I believe it was in this group that I saw comment (several references) to a particular da Vinci surgeon in Vancouver Canada who was well regarded.
I was speaking to a Vancouver friend, recently Dx'd as a member of our elite club, and told him I'd get him the name. However, best I can search I can't come across this tread(s). Perhaps it was just a figment of my imagination. However, if anyone knows the name of this surgeon with the great da Vinci reputation it would be most appreciated.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.