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SpaceOAR gel
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:07 PM
Joined: 2/5/2016
Posts: 12

I am looking to have cyberknife performed at the Gibbs Cancer Center in Greer, SC. does anyone have any feedback on this facility. also they insert a gel called spaceOAR to act as a buffer between the rectum and prostate to protect the rectum. any feedback on that would be welcome as well.
Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:01 AM
Joined: 2/18/2018
Posts: 2

I have made the decision with SpaceOar as well. Look at Recent information.
Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 5:34 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

To paraphrase Lebron James: deciding to get Space Oar is not a decision, just like brushing your teeth is not a decision. It is literally a no-brainer

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology
Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:31 AM
Joined: 6/26/2018
Posts: 69

I will be having the SpaceOar procedure soon and I'm curious how things went with both of you?


Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 5:33 AM
Joined: 2/2/2018
Posts: 1

I had CK at Gibbs in April/May. Like a dental X-ray. I got spaceOAR gel before, and the biggest hassle for me was the ribbing I took from the nurses as they strapped me into the stirrups! Everyone, incl yours truly, got a good laugh out of it all! The procedure itself, incl mild anasthesia was not an issue at all.
Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 4:26 PM
Joined: 6/26/2018
Posts: 69

Funny thing ... I've read conflicting reports on the degree of pain with SpaceOar placement. Some say it's not bad, others say it's quite painful. One gentleman even said it was so bad he had tears running down his face. Also, if I understood Dr. Medbery, correctly, he recommends being asleep during the procedure. I assume that these discrepancies are the result of the person administering the gel. Needless to say, I hope I have a skilled person at the helm.



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