My surgeon was Tim Wilson at CoH. I am functioning very well with the plumbing. No leaks and no ED drugs neededHe is very highly regarded as is Mark Kawachi. I know of others who had Kawachi and are also very happy with his work.
At the time of my surgery in February of 2007, both of these guys were at or over 1500 LARP's using the daVinci system. I imagine now they are over 2000 each. Kawachi and Wilson are regarded as two of the best surgeons in Southern California. Also in the area are USC, UCLA, and UCI. They have very highly regarded centers and surgeons as well. I chose CoH because of Wilson and first hand recommendations.
My cancer was advanced. Surgery was successful in the surgical sense, but my 19.8 PSA and my stage of 3b indicated that I needed additional therapy. All things considered I am very satisfied with my starting point with CoH. I am in full remission.
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