Men with prostate cancer in Cape Coral, Florida, who require an open traditional radical prostatectomy will find a comprehensive range of treatment options available at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. As part of our collaborative approach to treating cancer, a team of cancer specialists will evaluate your case and determine the best course of treatment, providing you with multiple expert opinions without the need for referrals.
If your treatment team recommends an open traditional radical prostatectomy, you can rest assured knowing that Moffitt’s Urologic Oncology Program features some of the most knowledgeable and experienced surgeons in the world. These talented professionals specialize in treating patients with prostate cancer and consistently achieve successful outcomes and enhanced quality of life for our patients.
To perform a radical prostatectomy, a surgeon will remove the prostate gland, some nearby tissue and the seminal vesicles. There are two approaches to an open traditional radical prostatectomy:
- Radical retropubic prostatectomy – The most common approach, performed through an incision in the lower abdomen
- Radical perineal prostatectomy – Performed through an incision in the perineum, most suitable for men who do not require removal of the lymph nodes near the prostate
As a cancer center with an international reputation for using advanced treatment techniques and technologies, we also have extensive experience in performing laparoscopic and robotic-assisted prostatectomies. You and your treatment team can discuss whether you would benefit from either of these approaches as an alternative to an open traditional radical prostatectomy.
To make it easier for patients who are traveling to Moffitt from Cape Coral, FL, and elsewhere, we’ve partnered with several local hotels that meet our stringent infection control and hygienic requirements, so you’ll have safe and comfortable lodging options. These hotels also offer discounted patient rates to make your stay more affordable.
Moffitt welcomes patients from Cape Coral, FL, with and without referrals. For more information about the open traditional radical prostatectomy options we offer, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out a new patient registration form online.