Has anyone used MD ANDERSON, Dr. Davis, for the davinci?

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TEXASCAJUN
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   Posted 3/3/2011 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,


Has anyone used MD ANDERSON, Dr. Davis, for the davinci?? Any insight would be appreciated.



Texas Cajun

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James C.
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   Posted 3/3/2011 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum, I hope someone comes along soon with an answer for you.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 3/3/2011 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Texas Cajun, Welcome to Healing well. I see you looking for a Dr at MD Anderson. Im sure someone will jump in shortly. What part of TX are you in . I know that there is a large Cajun community in Port Arther.

You minght want develop a signature that gives us a bit of you histroy.

From on Cajun to the next you will find a very helpful group of guys here.

Cajun Jeff
Baton Rouge, LA
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 3/3/2011 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Texas Cajun,
If you live near Austin, I recommend Dr. Randy Fagin, he did my DaVinci. He has done over 2000 such surgeries.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08 PSA 3.8
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4)
Davinci surgery 2/9/09 Gleason 4+4 EPE,
Margins clear, nerve bundles removed
Prostate weighed 57 grams 10-20% involved
all PSA tests since (2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 18, 21 months) undetectable
Latest PSA test (2 years) <.008 ?

Mackattack
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   Posted 3/5/2011 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Texas Cajun,

I know a urologist doing his fellowship at MD Anderson. He said that Dr. Davis is who he would recommend for robotic surgery at MD Anderson. He has a good reputation at that hospital.
PSA 3.9 - October 2010 at annual physical
PSA 4.1 - November 2010 after a month of antibiotic, DRE Normal
Age 41 in December 2010 at Dx of 6 of 12 cores positive T1C and Gleason 3 + 3

open RP on 2/14/11 at Mass General

Post Surgery Pathology Report: Gleason 6, T2, Cancer in 35% of Prostate, All Margins Clear

saxman
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   Posted 3/9/2011 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Dr. Davis did my surgery on 2-28. All I know is my personal experience to this point which appears to me to extraordinary. Went back to work in my office on the 7th day after surgery. Minimal pain - needed the strong stuff for only one day out of the hospital. Catheter out 2 days later without incident. Trying to determine now what incontinence issues will be but I'm not sure there will be any (or at least any significant ones). Stirrings of "other" functional return already.

MDA in my experience is a first class operation. Everyone is helpful and kind. They are extremely thorough and professional. The initial appt took just a half a day and I saw Dr. Davis and a radiologist and several others.

Its a big place but people help you get around. The hospital nursing staff appeared to be adequate in number (this is a real problem many places) and professional.

From conversations with other who have had prostate surgery (not of Dr. Davis' patients) it appears that my rate of recovery and results are extraordinary especially in light of the fact that I am overweight and not an ideal surgical cantidate.

From my experience so far, I can't say anything but very good things.

Good luck.

I don't know if this forum has private messaging capability, but if it does and you want to discuss further please send me a message.

TEXASCAJUN
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   Posted 3/9/2011 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
THANKS TO ALL FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTION...I WILL BE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH DR. DAVIS AT MD ANDERSON IN THE AM..SEE YA'LL ON THE FLIP SIDE!!
 
THE TEXAS CAJUN

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 3/10/2011 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Texas Cajun. I wish you well.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better
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