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Experience:  Over two decades of clinical practice. Completed a medical internship in New York City
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Following an mp MRI scan there is a suspicion that I may

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Following an mp MRI scan there is a suspicion that I may have prostate cancer.Rising PSA prompted the scan. I am being referred for a prostate biopsy as the next stage probably to East Surrey Hospital Redhill. Given that I live in the South East with a number of available hospitals including Royal Marsden I would like to ensure the best possible venue particularly if there needs to be follow on treatment including surgery. Have you any advice?
JA: Is the condition chronic, or acute?
Customer: chronic I believe given that the rising PSA has occurred over a number of years and that the velocity is relatively slow.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not really.I am not on any medication.The mp MRI was somewhat uncertain because of bilateral hip replacements. I am 78.
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 13 days ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 13 days ago.

Are you allowed to pick your hospital and surgeon?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 13 days ago.

In that case the best way to pick a surgeon you trust at a hospital you would like to go to would be to consult with local friends, family, your GP, nurses at the A&E and hospitals and ask them what surgeon they would have their family members go to.

As I am in the USA I would be able to review their online data but I would not have access to the local information you could obtain through the above sources....information that gives the true measure of the surgeon and facility.

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