"Read he is incredibly compassionate and patient and speaks in a way in which you can understand."
Of course, all things being equal, a congenial urologist would be better than Oscar the Grouch. My urologist is a cantankerous old fart. He lets you know you're on the clock, wouldn't know compassion if it hit him on the head, and barks rather than talks. Everyone I know who uses him snarls when they hear his name. Yet, he's the best in the business, which is why I chose him.
I take it that this is a surgeon you're looking for (mine no longer does surgery)? Well, after your father's consultation, the next time he sees him will be when he's coming out of anesthesia, and thereafter, hardly at all, if all goes well. What's the difference how pleasant he is? Most surgeons are not, in my experience.
Allen - not an MD
•PSA=7.3, prostate volume=55cc, 8/17 cores G6 5-35% involvement
•SBRT 9 yr onc. results
•SBRT 7 yr QOL results
•treated 10/2010 at age 57 at UCLA,PSA now: 0.1,no lasting urinary, rectal or sexual SEsmy PC blog