Need Advice on Surgeon in AL/TN Region

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spinal13
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Need Advice on Surgeon in AL/TN Region

Postby spinal13 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:48 am

Hello,

I am new to this board. I live in North Alabama and am in the process of scheduling an implant. The local urologist did a total of 10 implants last year, needless to say, I am looking for a high volume urologist in my area. I am located halfway between Nashville and Birmingham.

Does anyone have any thoughts as to Dr. Dean Knoll in Nashville vs. Dr. Brian Christine in Birmingham?

Thanks.
Married. 55 yrs. old. Tried pills, injections quit working. Implanted 1/09/19 with Coloplast Titan. Dr. Paul Zbell.

youngnwithED
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Re: Need Advice on Surgeon in AL/TN Region

Postby youngnwithED » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:00 pm

How far are you from Snellville, Georgia? I was implanted by Dr. Hakky of Advanced Urology and he was great. I believe he does over 200/year

P.S. first post on the forum and as a younger guy (below 30) - hope I can help others
28 years old. Implanted Dec 2018 by Dr. Hakky in GA, USA. Titan 24cm.

LeRoastBeef
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Re: Need Advice on Surgeon in AL/TN Region

Postby LeRoastBeef » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:33 pm

I don't want to derail this thread but, youngwithED, do you fancy telling us your story?

There are a few younger guys here (I'm one) and it's so valuable to hear about life post implant.
I shall say no more and stay out of this thread! Best to both of you.
Venous leakage (Cavernosum and glans). 31yrs. In the process of getting an implant. Nervous but accepting it has to be done. Love Franktalk.

spinal13
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Re: Need Advice on Surgeon in AL/TN Region

Postby spinal13 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:45 pm

Snellville is about 4 hours, slightly further but definitely doable. I will add him to my list to check out.

Thanks. I'm glad to hear that it worked out well for you.
Married. 55 yrs. old. Tried pills, injections quit working. Implanted 1/09/19 with Coloplast Titan. Dr. Paul Zbell.

Maverick2dog
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Re: Need Advice on Surgeon in AL/TN Region

Postby Maverick2dog » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:00 pm

I have talked with Dr Christine. He has an option on his website to talk to him for a nominal fee, I did that. If I remember right he does about 250 implants a year. He is 55 years old and has a lot of experience. Dr Christine was trained by Dr Knoll. I tried to talk to Dr Knoll but he does not do phone consults. I live in Atlanta and did not want to Drive to Nashville without talking to him first. I am having a revision next week. I will be using Dr Christine.

Dr Hakky did my original implant and first revision. He is a good surgeon and I would recommend him. I have had some complications and thought it would not hurt to have someone else to take a look.
55 year old. Trimix not working like it use to. Second revision January 31st 2019 AMS CX 21,+2CM RTE. First revision November 15th, 2018 24CM CX .5RTE. Original implant April 10th 2018, Titian 22CM 2.5 RTE

spinal13
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Re: Need Advice on Surgeon in AL/TN Region

Postby spinal13 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:13 am

Thanks Maverick2dog, that's very helpful information. I'm sorry you're having complications, I hope it works out for you.
Married. 55 yrs. old. Tried pills, injections quit working. Implanted 1/09/19 with Coloplast Titan. Dr. Paul Zbell.


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