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DrThomasMd, Board certified internist
Category: Urology
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Experience:  In internal medicine we deal with prostate, bladder and kidney diseases, including cancers.
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I was diagnosed with prostate cancer stage T1. I'm scheduled

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I was diagnosed with prostate cancer stage T1. I'm scheduled to get a bone scan, CT scan, and a MRI scan. My doctor recommends the da Vinci surgical system. I read that robotic assisted surgery depends on the experience of the doctor. The more surgeries the doctor performed, the better. I don't know what procedure and doctor are the best for me. I'm reading doctor's profile and reviews on the internet and my urologist have good reviews. He told me he has performed over 300 prostate surgeries. Should I stick with my doctor or get a second opinion?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 5 months ago.

Hi

You should always get a second opinion.

Not just one.

But it sounds like you have a good surgeon.

The robotic system is excellent, least invasive and fast healing.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I will be staying with my current urologist based on the reviews. One of the scan test before surgery is a CT scan. Should I be concerned about the harmful radiation it emits?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 5 months ago.

No.

A single CT is not an overall risk.

Multiple CTs yes.

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