A contribution put together with one of our readers.
“At the time I first saw Dr Brooks, for help with my urgency problem, I was having to get up 2 or 3 times a night to go to the toilet, as I was to learn afterwards, there were two different explanations for my problems, with two very different ways of providing treatment.
The first was that my bladder had become more muscular and therefore smaller from years of it having to push my urine past partial blockages in my urinary tract, down perhaps to about 200 mls in capacity, so that when there were 200 mls of urine in it, it was full and I had to urinate.
The second was that my bladder was of a more normal size, perhaps about 330 mls in capacity, but, as was common in seniors, it had become weak, so that it didn’t properly empty during urination, and so it was sooner before I had to urinate again.
So 200 mls or 330 mls? Which was it? Which it was would determine which treatment was appropriate.
Brooks had his nurse carry out the tests to establish which it was, (for more money than it would have cost to have them carried out by a fully qualified Urologist,) AND, despite the fact I’ve asked him many times for copies of these results, despite the fact that I’m entitled to these copies by law, and despite the fact that I’ve sought the assistance of the NSW Privacy Commissioner, (who just didn’t do her job,) Brooks has steadfastly refused to make them available.
Readers, doesn’t this make it seem likely that my bladder’s capacity was about 330 mls, more likely than the 200 mls, which Brooks needed it to be, to justify the treatment he recommended and carried out, called a TURP, which didn’t help with with my frequency problems in any way, and which damaged me for life, I’ll have it until the day I die, it can’t be reversed, and it doesn’t just happen, it’s an inevitable consequence of TURPs.
On Sat. 19 Feb. 22, for the ninth time, I had a phone call from one of Brooks’ henchmen, making all sorts of threats, you could be sued for defamation, you could go to gaol, doctors might start refusing to treat you, etc.etc. if you don’t take down the stuff you have up on the internet about Dr Brooks. My response has always been the same – I’d be more than happy to put up anything might send me as his side of the story, particularly the results on the tests that were carried out, on the size of my bladder when I first saw him. Which, of course, never happens.”