Patient Testimonials – April 2014
Dear Dr. Mordkin,
I want to thank you and your team from the bottom of my heart.
When I first heard about the tumor on my kidney, I was very upset and scared. After meeting with you, weeks before surgery, my mind was immediately at ease. Prior to surgery, post surgery and all along the way you and your gang could not have been more professional or more kind…….a hard combo to have!
Thank you for everything and, again, you are a fantastically skilled surgeon.
Dear Dr. Mordkin,
Thank you so much for developing your skills and for pioneering new techniques that make you one of the world’s top surgeons. I have certainly benefited greatly from your expertise. Let me explain.
You performed my robotic prostatectomy in August, 2013 at the Virginia Hospital Center and I was discharged the following morning with only mild discomfort. I had three days of the mild discomfort, only at the incision points, but these were well controlled by Tylenol. By the fourth day, I was off of all pain medications.
This is the amazing part. When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, my original urologist called and personally spoke with you to set up an appointment for me and my wife to discuss options for surgery. Our friends and family had recommended we seek a surgeon at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, however, my doctors all told me that Dr. Mordkin is the best robotic urologic surgeon in the area and even better than most at Johns Hopkins. I was able to do my registration for my visit on line ahead of the first appointment. You saw me at exactly the scheduled appointment time and I didn’t have to wait at all! That’s a first for me. We had a good consultation in your office and, after my wife and I discussed everything, I decided to have you do my prostate removal using the da Vinci robot.
My recovery from surgery was surprisingly uneventful. I used two to three pads a day for the first few months following surgery and by my fourth month after surgery I had full urinary control. I am now six months out from the operation and often forget that I’ve ever had prostate cancer or surgery to remove it. My incisions are completely healed and my urine flow is excellent. I was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate before my surgery and sometimes woke up three times at night to relieve myself. I’m happy to say that, since my surgery, I am now sleeping through the entire night, back to my regular activities, pain free, enjoying my family, working on my house and enjoying life. Most importantly, my PSA level is zero….undetectable!
I also want to thank your entire staff at the Virginia Hospital Center for their expertise, guidance and consideration. Pre-operatively, they did everything from explaining and handling insurance procedures, arranging all lab tests and teaching me post-op care.
So, thanks again for making this significant surgery a non-event!