After my PSA reading was higher than normal, I was referred to Dr. Mehan’s office to have a biopsy done to confirm if it was prostate cancer. It came back positive. From there Chris Morris, PA explained my options and left the decision up to me for the next step. I choose to have radiation and from there ended up being referred by Chris Morris to Dr. Ambrad for my radiation treatments. The radiation went well and I was cancer free for 7 years. Then my PSA moved 2 points higher than my lowest PSA reading after radiation. This meant that further tests needed to be done to confirm if the cancer was coming back. It was, and then Dr. Mehan and Chris Morris told me about a new procedure called HIFU. After receiving brochures and information from their website, I choose to have this procedure. It has been 2 weeks for me, but Dr. Mehan and Chris Morris have been very helpful. They have continually kept me informed. The procedure was very successful. The decisions have all been mine and there was never pressure to do anything other than my decision. I would highly recommend them.
PRO HIFU My name is Jeff Totman and I was born Oct. 1952 (Currently 65 year old) My first visit to Dr. Mehan (Urologist) was December 2008 (Approx. PSA 4.0) • Biopsy: Feb 2009 • Follow up visit Dr. Mehan: Feb 2009 (Confirmed Cancer) • Options were to remove prostate or radiation o Started Radiation: Feb 2010 o Completed Radiation: May 2010 Post radiation, I was 8 years free of prostate cancer. In May 2018, the cancer returned and my PSA was up. (Approx. 9.0). I returned to Dr. Mehan on May 2018 to discuss options o Cryo – freezing the cancer o HIFU – using high frequency to remove the cancer (experimental but, I was told that is has been used in Europe for sometime with great results) o Do nothing I opted for the HIFU procedure which was performed in June 2018. (A catheter was used during the healing process.) The catheter was not in the penis. A small incision was made below the belly button with a tube to catheter for the void. There was no pain while the catheter was in. A follow up visit was in June 2018 to make sure there was no infection. The catheter was removed after two weeks. There was no pain from the removal of the catheter. The next follow-up to Dr Mehan was in early August to check the PSA level. The results reported <0.1. The next follow-up is scheduled in 4 months. I can attest that the HYFU procedure was absolutely pain free and with no side affects and I would highly recommend this procedure to family, friends and anyone looking for a better option.
My husband, Darrel, was admitted to Banner Baywood with a kidney stone which caused an infection in his kidney that had gone to his blood. He was very ill. I did not think about who his doctor would be, I just wanted him treated. Baywood brought in Dr. Mehan. Darrel could not have anything done until his condition stabilized so it was a week before the kidney stone was removed. There had been a tube inserted into the kidney to drain it and when Dr. Mehan removed the tube, he did not like the looks at the bottom of the tube. He opened up the incision and found a huge infection. He cleaned out the infection, which left a large crater in Darrel’s back. It was disgusting. A large dressing was on it and a wound vac was on it to bring out the “bad stuff”! I watched the nurse change the dressing every other day and a week later we both noticed the skin around the wound was dark purple. Dr. Mehan had to operate again to debride the wound. When we found me after the surgery, he said he did not think he would have to go back again and I asked him if promised and he said as much as he could. My husband was so sick and I was not sure he would ever get better. He was in rehab for a month and half learning to walk again. He has been home for over a month and is doing well. We saw Chris several days ago and he was so pleased with how Darrel is doing. Dr. Mehan came in and Darrel was very glad to see him. I showed him the wound on Darrel’s back and Dr. Mehan, said “that’s my work!” The wound is now closed and does not look bad! We have moved both of our urology care to Dr. Mehan and Chris. We would not trust anyone else after all of this! Dr. Mehan asked Darrel if he knew how close he had been to death and put he fingers together with a tiny space between them and said “this close”. We thank God every day for Dr. Mehan and his work. And now we include everyone in the office with this. Great group of people!
Dr.Mehan has made my life much more pleasant. His expertise has transformed my daily routine from having to plan around bathroom access to enjoying more freedom. Thank you again.
I had a prostate biopsy and was surprised when I learned that a PA did that proceedure. But Chris’s Bio showed him to be more than qualified and that is certainly true. He did an excellent job and there was very little pain or bleeding. I am very glad my GP sent me to East Valley Urology. Could not be happier with Chris or the outcome. Chris spends plenty of time answering any questions you have. Very caring and extremely good.