Patient Testimonials

Testimonial Post Green Light Laser Procedure

“Dr Robbins

I want to thank you for convincing me to have the Green Light Laser procedure

for my enlarged prostate (BPH). Like most men, I tried to ignore the symptoms and hoped they would go away. Having surgery on my penis was not on top of my to do list. The meds helped

but I was still waking up 3 or 4 times a night and peeing became an event. After your assurances

regarding the Green Light procedure, I finally had it done on 9/22/11. Wow, what a difference.

I doubt I could have put out a cigarette before, now I can extinguish a forest fire. I went from being one of those crappy leaky squirt guns to a super soaker. Race horses are jealous of the way I pee now. Wish I done it sooner. The anticipation was way worse than the reality of the surgery. It really wasn’t a big deal.

Please tell the Green Light people, I want to be president of their fan club.

Thanks again”

Testimonial Post Green Light Laser Procedure

“Doctor Robbins, I want to thank you for how much you have improved my life. I was having a terrible time; going to the bathroom sometimes every fifteen minutes. It was getting to the point where I sometimes actually had to go to the emergency room for help.

Since you very skillfully treated me it is like the difference between night and day. You and your very nice staff have always shown an interest in my well being, and I thank you all. ”

Testimonial Post da Vinci Robotic Prostate Surgery for Prostate Cancer

“I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November 2010. On February 15, 2011, I registered at Mt. Sinai Hospital for robotic surgery to be performed by Dr. David Robbins and his team. Deep inside, I was expecting the worst. These were the results: 1) Pain – No pain (Percocet was prescribed. Didn’t have to use any).  2) Overall Discomfort – The same night of the surgery I walked the hallway on my hospital floor. 3) Incontinence – After the catheter was removed I used pads for a few days. Not saying that every once in a while I got a little wet, but three weeks after the surgery it was 95% under control. Today, fine and dandy.

I thank the Good Lord for delivering me into the gifted hands of Dr. Robbins. An event that causes so much distress because of the obscure, turned out to be a positive, very bearable life changing experience.”

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American Urological Association (AUA) response to U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommendations on PSA screening

News Center: AUA Speaks Out Against USPSTF Recommendation

USPSTF Issues Draft Recommendations on PSA Screening
On October 7, 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new draft recommendations against prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer, asserting that there is “moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits,” and discouraged the use of the test by issuing it a Grade D rating.

The AUA’s Position
The AUA strongly opposes this position, and feels that the Task Force is doing men a great disservice by disparaging what is now the only widely available test for prostate cancer, a potentially devastating disease. We hold true to our current position as supported by the AUA’s Prostate-Specific Antigen Best Practice Statementthat, when interpreted appropriately, the PSA test provides important information in the diagnosis, pre-treatment staging or risk assessment and monitoring of prostate cancer patients. But not all prostate cancers are life threatening. The decision to proceed to active treatment or use surveillance for a patient’s prostate cancer is one that men should discuss in detail with their urologists.

The AUA’s Response
Immediately following the release of the USPSTF recommendations, AUA President Sushil S. Lacy, MD, released a formal statement on behalf of the AUA. The AUA is also coordinating a sign-on letter for lawmakers to send collectively to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, urging her to reject the USPSTF recommendations. We are currently in the process of convening an expert Panel, which will prepare and submit formal comments to the USPSTF.

Video Response
Dr. John Lynch speaks out
against USPSTF recommendations.
Dr. J. Brantley Thrasher speaks out
against USPSTF recommendations.
Audio Response
On October 14, the AUA issued an audio news release to 200 radio stations and networks around the country. To date, the release has been aired more than 4,000 times and has reached more than 16 million Americans.
Click here to hear the audio news release.

How You Can Get Involved
The specialty of urology is not represented in the USPSTF, as there is no urologist on the Task Force. As the specialists who diagnose and treat the majority of prostate cancers in the United States, we must make our opinions known. Here’s how you can get involved:

In the News 
News outlets around the country are reporting on this issue. Below are some highlights of these top stories:

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 14, 2011


MIAMI BEACH, Fla.
 – This week Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) met with medical professionals and a prostate cancer survivor at Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami Beach to raise awareness of prostate cancer and raise awareness of the free screenings that are available to South Floridians.

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Prostate cancer is becoming the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American males today – and it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths overall in the United States. Even former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden recently revealed that he battled prostate cancer while he was coaching in 2007.

Here are the facts:

• Every 5 minutes in this country, two men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

• One in every six men is at risk of getting prostate cancer in their lifetime.

• And men who have a close relative with the disease have double the chance of getting it themselves.  With two close relatives, that risk becomes five-fold. With three, the chance is 97 percent.

So no matter a man’s age now, it’s important to educate men of all ages about knowing the signs to look for and taking the time to get one of the free screenings available in their community.

We know that prostate cancer is mainly found in men over age 55, with an average age of 70 at the time of diagnosis.   And thanks to the passage of the Affordable Care Act – the health care reform law, there are many free preventative services available so that prostate cancer and other diseases can be detected early.

In fact, the 3.3 million Floridians who are on Medicare can now obtain annual recommended preventive services for free – that includes important screenings like the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test, mammograms, colonoscopies, and even a free annual wellness visit, all of which will keep you healthier longer.

Please share this with a family member or friend, and make sure someone you love gets screened today.

Welcome to Urological Consultants of Florida

Urological Consultants of Florida has been recognized as a preeminent provider of urology and urological services to patients in the greater Miami region and around the world for more than thirty years. At Urological Consultants of Florida, our core mission is to provide compassionate, quality urological and urology care using the most innovative, minimally invasive techniques available to successfully address our patients’ needs.

Our board certified urologists Amery Wirtshafter, MD and David Robbins, MD are recognized leaders in the field of urology in Miami, South Florida and the surrounding region.  Our Miami urologists specialize in all aspects of urology with specific focus in the treatment of prostate cancer, kidney cancer, BPH, kidney stones, bladder cancer, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, urinary tract infections and more.  We have two convenient offices located at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and Miami Gardens Drive in North Miami Beach.

Locations

For your convenience, Urological Consultants of Florida offers two convenient locations, one in Miami Beach and another in North Miami Beach.  Our full service urology specialists are available for urological consultation five days a week in both offices and are available for emergencies at all hours seven days a week.

Miami Beach Office

Miami Beach Office

4302 Alton Road
Suite 920
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Phone: (305) 672-4222
Fax: (305) 672-5461

Office Hours

9:00 am – 5:00 pm


 

North Miami Beach Office

North Miami Beach Office

1400 N.E. Miami Gardens Drive
Suite 209
North Miami Beach, FL 33179

Phone: (305) 944-0025
Fax: (305) 944-3624

Office Hours

9:00 am – 5:00 pm