Ackley man travels to St. Luke’s for cancer treatment
When Corky Feuerbach was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year the 60-year-old researched his options.
“I have several friends who have had prostate cancer,” said Feuerbach. “I spoke with them about what they went through and how they treated their cancer. Two of them had robotic surgery to remove the cancer.”
“It’s a bit of a drive to Cedar Rapids from where I live but Dr. Rippentrop came highly recommended by one of my friends and also by my urologist in Waterloo,” said Feuerbach. “Dr. Rippentrop is a positive person and a very good surgeon. I was confident with my choice and robotic surgery.”
“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second most common cause of death in men from cancer,” said Jon Rippentrop, MD, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, P.C., Department of Urology and St. Luke’s medical director of Minimally Invasive Surgery. “One in six men can expect to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.”