Why Choose Dr. Eid
| Why Choose Dr. Eid
1. Surgical Experience
Huge unparalleled surgical experience
, a commitment to excellence, innovation and a passion for prosthetic surgery are the main reasons one should consider our services. Professional, sensitive and experienced staff is also another very good reason for choosing AUC.
2. Large Surgical Volume
When considering a surgical procedure, regardless of how minor it is there is no substitute for choosing a center with a large surgical volume
. By focusing of the same surgical procedure over and over again one acquires experience. Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from poor judgment. Or as a wise old professor of surgery once told me: “Experience is a fine school, but the tuition mighty high.”
3. Experienced OR Staff
An often overlooked advantage that AUC benefits from is that by bringing a high volume of the same procedure
(in this case penile and urethral prosthesis
) to a hospital or surgery center, the OR staff, anesthesiologist and nurses managing and caring for men undergoing the implant procedure also become very experienced. For example timing of intravenous antibiotic prior to the procedure is crucial to fight possible infection. Given to soon, more than 2 hours before the procedure or too close to the start of procedure, reduces its effectiveness.
4. Surgical Instruments
Because of the large number of prosthesis performed by Dr. Eid, 282 in 2008, the OR staff found it cost effective to provide him with specific instruments
that are only used for the IPP procedure. For example at our institutions Dr. Eid and the OR staff have created 6 dedicated IPP surgical instrument trays that are only used once on a given day before being sent back to central sterilization. Our instruments are not re-sterilized by the OR staff, in-between cases, in the OR autoclave, and of course never used for other minor urological procedures such as circumcisions. This would not be the case in an institution where this procedure is not performed often.
Another ignored benefit of a “high volume” of procedures is the creation of special “Penile Prosthesis Packs.”
By teaming up with surgical suppliers such as Cardinal, our team has created these packs specifically for our institutions, which include every single disposable item needed for the IPP procedure. (Whenever possible reusable items such as bowls and instruments are substituted for disposable ones). This reduces OR circulation, possible bacterial contamination and duration of the procedure.
Finally a huge inventory
of every brand of prosthesis is always available for every case and therefore we do not compromise on the size or types of device based on availability, or rely on the delivery of a specific brand of implant by a company representative at the time of the procedure. We pick the prosthesis that will serve the patient the best and are not obligated to use the brand that was delivered by the representative that day.
5. No-Touch Technique
such as the invention of the “NO-Touch Technique”
and a commitment to progress such as the design of instruments by Dr. Eid (Proximal insertion tool, now included in every kit supplied by American Medical Systems), are additional reasons why one should consider our services. Precise and accurate statistics of our results are also available on this website.
6. Over 300 procedures per year
Finally, Dr. Eid has performed over three thousand
multi-component inflatable penile prosthesis over the last twenty years and currently performs close to 300 per year
. The IPP procedure along with other urological prosthesis such as sphincters and slings are the only procedures that he performs. The Center for Advanced Urological Care is one of the few Urological practices in the world entirely committed to prosthetic and reconstructive urological procedures. We are extremely confident of our results and proud of our success. It is impossible for us, therefore, to recommend another, less experienced surgeon closer to one’s home. With the Internal Pump procedure, only a handful of physicians in the world currently have the level of experience we have, and you may not achieve the same results or outcome as AUC’s patients if you choose to have the procedure performed by lesser-experienced individuals. The IPP, urethral sphincter or sling procedure works best if it is done well the first time. All subsequent revisions give a less than desirable outcome due to the formation of scar tissue, shortening of penis, and areas of numbness. We strongly recommend that you have this procedure performed by the most experienced doctor. This may not be the general Urological surgeon that participates in your medical plan. According to the most recent US News and world report, America’s best hospital issue, prosthetic operations must be carried out only in a facility where it becomes routine. Dr. Eid performs more inflatable penile prosthesis than any other urologist in the nation and also routinely performs urethral slings and sphincters. Practice makes perfect. Practice is essential to achieve long-term progress and success. So, if you suffer from urinary or erectile dysfunction call Advanced Urological Care. Dr. Eid the specialist in urological prosthetic reconstruction.
All of these factors contribute to our high success rate, high patient/partner satisfaction and lowest infection rates in the world.