When first diagnosed with prostate cancer, my wife and I went on an extensive search looking for treatment options and preferred providers. What we found throughout the internet and by talking to specialist was a large range of treatment options. Each had positive outcomes and their own unique potential side effects.
We decided that we wanted to be aggressive and have the prostate removed as the ultimate biopsy. We felt that removal offered the best potential for being sure of the out come and living a healthy life.
Then the options were down to regular surgery or robotics. Robotic removal seemed less invasive and to offer faster healing. Then the decision was which surgeon could offer the best potential outcome. After discussing with experts in Urology, UCIMedical Center kept coming up as one of the leaders in robotic prostate surgery. And we kept being advised to make sure we select a surgeon with over fifty robotic procedures completed. We were told that the procedure has a substantial learning curve for the surgeon.
We scheduled an appointment with Dr. Ornstein and scheduled the surgery. Two years later the outcome was better than we expected. Recovery time was very rapid after a very short hospital stay. The nerve damage was less than expected. Today, most every function is back to normal. Some functions are working better than before.
In summary, we could not be more pleased with Dr. Ornstein and UCI. We found that being diagnosed with cancer does not have to be the end of a quality life.