I also saw Dr Kaouk. If you don't think he is the absolutely nicest man and doctor you have ever met. I will be surprised. His experience and his confidence honestly overwhelmed me. He talked about
the prostate like some people would talk about
something they have worked on for years and years.
I honestly credit him with my surgical outcome. I should have had psoitive margins with an EPE, but he was able to get all of the surrounding tissue as well.
When I met him, I didn't bother to talk to any one else. I think he has done probably 800 DaVinci surgeys.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck. Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)