Hi Bill..........I'm one of those guys. Burlcodad & Positional are two others that I know of on this forum who had surgery with Lee at HUP. You can look at my signature and see where I am stat-wise. Lee is very personable and will take his time with any/all questions. His skill level is exceptional with the Robot. I'm extrememly pleased with my outcome. My care at Presbyterian Med. Ctr. was top-notch. He was not the only surgeon or other treatment specialist I consulted, but in the end, I felt he was the best guy for the job. I don't know if you have checked out other opinions with other forms of treatment, but you should. If you have, and are still convinced that Robotic surgery is the way to go, you're in great hands with Lee. If you have any specific questions, fire away, and we will try to answer. Keep us posted.
Arnie in DE
Age 56 (biopsy & surgery)
PSA at Diagnosis-3.9
Biposy 8/19/08--4 of 12 cores positive; 5% involvement, Gleason 6 (3+3)
Surgery 1/26/09-DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy at Presbyterian Medical Center/HUP-Phila, PA
Dr. David Lee
Pathology Report- Adenocarcinoma, no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative margins, Gleason 7 (3+4), Stage T2C, NO MX, Prostate 61.8 grams, gland involvement 2-10%
Catheter removed after 8 days, totally dry at 3 months. ED issues continue, Viagra (via ADC) nightly (100mgs), VED use in earnest at 6 months. "Ball Park Frank" plumping at this point......ED at 10 months continues to improve, albeit slowly. Continued daily use of 100mg Viagra (ADC). Discontinued pump use; manual stimulation to varying states of erections; achieved penetratable erection on a couple of occasions----At 13 months, nocturnal erections are frequent. Still taking 100mg of ADC Viagra nightly. Libido still in the dumper, but working on it with doctors.
3 month PSA--<0.1
6 month PSA--<0.1
10 month PSA--<0.1