Many patients from Orlando, Florida, and the outlying area seeking a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for their prostate cancer trust the expert surgical team at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, for their treatment. We understand that cancer treatment requires a thorough approach, which is why our tumor board of cancer specialists meets weekly to collaboratively review each patient’s case, allowing the development of a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. At Moffitt, we make all of our diagnostic, treatment and supportive services available in a single location, so that our patients don’t need to worry about the inconvenience of coordinating appointments at different clinics for the different stages of treatment for their prostate cancer.
Moffitt has an experienced team of fellowship-trained surgeons with specialized skills in a wide variety of treatments, including laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. These surgeons have performed a high volume of surgeries for every kind of prostate cancer, and we consistently rank higher than 95 percent in patient satisfaction. Additionally, we stay on the leading edge of technological advances in surgery, allowing us to offer treatments, such as laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, for tumors that were once considered inoperable.
Advantages of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
When patients from Orlando, FL, come to Moffitt for their prostate cancer surgery, and the cancer is found to be confined to the prostate, our surgical oncologists may recommend a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for removal of the gland and nearby lymph nodes. This surgical procedure offers some advantages over traditional approaches:
- Because of the state-of-the-art tools now available, surgeons are not only able to insert a camera, or laparoscope, for a precise internal view of the surgical site, but can also perform the surgeries with robotic assistance if necessary.
- Laparoscopic surgery requires very little space to insert instruments, meaning this procedure is performed with a few small incisions for a minimally invasive approach.
- Since laparoscopic radical prostatectomy is a minimally invasive procedure, the time spent in the hospital is often significantly reduced, and the overall recovery time is usually much shorter than with traditional approaches.
Additionally, patients who travel to Moffitt from Orlando, Florida, and beyond shouldn’t let lodging issues get in the way of receiving the very best treatment for their prostate cancer. That’s because Moffitt has partnered with several local hotels that offer our patients special rates to relieve some of the stress of travel. These hotels also adhere to our own standards of hygiene and infection control for our patients’ peace of mind.
Patients from Orlando, FL, seeking more information on a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and other prostate cancer procedures can call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our online new patient registration form without the need of a referral.