Good evening everyone!
My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in June of 2020 and was frightened to hear numerous urologist say they couldn’t help because of the J-Pouch (they were scared they might puncture the J-Pouch during prostate removal surgery and wanted no parts of that).
A few urologist encouraged radiation, but after speaking with his jpouch surgeon, the surgeon said there were many dangers with radiation as the pouch more than likely would be damaged and may not function as a result!
We felt doomed and hopeless until we found a few doctors who had successfully performed radical prostatectomies in J-Pouch patients! I’ll list them below:
Dr. Jeffrey Karnes (Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN) Ph: 507-266-3066
Dr. John W Davis (MD Anderson - Houston, TX) Ph: 713-792-3250 | Ph: 713-745-7575
Dr. Eric A. Klein (Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH) Ph: 216-444-5598
We decided to go with Dr. Karnes at the Mayo Clinic and had a GREAT experience! Everything was first class and top notch! I’m SUPER thankful to say my father’s updated PSA 3 months after surgery was <.1 which means he is in fact CANCER FREE (thank God)! His original PSA pre-surgery was 24!!!
Hearing multiple doctors say they couldn’t help demoralizing, but there are doctors out there who can help! Keep the faith!