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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/28/2007 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had robotic surgery at Rush University Hospital in Chicago? I am thinking of using Dr. Christopher Cogan. Any thoughts? I am also considering going to the Henyr Ford Hospital in Michicgan. I would appreciate any advice.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 444
   Posted 4/28/2007 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I am not speaking firsthand, but some members here have had Dr. Menon at the Henry Ford Hospital perform their surgery. He is considered one of the top robotic surgeons anywhere and was one of the pioneers in performing this surgery. I would assume that he is very busy and you might have to wait longer to schedule surgery with him, but go for it!

What are your prostate cancer stats (i.e., PSA, Gleason score, DRE exam, stage of cancer, etc.).

68, Biopsy 9/27/06, Stage T1c, PSA 7.1, Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two areas], Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in third area], negative DRE, bone scan and MRI. Starting proton radiation therapy 2/22/07. Treatments completed 4/18/07.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/28/2007 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Glen,

Hello I am Kitt...........I know these kinds of decisions are always difficult.

I am going to post a little on which is an informational site supported by the Texas Prostate Center (Baylor Hospitals in Dallas)

Dr. Slawin is the  Director of the Baylor Prostate Center, and has dedicated his  life to the improvement of care for patients with prostate disease. I hope this website provides some answers for your search  regarding prostate cancer  while providing a glimpse of some of Dr. Slawin's  exciting and novel work. In addition to text, this website contains links to scientific papers and presentations, surgical videos, electronic nomograms and other useful tools for patients and physicians.

I am sure you will find the right surgeon for you. Bless you.

Depression 25 years, Husband Crohns Disease 30 years
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”
Rosalyn Carter

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 4/30/2007 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Quote from Glenjamin.... from 2nd thread:
I meant to say Dr. Christopher Coogan at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital in Chicago. I am planning on having robotic surgery. Any feedback about him is appreciated.
We hope you keep posting!!!!!  yeah
Sharing a little more with us so we all know where you are on your journey helps us to help you!
:) In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

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