"The attention of the staff was extremely professional, my family and I were consistently informed about the overall process."
I had high levels of antigens for quite some time. My urologist determined a need for a biopsy in February of 2008, and I then received the results by the end of February. It was then I was informed that I had prostate cancer. The urologist advised me to have surgery. I agreed with his recommendation, but there were certain factors I had to consider. Should I have surgery in Uruguay or somewhere else? Uruguay has no robotic procedures available, just laproscopic procedures, that are conducted by a visiting technician from Argentina. This left me with the option of having conventional surgery. After researching conventional surgery I found the probability of success in regard to nerve preservation, incontinence, and impotence was significantly less. So I began researching the possibilities of Robotic Prostatectomy abroad. While conducting my research, by fortunate circumstances, my brother is seated next to someone in a restaurant that happened to be an associate of Dr. Patel. My brother learns all about Dr. Patel, whom I myself am not familiar with. Consequently I began my investigation and asked several professionals. They informed me that without a doubt the only option was Robotic Surgery. From the first conversation with the staff, it was apparent that it was a solid organization, structured and very professional. Upon arriving at the hospital I was very pleased. The lobby was very pleasing...5 star. The attention of the staff was extremely professional. My family and I were consistently informed about the overall process. So there were no surprises that you are unaware of you know what's going on at all times. Which in return lessened my anxiety. Also worth mentioning are Dr. Patel's qualities. Quite honestly he was extremely cordial, devoted and consistently showing concern for all his patients. Considering the situation, it was a pleasure to have experienced it with him as opposed to anywhere else.