If only it was that straight forward!! One of our members reported some time ago that he had a severe after effect following surgery. If memory serves me correctly, he suffered permanent urinary incontinence, probably of even greater significance than ED, yet he was treated by one of the half dozen or so surgeons voted by the profession as the top surgeons in the UK for PCa. There is also the fact that some surgeons will cherry pick the cases they feel will give them the best results and thereby enhance their reputations. Other surgeons who may be just as skilled or in some cases even more so, may take more difficult cases and because this may have a lower success rate ostensibly may appear to be less skilled. How would you rate a surgeon that had a reputation for greater nerve sparing but with greater need for subsequent salvage treatment compared with one who removed slightly more to give a better chance of success which was reflected in his/her results? Everybody is different in the challenge they pose a surgeon and the full extent is not always realised until the operation is underway and even then it's often difficult to forecast results. Indeed, apart from the skill of the surgeon, success post op may to some extent be partly due to how an individual's body responds and also post operative steps the patient takes to improve his situation. So it's not surprising that surgeons tend to generalise and be non committal. To expect otherwise is naive.
I am sure that in general surgeons only remove what they feel is prudent to do so.
Where and how specifically would you suggest Gary goes about finding the surgeon you envisage?
PS. The man concerned was 'Capitalman' Here is one of his posts. Posted: 27 September 2013 14:52:38
agree with Douglas on one point - less of a hospital stay.
I had robotic surgery exactly 4 years ago, with one of the top (allegedly) surgeons in the country. Still incontinent and still have ED, I might as well have picked a surgeon's name out of a hat!
Wishing you better luck than I had