Thank you for seeing me yesterday. Just a couple of points which I would like to clarify.
1) You said yesterday that you would "oversee" my surgery. I take it from this that you will be inside the theatre, watching and directing whoever will be doing the surgery. I understand the need for training urologists in this new field of surgery, but I felt slightly uncomfortable on the train ride home yesterday. I need to be reassured that the outcome from my surgery will be exactly the same if you were the surgeon carrying it out. After all, that's the reason I travelled to Surrey in the first place, to be treated by you. Dr Krongrad tells me the skill of the surgeon is paramount in LRP procedure for a successful outcome.
2) You mentioned that you had removed the prostate from a sixth c.p. patient. You said it was too early to tell how the patient was progressing. May I ask how long ago the patient's prostate was removed? Was it days, weeks, or months?
Once again, thank you for all your kind assistance, and good luck with your marathon.
Any news on the sixth chronic prostatitis patient you performed the LRP on?
Obviously, I am extremely interested to hear how he is doing, and it goes without saying I wish him a full recovery.
Thank you for your time
thanks for answering me, I guess the only information we are looking for is, have you done anymore removals?? if so has it helped there condition? I think I speak for everyone here that is suffering by saying its kinda the only light I see at the top of this cave im stuck in.
I continue to perform laparoscopic total prostatectomy for chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome on a regular but infrequent (3-4 cases a year) basis. I operated on a surgeon from the north of England last week, who felt a difference by the second post-operative day. All but 1 patient to date (out of 10) has been cured of his pain.
7/10 had cancer. I quite agree, Arnon, that patients with this life-changing condition need a forum such as this to discuss their problem and potential solutions with fellow patients. Congratulations for providing this valuable resource for what is generally a hugely-underresourced condition.
We know that chronic inflammation causes cancer in some parts of the body (e.g mouth, tongue, skin etc) but this has never been established in the prostate as both prostate cancer and prostatitis are so common. Whether they are causally related or not is probably not as important as knowing that they commonly co-exist, making surgery for end-stage chronic prostatitis an eminently sensible option to at least consider in suitable patients.
my last TURP a lot of calcium stones were removed and I was told by the Doctor that almost all of my prostate tissue was removed. and I have issues with ED ever since. some times at night when I get up it will be working then within 2 min its gone, same thing happends when I awake in the morning. the 10th of april will be 5 months since operation.
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