When it comes to picking a surgeon, experience is obviously key. But Dr. Jay Shah, a urologic oncologist at Stanford Medicine, says you shouldn’t simply ask surgeons how many operations they’ve performed – because volume is not necessarily the best indicator of the right surgeon for you. On the other hand, you don’t want a surgeon who is inexperienced. Ultimately, Dr. Shah recommends going with your gut and choosing someone you feel you can trust.
The relationship with your doctor is a very personal and intimate one. It has to be the right fit and it’s okay to have certain expectations.
Active surveillance for prostate cancer is a very specific protocol with requirements and guidelines. While this is not ideal for everyone, it may work for certain patients and spare them the side effects of treatment.
What is Active Surveillance?
The Benefits of Active Surveillance
When Is Active Surveillance Not Enough?
Before you decide on a surgeon or a surgical technique for prostate cancer, you should understand the options and some key questions to ask your surgeon.
An Overview of Prostate Cancer Surgery
How to Choose a Surgeon – Does Volume Matter?
Laparoscopic Surgery vs. Traditional Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer
How Do You Choose the Right Robotic Surgeon?
Your Own Opinion on Surgery vs. Radiation Matters