I saw the local NHS urologist, but a rich friend with it who had seen five different surgeons on three continents recommended Professor Whocannotbenamedhere who had done over three thousand prostatectomies and was pioneering Retzius-sparing in Britain.
I saw him privately in his palatial rooms in The Shard on the South Bank on London, @ £250 for twenty minutes. He charges £20,000 for the procedure Tech Guy had on his insurance, but I asked him to put me on his list on the NHS at Guildford, which he was happy to do.
When I mentioned Retzius-sparing to my local NHS surgeon at my ‘Dear John’ meeting, he said: ‘You’d better speak to Prof XXXX then. ‘I replied, funny enough, I have a consultation already arranged with him next week in London’. I had already twigged I had the Big C, so had made preparations for it.
At the height of the previous lockdown, the Prof and his team had their prostate surgery clinic up to 80% capacity, and I would think it’s up to 100% now. As Matron said, PCa is usually slow-growing, and I waited seven months from diagnosis to surgery, which was down to me, not the NHS.
You can find more about prostatectomy if you search for ‘Santis prostate’.
Best of luck.