finding the best Dr to do the job?

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   Posted 1/31/2010 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Is there a source that can direct me to the Doctor with most experience in a certain procedure in my city. I live in Milwaukee Wis and have a large choice of major hospitals. I am very satisfied with Frodtert hospital but I am cosidering male sling procedure and want it done right. I have a appointment with them on Feb 10th. The head of uro who did my surgery does not do the sling surgery so it will be a different doctor. Can any of the major cancer websites get this information?
 3-17- 8 went to Bruce Springsteen concert , great time
3-18-8 routine exam
3-19 doctor called said psa was elevated
what's a psa?
referred to Uro, had several more blood tests.
PSA steady at 4.75
biopsy  June 08 , 12 cores, 4 on left confirmed , right clear
gleason 3 + 3 T1c
research time.
decieded on open RP, Head of Uro  is my Doctor
Surgery done 10-1-8 by Dr See at Frodoret Hospital in Milwaukee
Cathater out 10-13 no problems
Post op,  organ confined, gleason up to 4 + 3, all clear margins
T2c 20% volume, very good outcome I feel
Incontinent and ED.  Time will tell, was told all nerves  saved.
back to work 11-5-8.
 3,6,9 month psa <0.04 one year <0.04
still use 1 pad per day
Walked thru the darkness on the edge of town.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2210
   Posted 2/1/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I dont know of any source that could help you, but I live elsewhere. For me I would talk to other men or professionals in you area to get feedback on Dr.'s. Good luck with that procedure and keep us posted.
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margin slightly involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only, now none
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10
Great family and friends

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4818
   Posted 2/1/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I would ask my surgeon whom I TRUST ALOT, who  he would go to.

Age 54   - 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
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

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