I attended a community lecture on prostate cancer about
2010, where Dr. Pavlovich was the presenter. He was enthusiastic about
the daVInci system, and showed us a video of the robot peeling the skin off of a grape, perfectly. It was clear to me that he was interested in innovation.
My AS contact, who is an NP, recently told me that they rolled the age for "protocol biopsies' back to 80. Not happy. Dr. Carter had told me I was finished with them. Apparently, there was an issue with one or more other patients, so they upped the age. Well, I am determined not to have any more MRI's with gadolinium contrast, or trans-rectal biopsies, and no anesthesia, either. I inquired if I could have an ExactVu micro-ultrasound biopsy using transperineal access. She wrote this all down, as if I was talking science fiction. Said that she would show it to Dr. Pavlovich, her boss.
A few days later, I get a message that, yes, He has the equipment, and wants to work with me.
Feeling good now. Got what I wanted. State of the art. Hope it doesn't find more cancer