I had my prostate removed six days ago by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA - a Da Vinci robotic prostatectome; and am feeling extremely well. My catheter comes out tomorrow, which I am looking forward to, and other than that, I have almost no after-effects from the surgery.
I highly recommend Dr. Ahlering. He is a great listener; he is caring, direct and confidence-building. His team is excellent. The UCI Medical Center facilities are excellent.
I made my decision to go to UCI after reading 5 books on the subject of Prostate Cancer, including Bob Marckini's - YOU CAN BEAT Prostate Cancer And You Don't Need Surgery to Do It; and I studied countless webpages and talked with friends; and met with 3 Urologists, including a Proton Therapy doctor from Loma Linda; before meeting with Dr. Ahlering. I was well informed; made my decsion and am very pleased with the process and the results to-date.
This is not intended about me, but hopefully, I can provide help to others who are struggling with the decision.