If you live in or near Kissimmee, Florida, and need a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer treatment, consider having the procedure performed at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida – a testament to our dedication to discovering and perfecting more effective cancer treatments, including new and better surgical techniques. Our highly experienced, board-certified surgeons have diagnosed and treated many prostate cancer patients using novel and traditional therapies as well as advanced surgical techniques. At every step of a patient’s cancer journey, we provide attentive care and comprehensive treatment to ensure the best possible outcome and quality of life. We can also provide information on nearby hotels that meet our strict infection control and hygiene standards for out-of-town patients who need local accommodations.
At Moffitt, our patients are evaluated carefully by a multispecialty tumor board – an assembly of cancer treatment and care experts who meet weekly to determine whether surgery is appropriate for a patient, the type of surgery that is best suited for a patient’s condition and how best to follow up. Prostate cancer patients may be advised to consider any of several surgical procedures, including:
- Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy – A minimally invasive procedure in which a scope is inserted through small incisions to remove the prostate and, if necessary, nearby lymph nodes and other tissues
- Open traditional prostatectomy – A surgeon removes the prostate (and, if necessary, adjacent tissues) through an incision in either the abdomen or perineum
- Ablative treatments – If the tumor board determines that the entire gland does not need to be removed, a surgeon may destroy a tumor using heat or extreme cold
In addition to offering a variety of surgical options, Moffitt provides patients with a full array of supportive care services. For instance, we can provide dietary guidance to help facilitate recovery, emotional support to help a patient cope with the non-physical aspects of cancer and more.
Men from Kissimmee, FL, who want to learn more about laparoscopic radical prostatectomy procedures or other treatments offered at Moffitt Cancer Center can contact us by calling 1-888-663-3488, or by filling out our online registration form. No referral is required.