Prostate Cancer is among the most common cancers in men,but it can be treated effectively, especially when it’s caught early (that’s why regular screening for men over 50 is so important). Diagnosed cases have risen rapidly, but mortality rates are declining, possibly due to increased screening.
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Brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Men with small early-stage tumors confined to the prostate are good candidates for brachytherapy. We also use transrectal ultrasound to map the prostate and a computer to calculate its volume, the number of seeds needed and the precise placement of the seeds.
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Cryotherapy is a treatment for prostate and kidney tumors. This treatment uses extreme cold to destroy cancer cells.
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With robotic surgery, our surgeons perform your prostatectomy safely and with great precision using micro instruments through an incision less than an inch long; also, your recovery time will be less than with conventional prostatectomy.
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Our surgeons have performed the most robotic prostatectomies in the area.
Testicular cancer is treated successfully in more than 95 percent of cases. Treatment depends on the stage and tumor type and may require radiation, chemotherapy and/or surgical lymph node removal. Onsite imaging with ultrasound and CT scanning provide rapid evaluation. Prompt surgical excision is important and can be readily performed in our adjacent ambulatory surgery center.
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Kidney/Upper Tract Cancer
Kidney or upper tract cancer can develop into several types. Surgery is the mainstay in the treatment of kidney cancer. Surgical treatments include partial and radical nephrectomy (often using minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic approaches), partial nephrectomy, nephro-ureterectomy and cryotherapy.
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Treatment for bladder cancer depends on the stage of the disease, the type of cancer and the patient’s age and overall health. Options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy. In some cases, we combine treatments. We also diagnose and treat superficial bladder cancer in our adjacent ambulatory surgery center.
If removal of the bladder becomes necessary, we use advanced reconstructive techniques. This creation of a new bladder can help the patient’s emotional and functional recovery, and necessary follow-up imaging studies can be performed onsite.
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