Well after some intensive research I found a Urologist/Surgeon at The Penn State Hershey Medical Center that I am comfortable with operating on me. His name is Jay Ramen MD and he has a great resume. I met with him last Tuesday and we went over everything I’ve been through for the last four months. What information that the original doctor didn’t send him I had with me so he was able to get a complete picture of where I’m at in this saga. He seems like a very knowledgeable and nice guy. I told him that I knew this hospital is a Medical School so I was prepared to be operated on in a theater and was ready for students to be filling my room during the morning rounds. He said no. He told me he does all his surgeries himself and that he works with a single resident so I don’t have to worry about being operated on by students nor having them all walking through my room during recovery. He told me I’ll be in the hospital for 2 days and will have a catheter installed for only about a week
The surgery is scheduled for 7 November. Before that I have to meet with my family doctor and find out what the results of the blood culture is on Monday then I get to go have an MRI so that Dr. Ramen can have a clearer picture of my prostate on Wednesday and then the Pre-Op meeting with Dr. Ramen’s team is next Friday. This is where I get to meet with him again as well as his resident and the attending nurses. On the same day I also meet with the Anesthesiologist. All this is done a few days before the operation so everyone including myself are all on the same page and will be ready to go on the day of the operation.
I am more than ready to have this over and done with!