Prostate cancer patients in Ft. Myers and Naples, FL, who need radical prostatectomy surgery can turn to the experts 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 researching and perfecting the most effective cancer treatments available, including new and more successful surgical techniques.
Patients from Ft. Myers, Naples or any surrounding community in Florida who travel to Moffitt to receive care through our Urologic Oncology Program will find that our surgeons can perform a variety of surgical techniques for prostate cancer patients, including open traditional radical prostatectomy. To determine the best treatment approach, each patient is evaluated closely by a multi-modal tumor board composed of:
- Radiation oncologists
- Medical oncologists
- Other prostate cancer specialists
This collaborative tumor board develops a highly individualized treatment plan for each patient, and then closely monitors his progress as treatment progresses. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient while maximizing his quality of life.
While an open traditional radical prostatectomy may be recommended for some patients, others could be advised to undergo a radical retropubic prostatectomy (the prostate gland, along with nearby tissues and lymph nodes, are removed through a single incision in the lower abdomen) or a radical perineal prostatectomy (a surgeon removes the prostate through an incision in the perineum, but surrounding tissues and lymph nodes are left intact).
Due to the vast expertise of our surgeons, the advanced equipment we have available and our robust clinical trials program, Moffitt is also able to offer a diverse assortment of less-invasive surgical procedures as well, which can reduce the recovery time for some patients. Because we offer our patients options that are unavailable elsewhere, Moffitt has become one of the most sought-after treatment locations in the country – based on patient volume, we’re the third largest cancer center in the U.S.
We understand that traveling for any kind of medical treatment can be difficult, which is why Moffitt has partnered with several area hotels that have agreed to give our patients discounted rates and superior service. For more information on radical prostatectomy procedures for patients traveling from Ft. Myers, Naples or nearby communities, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out our online form. No referral is required.