Eleda wrote:I had a TATME for a 3cm tumor 2.5xm above AV, Minimal down time
So it's not the only option..... but there may be other factors at play as to why they want to go this road for ur husband
I'm living in Ireland,,,,!!
It's not a new technic , but very effective,,,,
I had my surgery in May and was n Spain on holiday in July/Aug and Oct ... Not a bother ( appart from the bag slipping in the heat
Maybe you could reaserch and see if there is a surgon in ur area doing lap surgery,,,,,
Is it a board certified Colorectal surgon you are attending??
This is so important,,it's such a delicate area and nerve preservation surgery is the main thing
hart2hart wrote:My Pete had VLR Tumor 11/11. We had 4 opinions.
2 said 80/20 we can save the sphincters, one said 50/50
and said APR. We went with one fantastic, ace-surgeon who spent almost 4 hours hand-sewing the connection since a stapler would not have worked. My hero.
Pete is doing great.....so anyone who has a Very Low
Rectal Tumor please get a few if not more opinions. We realized pretty quick some Doctors could not be bothered to just try. Dr James MCClane from Connecticut with always be my hero along with Dr Kemeny and Dr D’Angelica from MSK! Our lives are fun and full!
Julie and Pete
jep wrote:I’ve been reading many posts and threads on this topic, as my husband is scheduled for APR in August. He had an LAR in May of 2017, but now has 2 nodes that need to come out. His surgeon biopsied a questionable spot during the most recent scope and it is cancerous. His surgeon feels that the best chance at beating this is the APR surgery (because of the location of the recurrence in the colon). My husband is totally on board and I am too, but I’ve convinced him to get a second opinion from a surgeon at MSK who has reviewed his case....we really trust his local surgeon....I feel like maybe i’m Pushing my husband to get another opinion when he is already confident with the surgeon he has....