Michigan Urological Clinic

Appointments: 616.956.9577



Bob - Patient Testimonial "Facing prostate cancer at 55, I had to become informed. My Gleason score was 6, my stage was 2 c cancer on both sides of the prostate. I decided on the procedure that was best for me. It may not be the procedure for you. I chose Dr Thomas J Maatman and the da Vinci™ Prostatectectomy. The most important thing with this surgery is the number of procedures the surgeon has done, and what the patient outcomes are. This surgery has a steep learning curve. I had a great outcome! PSA 0.06, good bladder control at 4 weeks and mostly normal erections at 7 months. It can take 2 years or longer to have full recovery of erections. This is major surgery. I was in the hospital 2-1/2 days with mostly manageable pain. My recovery went well. Exercise and sleep helped my bladder control and fatigue. Walking and cycling worked for me." - Bob
Bob - Patient Testimonial February 2012 update from Bob: "Dr. Maatman, I am so thankful for having you as a friend and my surgeon. It's been 2.5 years since I had prostate cancer surgery. This year at 58 I will be doing 2 ironman 70.3; 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run. I do this for Livestrong and my two cancer support groups. My first race is in Ada on June 10, the same day my Dad died so it will be special to me. The 2nd race will be at Whirlpool in Benton Harbor." - Bob


Stout - Patient Testimonial "I just wanted you to know that I jogged two miles this morning and went down hill skiing this afternoon (yesterday I went for a short x country ski). It's hard for me to believe my surgery was only two weeks ago. Thanks to you I'm feeling/doing great.- Glenn"