Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.

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Anyone been there and had a positive experience? I'm having retention issues following treatment for prostate cancer. Urolift not working that well and I need another opinion regarding options.

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    All I personally can say is that I have found that the best doctors and the most involved in the newest and latest treatments tend to migrate to places like the Mayo Clinic. I have had no personal experience there but a doctor that I decided to have perform my REZUM treatment because of his seeming dedication to his profession ended up there. They just seem to attract the best of the best.

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    I had a very successful HoLAP procedure there in July. The Mayo facility is unbelievable. Very modern and high tech. During my surgery my wife received automatic texts of where exactly I was, and what my status was. I went there for a HoLEP procedure, but my prostate wasn't big enough so it was decided that HoLAP would be the better option. I found the Mayo Clinic while reviewing my options for BPH. I decided to seek a HoLEP after much research. On-line I saw a video by a Dr. Chandler Dora doing a HoLEP procedure. Search for it and watch him. He's a very talented, smart and nice guy. He's at the Jacksonville Mayo Clinic and I recommend him highly. Good luck to you. And another thing, they advised me that they don't accept Medicare assignment but the fee I might have to pay would not exceed 15%. Well to my happy surprise, it all cost me about $200, total. And last week I received a letter from the Mayo Clinic saying they are now accepting Medicare assignment.

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    Jerry R: Would you mind sending me a copy of the letter from the Mayo about their acceptance of Medical assignment. I am Vern Doria and my email is . If you would rather not, I would understand.

    Thanks,

    Vern

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    Research the doctor(s) you want to meet and see them regardless of where they practice. The Mayo is a good hospital but that doesn't mean everyone there is as good as each other. If you don't know who to see at the Mayo, what is to say that by chance you'll end up with someone great?

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      Agreed. I had my Urolift at the Cleveland Clinic, where I have had superior cardiac care. While the Urology Department is highly ranked, I didn't get the MD I requested. I just went ahead because of my prior experience with the heart guys. I now feel this was an error. We're going to Hopkins in a few weeks to see an MD for my wife, after looking for some time for th right person. This has also been the case for us at Stanford, UCLA, and UCSF. My wife jokes that we just take medical vacation.

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      You are going about it the right way. So many folk are led by the nose and follow a brand name assuming everyone there is great. Your point on some hospitals being well regarded for some departments does not mean that other departments in that hospital are also great.

      That said, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins are first rate in many departments. From memory I recall Hopkins to be an expensive facility (I considered spine surgery there a few years ago and their quote was through the roof).

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      Sometimes I think I would rather die (going to die anyway sooner or later) than leave all my money to the medical profession. Yes, prices can go through the roof and it is a great reminder that the wealthy among us are the ones that will get the best and most advanced treatments. Look at President Carter. That having been said, we have a really great medical facility right here in Yavapai county, Arizona. The Yavapai County Regional Medical Center. They even have an air evac unit.

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      I agree. After a while, expensive treatment will not cure but will only extend life. The question then is: who benefits when one spends huge sums on life extension and is it not better all around to leave that money to family?

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      barney34567: I could not agree with you more. I have been saying for years that I refuse to give all of my family's inheritance to the medical profession and in the end, die anyway. I would rather not have my life extended and have my loved ones more comfortable after my death. That of course is a personal choice. Not all people will feel that way. They would want to hang on to every minute of life they can, which I understand as well. I just don't feel that is the way to go for me. In fact, when my time comes and I know it, I hope to live in a state where assisted suicide is legal. I simply refuse to give all of my family's inheritance to the medical professionals that won't be able to save me anyway.

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