Men who live in Orlando, Florida, and have been advised to consider radical prostatectomy surgery can turn with confidence to the expert surgeons at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. That designation is a testament to our dedication to discovering and perfecting more effective cancer treatments, including new and better surgical techniques.
Our surgical oncologists perform a variety of prostate surgery procedures, including:
- Open radical retropubic prostatectomy – The prostate is removed through an incision in the abdomen.
- Open radical perineal prostatectomy – The prostate is removed through an incision in the perineum.
Due to the expertise of our surgeons and the technologically advanced equipment we have available, Moffitt is able to offer less-invasive surgical procedures as well, which can reduce the recovery time for some patients. Through our robust clinical trials program, we also provide our patients with options that are not yet widely available elsewhere. As a result, Moffitt has become one of the most sought-after cancer treatment locations in the country – based on patient volume, we’re the third largest cancer center in the nation.
At Moffitt, each patient is evaluated closely by a multispecialty tumor board comprised of surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, nurses and other prostate cancer specialists who determine the best possible treatment approach, including which surgical procedure is most appropriate. This collaborative team develops a highly individualized treatment plan for each patient and then closely monitors his progress. Our goal is to maximize a patient’s quality of life by achieving the best possible surgical outcome.
We can provide information about lodging and other hospitality needs for patients traveling from Orlando, FL, or other nearby communities. To learn more about open traditional radical prostatectomy surgery or to discuss other surgical procedures for prostate cancer, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out our online form. No referral is required.