MURRAY, KY (KFVS) - During a routine check-up last year, Murray dentist William Pasco, D.M.D., learned his baseline prostate-specific antigen score had doubled.
His family doctor referred him to Baptist Health urologist Michael Knox, M.D.
“Dr. Knox did a biopsy and found out it was cancer,” Dr. Pasco said.
Dr. Knox explained the treatment option of surgery with the da Vinci robot, saying patients usually have a shorter hospital stay than those with traditional surgery.
“Prostate cancer surgery with the da Vinci is less-invasive, you have a quicker recovery and less blood loss and you can return to work quicker,” Dr. Knox said.
Dr. Pasco chose that option.
“I had heard about the da Vinci and knew it was a very state-of-the-art machine. Dr. Knox was able to do the surgery and not destroy any of my nerves on either side," he said. "I would highly recommend the machine and the doctor running it.”