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Good Afternoon Gentlemen & Ladies,
I just left my New Urologist's office (Stanford Med Center) yesterday at 5 pm. Long story short...
I am now narrowing down my final decision for seeking a resolution to my many years of BPH. I know we are All Different and have to find our own "Best Choice" to our own issues.
To give a bit of insight into my particular situation: - I'm over 60, very physically active, 35 years marriage, 2 adult kids, a relatively small prostate size, 38 grams, which is apparently growing inward and squeezing the urethra, more than it's growing outward. The CT Scan with & without contrast dye shows the prostrate is also pushing in on the bladder. No median lobe, strictures, or other side issues. Have been using CIC twice a week to keep my PVR's down from 100 to about 40-50 ml. I sought out PAE, both at San Diego State University Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center. I was informed by an IR Doctor whom I respect, that I am not an "excellent" candidate for PAE, due to their preference to utilize PAE on sizes of 50 -100. Can NOT afford FLA, have ruled out Rezum, Mono TURP, and Urolift.
After much reading/research, having many DRE's, Ultrasounds, Cystoscopy, Flow Tests, trying various "Medications", and seeing 3 different Urologists and one Interventional Radiologist, I have come to the the conclusion that I want to cease battling this affliction and move forward with my Life and will likely get one of the following procedures in the next month or so.
Green Light (PVP) -
TURP (button) -
At this time I would appreciate your valued thoughts, experiences, and rationale opinions on which procedure you believe has the Best Overall results. Feel free to include negative aspects of each, but please limit them to personal experiences, not third/fourth hand stories.
Thank you all in advance. And rest assured, I will keep you All updated as my procedure progresses, for other folks who follow and have yet to make their "Choice".
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