I would have gone to MSk if my insurance had covered it. They are a class act and were unbelievably thorough, kind, concerned and, in my experience of talking to four surgeons, instilled an enormous amount of security. BUT, they admit they are conservative and said their DaVinci machine was gathering dust. They certainly do the DaVinci, but have not jumped on board as some hospitals have. My wife liked the free refreshments while she waited for me!
I ended up going to Mt Sinai, truly a huge city hospital, but got the concierge floor as Dr. Samadi recommended. THAT was worth the extra money. The care for my wife was unreal. Tea in the library, anything she wanted, fresh flowers everywhere. It was like a luxury hotel with hospital beds. My care was fine...I don't remember it much.
But, yes...sorry to digress....MSK is an outstanding place to go. Their surgery track record is great - no matter what method is used. You will be in the best of hands. It's a class act.
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6 (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at nine months.
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - Took 100mg viagra every night. for several months
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks, which disappeared over the course of a month or two.
ED bounce is what they call it. Now, at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
One year PSA - undectable!