“…My sexual activity was activated again, without noticing any difference whatsoever, regarding my previous life. I feel that the decision I made was the right one … ”
- Pathology: Prostate – Prostate Cancer
- Procedure: Radical Prostatectomy Laparoscopy Assisted By Robot
- Surgery date: November 29,2010
For 20 years I had been monitoring my prostate until the antigen had rates that suggested a biopsy. The result showed prostatic hyperplasia, prostate carcinoma. What to do? I consulted a friend, a medical radiologist in the United States. He is currently director of a cancer center in Michigan. After studying my case, and several options, including robotic surgery, radiation, brachytherapy and Cyber knife, each associated with their advantages and disadvantages, I decided on robotic surgery. I thought that with it, I would get an immediate response and the safest solution for my problem. Where to have the operation, here in my country or abroad? Having had a meeting with Dr. Rene Sotelo, I made the decision to have the surgery in my country. The choice of the United States, was not unlike that offered me at CIMI and here I had the advantage of being in my own environment, with my family, my friends and my doctors. The results of the intervention could not have been better. At night I got up from the bed and walked, the next day I was discharged. The post operative discomfort was insignificant. Four days later the drain was removed and that same day I returned to work. A short while after the probe was removed I had almost total control of my urination (pre-operative exercises of the pelvic floor, are very important) and within forty-eight hours my sexual activity was fully activated again without noticing any difference whatsoever, compared to my previous life. I feel that the decision I made was the right one and the results are so spectacular, they have led me to henceforth affectionately call my esteemed, Doctor Rene Sotelo, Doctor Marvelous. And if there is anything I can contribute, it is to recommend to all, continuous monitoring of your prostate after forty years old, and when the disease is present, take the decisions quickly and in time, as this will save your lives.