When I was diagnosed with PC I sought treatment at Tulane University Urology. They have a comprehensive team of physicians including the surgeon who performed my RP. He graduated from medical school at Johns Hopkins and underwent six years of surgical and urological residencies at Brady Urological institute at Johns Hopkins. He is a professor of medicine at Tulane and director of one of the few fellowship programs in the nation in robotic laproscopic urologic surgery. He specializes in kidney and prostate cancer surgery. One of his colleagues is the only oncologist in the state who specializes in prostate cancer only, Dr. Oliver Sartor. Dr. Sartor is renowned in research and handling difficult cases. Another colleague of his has developed complex urologic reconstruction procedure. This group of doctors is remarkable in the skill and experience they bring to the table. I was blessed to get very good post surgery pathology with negative margins, as well as good continence. My thinking was that if I was not so lucky I had a highly renowned prostate cancer oncologist available to me in the same clinic.
Bottom line, I did not need Cancer Centers of America. I sought care at a major university cancer center specializing in prostate cancer.
New Orleans is as close if not closer to Bartlett, TN than Tulsa. You might want to make some inquiries about
Dr. Oliver Sartor at Tulane University. Here is a little blurb about
Dr. Sartor -
"... Lee, Sartor and Thomas are overseeing the prostate cancer program that offers state-of-the-art clinical and surgical care. Before joining Tulane’s faculty, Sartor was an associate professor in the Lank Genitourinary Oncology Center at Harvard’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He is also chair-elect of the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Integration Panel, which directs over $70 million in federal funding for prostate cancer research."
Good luck, and God Bless you and your family.
Post Edited (Joseph43) : 11/18/2013 10:11:07 PM (GMT-7)