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I am amazed at some of the comments regarding this EXCELLENT doctor. The negatives could be attributed to the first surgeon I had been "assigned," at Highland, but not to Dr Joseph. My first consultation was with him AFTER HOURS and we talked for at least an hour, during which time he explained the pros and cons of the robotic surgery and suggested I give careful thought to leaving the practice of Dr Cos. But the decision was clear: he had already explained things more clearly and had taken more time with me than the other doctor had during the previous 1.5 years. My surgery went very well and follow-ups have always been punctual and thorough. I am convinced that there are no better than he and his staff. I have found everyone in the practice to be available even on an emergency-need basis...during all the past 13 years since my surgery!
Dr Joseph was communicative and a bit of salesman initially. He seemed very caring and confident about his ability to remove the cancer and spare the nerves that affect continence and erectile functions. The cancer had not spread outside my prostate and I had no problems with those functions prior to the surgery. Three months after the surgery I mentioned I was having issues with incontinence and ED at a follow up visit with the doctor... I didn't notice the communication, caring and confidence he exhibited earlier. My incontinence slowly improved. After no results from a "vacuum constriction device" & two different oral medications for ED, I will soon see a different Urologist to help me achieve an erection via a needle injection. While Dr Joseph said I have not been patient enough, guys that had this surgery performed by other surgeons told me they had short-lived problems with incontinence or ED. My trust and hope is so low, I may opt for a penile implant. Caveat emptor
Search elsewhere! Research all your options! The nurse was dismissive and rude. I was assured that I wouldn't be left "high and dry" after surgery, but that is exactly what happened. Dealing with incontinence and impotence to this very day and my prostate surgery was done in 2008. Should have listened to my own instincts after initial visit before surgery when I got the impression that I was dealing with used car salesmen instead of caring medical personnel. Guess they need the money to pay for that high tech robotic equipment that Intuitive Surgical Inc. conned them into buying.
I saw Dr Joseph 4/19 2012 His PA Gina was great had alot of info, Dr came in was very nice stayed until I was done asking questions. These offices are always going to be busy , so expect some wait time, Am having surgery 5/15 , will let you know so far no problem
Before my sygery i was made to feel very compfortable by dr. joseph and his staff he made it perfectly clear and seamed willing to take as much time as needed to make both my wife and i very compfortable. After the surgery ther ewas some minor schedule conflicts but his staff did a wonderful job
Dr Joseph operated on my husband in Sept. of 2007 for prostate cancer. I had just finished radiation for breast cancer and my husband had not only prostate cancer but a Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Heart Surgery to deal with all in one year. Dr Joseph was wonderful and treated us with the most kindness and detailed care one could ask for. I would like to add we are in our ealry 50's and never expected this turn of events. We are fully recovered and enjoying our lives because of the care we received from Dr Joseph and other Dr's in upstate NY. Thank you all!!
I traveled from South Florida to New York to have Dr. Joesph perform Laparoscopic surgery after I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Why did I travel 2000 miles? Because he is probably the the most talented and experienced surgeons in the country. This is just a fact. All I cared about was to get my prostate out of there with as little nerve damage as possible. Dr. Joesph is one of few surgeons in the country that has the expreience to do this
Before surgery for cancer of prostate I asked questions about how he would determine what amount of tissue would be removed. His response was arrogant and stifled any questions "if I wanted him for my Dr. I would let him make all decisions". He was supposed to be the best. I wish I had gotten another opinion. Although my prostate showed no progress of the cancer externally he took it all and all the nerves. I am now totally impotent. He did not meet my wife who was waiting for him after my surgery. He never told me he had done a radical surgery removing all nerves. His office staff told me. They were surprised I had not been told. After all attempts by him and his staff to provide further assistance failed, I left his practice. The "happy talk" about how they can always deal with this problem was just that - talk. Suction device failed painfully. Injections failed PAINFULLY. He may know his stuff, but his inability to deal with patients and disease indicate he can't use what he knows.
A competent doctor, but rather brusque in his approach, and I had the feeling he wanted me out of there so he could see another patient. He knows his stuff and did an outstanding job, but his bedside manner could be better.
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