Today was my first visit with Dr. Gopal since my surgery. He asked me how I was and I answered fine, “but most of all I am thankful everyday for finding him.”
I’d had ongoing problems over 10 years that I had been treated for and consulted doctor’s in this field but never felt I wanted to commit to having surgery, even though it had been suggested early on. I had seen a video presentation by Dr. Gopal on Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders and obtained one of his brochures and after seeing him speak and reading about him I knew I wanted to make an appointment to meet with him and discuss my situation.
I have not been disappointed. Throughout my treatment I have found Dr. Gopal to be sincerely concerned with my problems, he offered different treatment plans, explained everything and has always been responsive to my concerns and answered any questions I had. When it was obvious I could no longer put off having surgery I knew without a doubt I had made the right choice to have chosen him as my doctor and I have always felt completely secure under his care. He is genuinely concerned with his patient and their well being and it is evident in the way he treats you.
His staff is always very pleasant and helpful if you have any questions or concerns… which is a definite plus.
All I can say is “Thank you Dr. Gopal, I am so glad I found you!”
After surgery, I had some minor discomfort that was easily handled with pain medication. I stayed in the hospital for 2 days and was sent home with pain medication to last me a month, but I only needed it for the first week. I started to feel normal by my second week of recovery.
My whole recovery time was 4 to 6 weeks like Dr. Gopal had said. Sexual intercourse was resumed after my six week checkup, I was told that it would be uncomfortable in the beginning and it sure was, but it has gotten better since. I am three months into my surgery and I feel great, I can run, jump and sneeze with no leakage!
Dr. Gopal is an excellent, caring doctor who took the time to make me feel comfortable at all costs. I highly recommend Dr. Gopal and the da Vinci procedure.