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Posted on May 20th, 2017
Dr. Chen always has a smile on his face when he comes into the exam room. He explains everything to you that is easy to understand.
Posted on May 18th, 2017
I have total confidence in this urologist. He answers all my questions and he has a very pleasant bedside manner.
Posted on May 13th, 2017
Dr. Chen performed a robotic-assisted, prostatectomy on me after I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. After the surgery I did not experience any problems with incontinence. The pain from the surgery was surprisingly tolerable and I did not suffer any permanent loss of function. I just had my third year checkup and am cancer-free thanks to Dr. Chen's great work.
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Posted on March 25th, 2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Chen's since 2015, when he operated on me for prostate cancer. Dr. Chen has been very involved in my care, encourages your questions and answers them in a professional and caring manner. He maintains an open dialogue - I have been able to call Dr. Chen and ask questions during my recovery and have found him to be most patient and available. During my post surgery visits, Dr. Chen continues to be open, frank and provides options to any topic discussed and I have never felt rushed during office visits.
Posted on October 22nd, 2016
A physician with both ethics and knowledge
Posted on September 1st, 2016
End of 2005, a cytologic diagnosis showed that, there were Positive Malignant cells in my urine. I then went to a top cancer hospital for a biopsy. Nothing was found in my bladder. Since then, I had a cyctoscopy on my bladder every 6 months, and, always, nothing was found in my bladder. Also, always, almost all the cytologic diagnosis showed that there was âAtypical Cells Presentâ in my urine. Not until early 2014 that my then doctor found, for the first time, at a routine cystoscopy, that there was a red semi-circle around the distal end of my urethra, which was never carefully surveyed in all my previous cyctoscopies done by him before. He then hurriedly arranged a biopsy for me a few days later. Only then I was told that the biopsy would be done in the forms of âfrozen sectionsâ, i.e. my private part would be kept being cut off section by section and examined until it was sure that no more cancer cells remained in my private part. I refused to take this kind of âbiopsyâ and left that hospital. After that, I spent several months to look for a good doctor to take care of me. An intern in a renowned cancer hospital that is far away from my then residence suggested Doctor David Chen of Fox Chase to me. I went to see Doctor Chen. I found that he was very knowledgeable of my disease. He was very patient and took time to explain to me my disease and ways to treat it. I found that he was the doctor I was looking for. He then did a biopsy for me. A tiny specimen was taken away from my urethra for diagnosis. It turned out that my cancer was ânon-invasive high-grade papillary urethral carcinoma.â I asked him to allow me a watchful wait. He granted my request. Early this year (2016), it was found that my cancer was getting more protruding. He then ordered a surgery. The surgery was very successful. Only a short section of my urethra was taken away. My private part is basically kept intact. A few days later, the catheter was taken away, and I could urinate standing. I had a cystoscopy recently, and nothing was found in my urethra. I feel lucky to have found Dr. Chen, who is an expert in genitourinary cancer, and with both ethics and knowledge. I will recommend him without reservation to anyone who has a need of his expertise. Also, his support team is marvelous, and in particular, Sue Burke, who is very warm and professional.
Posted on July 28th, 2016
What is memorable about Dr Chen is that he talked me out of an operation to remove my prostate. I went to him when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. It was discovered when I couldn't urinate an had to use a Foley Catheter. I wad told that I would have to deal with the prostate cancer, either thru surgery or Chemo, or other means. When I went to Dr Chen, he told me that I had a mild case of prostate cancer and that I should not take any action at that time but wait and watch. He did do an operation called a TURP which opened up channel thru my prostate and enabled me to urinate. That minor operation was so successful that I had no more problems with urination and should have that operation years earlier.
Posted on March 30th, 2016
I would gladly recommend Dr Chen to anyone with urological problems. He's very professional and spends time explaining every aspect of your ailment and treatment.
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Posted on May 12th, 2015
After my prostate cancer returned after 4 years, following treatment at another hospital I went to Fox Chase. Dr. Chen was able to do a salvage prostatectomy. He has been instrumental in helping me beat this cancer.
Posted on March 30th, 2015
This man saved my husbands life. I will forever recommend him to others with the threat of kidney cancer.
Posted on August 13th, 2014
Dr. Chen is extremely knowledgeable and exudes confidence. He explains procedures thoroughly and makes you feel assured. Dr. Chen and his entire team are very competent and caring.
Accurate diagnosis, accurate surgery
Posted on July 15th, 2013
Dr. Chen has an excellent bedside manner that inspired confidence when I went in for what he suspected correctly was a cancerous tumor. His leadership in planning follow-up over the last several years at Fox Chase Cancer Center ensured that i did not have to undergo any unnecessary treatments once the tumor was removed. I am grateful to him and to his wonderful staff for their excellent treatment.
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