Patients Prostate cancer
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Posted on 6/9/19 2:59 PM
Any thoughts on the best doctors to remove your prostate in Dallas or elsewhere
Beginning of the discussion - 6/9/19Best doctors for radical prostatectomy in the United States https://www.carenity.us/forum/prostate-cancer/your-opinion-on-prostate-cancer-treatments/best-doctors-for-radical-prostatectomy-in-the-united-states-1074
Posted on 6/9/19 10:21 PM
@Beatcancer Great question and Welcome to Carenity. I have moved your discussion to the appropriate forum for its topic to better facilitate the discussion. - please let me know if you have any questions going forward on how to effectively use Carenity's forums, I am happy to help.
Posted on 6/9/19 11:00 PM
Cleveland Clinic and John Hopkins Hospitals rank in the top for Urology. I do not know for sure about specifically for prostatectomy, but I would assume so. However, with that being said, I have heard some poor outcome stories regarding teaching hospitals - not specifically with prostatectomy, but I have friends who had orthopedic surgeries and they went bad at a teaching hospital and the surgeon who fixed the mistakes of other doctors - more than one of these doctors - said that at teaching hospitals it is common for students to be performing the surgery under the guidance of the surgeon, so one small mistake and it is too late. And in the operative report they do not even mention the mistake. I have seen it with friends. So I would just ask the doctor before a surgery if at a teaching hospital if it is him/her who would be doing the surgery or a student under his/her guidance... you want to know every thing.
Posted on 6/10/19 5:08 AM
Good point, and thank you
Johns Hopkins is a great hospital but also have heard these horror stories and have moved them off the list for removal of the prostate. I have narrowed the list to the following doctors I live in Dallas
Dr. Claus Robinson , UT Southwesten
Dr. Thomas Aherking, Univ California , Irvine
Any suggestions from anyone in the forum
Posted on 6/10/19 5:09 AM
Dr Thomas Aherling
Posted on 6/21/19 4:22 AM
@Beatcancer did you resource vitals.com, healthgrades.com, or ratemds.com?
Posted on 6/21/19 4:27 AM
@Beatcancer Did you see this post here? Not too sure on the intriniscs of the procedure or if it would apply to you in your case, but you may want to ask as he received great results https://member.carenity.us/forum/your-opinion-on-prostate-cancer-treatments/amazing-results-whole-gland-prostate-cryoablation-1056
Posted on 6/21/19 4:58 AM
Dr. Ahlering in Irvine California is at the top of the list. I believe he also does his surgeries now with the assistance of robotics.
Have you been in contact with his office? He does deal with patients from out of state, so it is not something rare to his office. As the above member mentioned... check Vitals and healthgrades for doctors... you will see Dr. Ahlering has great reviews!
Posted on 7/14/19 3:22 PM
Dr Julio Pow Sang at Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa Fl area
specialist in DaVinci robotic proctastomy
Posted on 8/19/19 6:30 PM
CAMC Urology. Dr Tierney has suffered prostate cancer as well, and of the leading in the State of WV.