I am 2 yrs as of April past my RP surgery. I am still about
1 1/2 to 2 pads per day incontinent. I have decided to try the Ad Vance Male Sling Procedure. My problem is that my urologist only performs the In Vance procedure.
I am located in Southern California. I have been looking everywhere for a Doctor to perform this procedure. Dr. Eugene Rhee in San Diego, one of the utmost authorities in this field, is covered by Kaiser only. That is who my Dr. recommended, but he didn't realize he was Kaiser only. I tried to contact him with no luck. If you are not a member of Kaiser there is no contact. The Doctors that AMS recommended have not returned my calls after more than 3 attempts.
So My question is, is there anyone here from So. Cal that knows of a Dr. that performs this procedure?
All help well be greatly appreciated.
As a side note.: I finally quit drinking coffee and anything with caffeine and it has reduced my leakage by half. I did this so that I would have a leakage rate that would qualify me for this procedure. for those with incontinence issues, reducing your caffeine and Alcohol intake does help greatly.
PSA 10.2 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Doctor
Referred to Urologist Surgeon specialist
Free and total PSA - 10.9
Biopsy ( sent to John Hopkins pathology) - 2 of 16 positive on left and right apex of prostate
Left - GS 3+3=6, Right - GS 3+3=6
Davinci assisted laparoscopy radical prostatectomy on Apr. 17, 2007 -Complications due to extreme unusual size of prostate. Normal Prostate = 20 to 31 grams. Mine = 120 grams (not enlarged, but genetic growth large)
Nerves on right side spared.
All Lab's clear. No Cancer outside prostate
Cystogram Apr. 24 2007- Slight leakage at anastomosi negligible.
Catheter in for 1 week Removed Apr. 24, 2007
May 30th, First post-op PSA results...Non-Detectable!
Aug 18th, Second post-op PSA results...Non-Detectable!
Nov 8th, Third post-op PSA results...Non-Detectable!
April 17th, One year anniversary .010 Detected changed back to 3 month monitoring