A Tough Hurdle

When I was first diagnosed with Prostate cancer, I was scared, I had never had cancer before. I was stunned because I was only 59 years old and thought if I was going to get Prostate cancer, I would get it in my seventies. I was also stunned that I had been diagnosed with Prostate cancer with such a low PSA of 1.9.

Although I was diagnosed with cancer, I was very fortunate to have a wife who is very knowledgeable, and my rock in helping me choose the perfect surgeon in Dr. Gordon Brown for my R.R.P.P. She was with me every step of the way, from being diagnosed, going thru surgery, and recovery at home.

A special thank you to Dr. Mitchell Kotler for finding my cancer at its early stage, Dr. Gordon Brown who performed the R.R.P.P. surgery, and my wife as the perfect care giver. With Faith, family, and friends, I am now 2 years cancer-free.

– Michael Spina


I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012. Under the care of my primary doctor and my urologist, it was watched for progression for 2 years. It became more aggressive in 2015 and I qualified to have radiation therapy, under the supervision of the Chair of the Oncology Dept, another amazing doctor. Today I am here to write this cancer-free.

– Carl S.

Thank you Dr. Michael Bernstein!

In 2004 I had a bad kidney stone. While being treated by Dr. Michael Bernstein he noticed a minute cyst on one of my kidneys. He monitored it for years but it got to the point that the cancerous cyst resulted in a kidney removal. During that time Dr. Bernstein also monitored my enlarged prostate. When my PSA numbers continued to rise, he calmly explained all of my options. I chose radiation therapy. I went faithfully to every treatment.

I met and made friends with the other men during that time. I always kept a positive attitude and never experienced any bad effects. My PSA numbers have dropped dramatically. I’m sincerely grateful that I had such an intelligent, patient, kind and professional doctor to keep me informed, reassure me and guide me through this journey. Thank you Dr. Bernstein!

– Jay Grear

Dr. Alan Krieger

All cancer drugs given to me by an oncologist destroyed my entire body…prednisone is poison. I was in terrible condition. Thanks to Dr. Alan Krieger, I’m cancer-free and doing fabulous! He’s not only a great doctor, he’s a great man. Dr. Krieger saved my life.

– Frank DiLollo

Prostate Cancer

Early 2019 I had an elevated PSA. Since my dad had prostate cancer I immediately sought out a urologist. My in-laws recommended Dr. Gregory Lovallo. From our first meeting I felt very comfortable. Dr. Lovallo did not hesitate to send me for an MRI and then a biopsy.

In April I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Needless to say hearing the word “cancer” hits you like a ton of bricks and knowing what it had done to my father I wept. But Dr. Lovallo was there for me, he explained in detail my options, answering all my questions with such patience. Within one month of my diagnosis, I had my prostate removed. Although I certainly was terrified of surgery, I was confident that I was in good hands.

Last week’s PSA – one year after surgery, I am Cancer-free, feeling fantastic with no side effects. I owe it all to Dr. Lovallo who was with me from day one. His knowledge, and compassion is impeccable. Also, his staff who is so professional and responsive. Thank you everyone. Stay healthy everyone and get yourself checked.

– Frank Speers

Positive thinking is better than worrying.

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and soon after a small cancerous growth was found on my kidney. Dr. Thomas Mueller was in control of the situation and assured me that moving forward with proper procedures and care, everything would be fine. I entered a clinical program for the prostate issue, and had surgery for the kidney growth. The kidney is cancer free, and we continue to monitor the prostate. My feeling is positive thinking allows me not to worry about cancer. I have complete faith in my Doctor and his vision.

– Tom Storer

Highly Recommended!

Dr. Mutahar Ahmed is an excellent doctor and skilled surgeon. Had Robotic nerve sparing prostatectomy in March 2019, with great results. Dr. Ahmed and his surgical team are second to none! With regards to a nerve sparing robotic prostatectomy, I wanted a surgeon that performed at the least hundreds if not thousands, and that is why I decided on Dr. Ahmed. The office staff is wonderful, as well. To Dr. Ahmed and his surgical team – Thank You!!! I Highly Recommend Dr. Ahmed.

– Angelo D.

Stress Free Fight with Cancer

I was diagnosed with bladder cancer by a young, very uncompassionate urologist 9 years ago. While alone and still on the exam table, he discussed bladder removal, literally blaming me that my smoking caused the cancer. I left the office scared, alone and in a trance, knowing I would never return.

I was referred by a friend to Dr. Gregory Lovallo and got my appointment quickly. On my first visit, scared and shaking, Dr. Lovallo immediately took my hand and after looking at my tests, said, “You are not going to die from this, but you and I will be seeing a lot of each other for many years!”. I then had a very minor surgery, a transurethral resection, which was basically a scraping of the inside of my bladder. I was very fortunate because the cancer had not spread outside of my bladder. I continued to have cystoscopies and urine FISH tests every three months, then 6 months, then yearly as time passed.

Since Dr. Lovallo admits to having “MD OCD”, any time he saw a speck inside of my bladder, he would remove it! As he claims, bladder cancer is like weeds, it can grow back. However, I have so much confidence in him, I KNOW that he will “attack” any little thing he sees in my bladder before it has a chance to grow back! Both Dr. Lovallo and his assistant, Josephine, ALWAYS make me relax, they treat me like family, not just a patient. Every visit, I am anxious, expecting bad news, but the minute I see their faces, I know that whatever news is coming, Dr. Lovallo will give it to me gently, with compassion and even his own brand of humor! I highly recommend New Jersey Urology and especially Dr. Lovallo and feel that no one could take better care of me!!!

– Maryann Skaflestad

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