Charleston South Carolina
Board Certified Urologist 
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
 
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Welcome to the Home Page of  Fletcher C. Derrick, Jr., M. D. of Charleston, SC

Dr. Derrick is a Urologist.  A Urologist is a Surgeon with special training and interest in diseases of the Genito Urinary System.

Dr. Derrick has a special interest in the following:

  •     Prostate Cancer
  •     Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
  •     Reproductive Endocrinology
  •     Kidney Stones
  •     Impotence (erectile dysfunction)
  •     Incontinence
  •     Urinary tract infections 
  •     Urological Oncology 
  •     Second Opinions, particularly with patients who have Prostate Cancer. 


Dr. Derrick has had a particular interest in Cryoablation (freezing) of the prostate as a treatment for Prostate Cancer.  Cryoablation was investigational until July of 1999, at which time Medicare approved the technique for primary treatment of Cancer of the Prostate.  In December of 2000, Medicare further approved Cryoablation as a treatment modality for those patients with localized disease who have failed previous radiation treatment, and meet one of the following conditions:  Stage T2b or below, Gleason score <9, and PSA <8 ng/ml.  Dr. Derrick entered semi retirement in 2005, working in the office only.  Other Physicians in his office are trained in Cryoablation.  His office in conjunction with Roper Hospital are participating in a national study group which is gathering the data on Cryo patients so that the evaluation of the treatment will be enhanced.  

Please see the page on Cryoablation for further discussion.

Site Contents
Home
Contact Dr. Derrick
Certifications
Mission and Patient Care
Cryoablation for Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer Facts & Treatment
Erectile Dysfunction Help
Welcome to My Hobby Page
Mount Kilimanjaro Climb