Prostate cancer surgery may be recommended as part of a patient’s cancer treatment plan if a tumor is suspected to be isolated within the gland. Lymph nodes and other nearby tissues may also be removed for testing to determine whether the cancer has spread. Patients from Altamonte Springs and nearby Florida communities are welcome to consult with the experts at Moffitt Cancer Center about surgical and other cancer treatment options, regardless of whether they have a referral.
At Moffitt, each patient receives extensive evaluation and monitoring from a multispecialty tumor board comprised of surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, nurses, supportive care providers and other cancer specialists. As part of a patient’s individualized treatment plan, the tumor board may recommend one of several prostate cancer surgery options, including:
- Open traditional radical prostatectomy – A surgeon removes the prostate, and possibly some surrounding tissues for testing, through an incision in the abdomen (retropubic prostatectomy) or the perineum (perineal prostatectomy).
- Laparoscopic procedures – This minimally invasive technique allows a surgeon to remove part or all of the prostate with the use of specialized surgical instruments inserted through small incisions. When appropriate, a surgeon may use robotic assistance for enhanced precision and maneuverability.
- Ablative treatments – In some cases, a surgeon can heat or freeze affected regions of the prostate in order to destroy cancer cells. The heat or cold is introduced to the area using probes that are inserted with the help of imaging techniques like ultrasound or MRI, allowing for pinpoint accuracy.
No matter which surgical approach is recommended, patients traveling from Altamonte Springs, FL, will find that Moffitt not only offers world-class treatment and care, but also makes information available on the best accommodations in the area. We have partnered with several nearby hotels and verified that they meet or exceed our tough standards for hygiene and infection control – important considerations for prostate cancer patients undergoing treatment – and offer discounted rates for our patients.
To learn more about the prostate cancer surgery procedures available at Moffitt for patients from Altamonte Springs, FL, or to consult with our experts about other prostate cancer treatment options, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out our online patient registration form