Top Robotic da Vinci Surgeons in Houston?

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Chasn
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   Posted 10/7/2007 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,

I'm entertaining having robotic da Vinci in Houston. Has anyone had that procedure there? Does anyone know generally who the top names are?

Thanks much Chasn

Tamu
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   Posted 10/7/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Chasn,

I do not know any in Houston but several forum members have had excellent results with Dr. Randy Fagin in Austin. You can get to his web site by serching his name.

Tamu
Diagnosed 7/6/06, 1 of 10 core samples, 40%,Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06, Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path, Gleason 3+3, Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06
No more pads as of 1/13/07
Began injections in April '07
Undetectable PSA on 6/25/07


SJC
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   Posted 10/7/2007 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Chasn:

I would check out MD Anderson. Don't know the surgeons there by name, but the facility is one of the best.

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   Posted 10/13/2007 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   

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ldoun
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   Posted 10/13/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Chasn,

Check this site: http://www.drslawin.com/index.html
Age 64
5'8" 145#
PSA pre-op 5.2 (12% free)
Gleason 3+4=7
Robotic RP 4/24/07 Dr. Albala, Duke
Post-op- Organ confined Gleason 7
6/18/07 PSA <0.1
10 wk: 0-1 mini pad per day
ED Cialis and VED prescribed


Cedar Chopper
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   Posted 10/14/2007 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Chasn,

Dr. Matin at M.D. Anderson is very good and experienced.
(He was featured in AARP magazine a couple of issues back.....)

Aside from the level of surgical experience,
a major advantage of using a facility like M.D. Anderson 
 (or Loma Linda, or Boston General, or Johns Hopkins, und so weiter)
is that if the cancer is not contained in the capsule,
their oncologists & technology are second-to-none.

Oncology at Methodist Hospital in Houston is also excellent.

Good Luck & Godspeed to you!

CCedar
ICTHUS!

2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5  + Biopsy 23DEC06 
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Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.  + Confined:)
Pad Free @ 14 weeks.  Six Month PSA <.003  :)
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