - surgery (robotic)
surgery may 9, 2008 - houston, tx
pathology report -gleason 8
margins clear
4 week and 6 week PSA >.04 (undetectible)
6 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is an issue

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