Cryoablation of the prostate, also known as cryotherapy or cryosurgery, is one of the many innovative techniques that the highly skilled surgeons at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa have performed for prostate cancer patients from Boca Raton, Florida. We believe in a multi-modal approach to cancer treatment, so our multispecialty oncology team meets weekly as a tumor board to review each patient’s case and collaborate on creating and revising treatment plans that address each individual’s needs. Also, so that our patients don’t need to worry about moving from clinic to clinic, we house all of our services, including diagnosis, surgery and supportive care, in a single, convenient location.
Moffitt has earned the recognition of being the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, which is a testament to our dedication to ongoing research and clinical trials that help us develop and refine effective techniques for cancer treatment. One of the leading minimally invasive treatments we offer for prostate cancer patients from Boca Raton, FL, is cryoablation of the prostate, which proceeds as follows:
- As with traditional approaches, general anesthesia may be used; however, cryosurgery also allows for the option of epidural or spinal anesthesia instead, which may benefit men with conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes.
- With the guidance of an ultrasound to ensure minimal damage to nearby tissues, several hollow needles are inserted into the prostate.
- Cold gases are injected to freeze the prostate and destroy the cancer cells, while the surrounding area is kept warm to prevent unnecessary tissue damage.
- Hospitalization and recovery time are often shorter for patients undergoing cryotherapy in comparison with traditional surgical methods.
Additionally, so that patients who come from the Boca Raton area of Florida to Moffitt can focus more on receiving proper treatment for their prostate cancer than on the logistics of travel and lodging, we have partnered with nearby hotels that will offer our patients discounted rates. The management and staff of these hotels have agreed to hold their properties to our stringent standards for hygiene and infection control as well, so that any patients whose immune systems may be compromised can have a safe, worry-free place to stay.
For more information on cryoablation of the prostate and other treatment methods available at Moffitt for prostate cancer, patients from Boca Raton, FL, can call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out our form online; referrals are not required.