Radical Prostatectomy With The DaVinci Robotic System, PSA & Recovery
After the biopsy showed cancer, you recommended that I undergo a radical prostectomy using the DeVinci Robotic System. … I spent one night in the hospital and was home 30 hours after the surgery.
Steve W., surgery performed in September 2009
When my family physician recommended further testing of my prostate and gave me the name of two Urological Surgeons I feel blessed that I was guided to make the choice of you to come and visit.
I found myself to be uncharacteristically at ease when consulting with you about my problem and you gave me a feeling of “we’re gonna beat this thing” right from the beginning.
After the biopsy showed cancer, you recommended that I undergo a radical prostectomy using the DaVinci Robotic System. Being a person that has never been admitted to a hospital in my life, I was, to say the least, scared. Although scared, I also felt somewhat at ease because I felt I had chosen this areas best Urological Surgeon.
Now, almost 5 months after my surgery, I am totally convinced I selected the absolute best surgeon. You made me and my wife feel that you truly cared and that, together, we were going to beat this thing. About the surgery itself, the worst part was undoubtedly having to wear a catheter for two weeks. Not so much that it’s painful, just quite uncomfortable. I spent one night in the hospital and was home 30 hours after the surgery. Each day I experienced significant improvement from the previous day and once the catheter was removed I didn’t experience any significant discomfort. I have complete urinary control and my ED is a nonissue with the help of ED medication.
I just had my first PSA since the surgery, and when you came in the office and said “what are you doing here, your PSA is “0″ and it’s raining outside, go home”, my wife and I both felt nothing short of elation.
To you I would just like to say once again, “Thank you for doing what you do”. You are a magnificent surgeon. And to those who may be considering going through a similar procedure I would just like to say “God has blessed you by sending you to Dr Gholami. Rest assured you are in the hands of the best!”