I did a lot of research when I was dx. I narrowed it down to David Wood and Dr. Menon. I also consulted with Dr. Hussein later on.
I had a day-long appointment at the Umich Comprehensive Cancer Center where I met with Dr. Woods and then Dr. Heemstra (a radiation guy). The next day I met with Dr. Menon and his team at Ford. My wife went with me. We liked Wood. He seemed very confident. But he also seemed a tad distant. He gave us all the time we needed to answer questions. His answers were pointed and succinct. But in between our questions, there was silence.
We liked Menon and his team much better.
Bottom line: I would have been confident with either one.
Menon did my surgery. Unfortunately, my pathology really sucked, but that's not his fault as far as I can tell. The surgery was technically very well done and I had a very quick, full recovery (except for ED).
Also, at Ford Hospital you can rent an apartment 500 feet from the entrance. It was $65 per day but they had a grant that paid $500 towards it, so we stayed there for a week until my catheter was removed. Oh, and they use a s-p catheter which is MUCH better than a Foley catheter.
If you have more questions, I'd be glad to answer either here or via email
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64. Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- yes.. PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06; 1/4/11-0.13,3/1/11--0.27