Many patients who seek a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for their prostate cancer travel from their homes in Boca Raton, Florida, to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for individualized treatment and care. At Moffitt, our expert surgeons have performed thousands of successful procedures – in fact, we are the third largest cancer center in the nation based on patient volume. When patients come to Moffitt for their prostate cancer treatment, they receive the attention of our multispecialty tumor board, a group of oncology specialists who review each patient’s case and progress on a weekly basis to collaboratively design a treatment plan and refine it as necessary for the most effective approach. In addition, all of our diagnostic tests, treatment procedures and supportive care services are performed in one single location, allowing our patients the convenience and comfort of not having to coordinate visits between different clinics for treatments such as laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.
Occasionally, our tumor board may recommend laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for men from Boca Raton, FL, who have prostate cancer that is found to be contained within the gland. To perform this surgery:
- Our fellowship-trained surgeons make small incisions that allow room to insert specialized surgical instruments.
- A laparoscope, which is a small device with a lighted camera at the end, is inserted above other surgical instruments to facilitate visibility for the surgery without the need for a traditional open approach.
- The surgeons remove the affected prostate gland and any nearby tissue and/or lymph nodes that may also be affected, sometimes with the aid of robotic instruments for especially precise maneuvers.
Many prostate cancer patients who undergo laparoscopic radical prostatectomy experience less pain and a faster recovery time than with traditional approaches. That helps this procedure allow most patients to spend less time staying in the hospital so that they can get back to their lives even sooner.
At Moffitt, we understand that dealing with prostate cancer can be burdensome enough. That’s why we have partnered with nearby hotels that offer discounted rates for patients traveling from Boca Raton, Florida, and other out-of-town locations, so patients can focus more on healing than lodging. Also, to help ensure the well-being of our patients who may have compromised immune systems, these hotels are held to the highest standards for hygiene and infection control.
Men from Boca Raton, FL, who are interested in learning more about laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and other treatment options at Moffitt can call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our form online; no referrals are necessary.