Prostate Cancer Surgery for Patients in Clearwater, FL
Moffitt Cancer Center offers innovative prostate cancer surgery options to residents of Clearwater, FL. The multispecialty team of experts in our Urologic Oncology Program have widespread experience in treating prostate cancer of various stages. Our team will extensively review each new patient’s case to develop an individualized treatment plan.
The experts at Moffitt may recommend one of several types of prostate cancer surgery, depending on the specific size, location and molecular makeup of the tumor. Commonly performed surgeries for treating prostate cancer include:
- Robotic radical prostatectomy, during which cancerous parts of the prostate gland are removed along with nearby lymph nodes.
- Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, during which the patient’s tumor is accessed through a series of small abdominal incisions. A thin tube with a camera at the end is then used to aid in the removal of the patient’s prostate gland and lymph nodes.
- Radio-frequency ablation (RFA), during which an imaging technique, such as an MRI or an ultrasound, is used to guide a needle electrode into a patient’s tumor. Then, high-frequency electrical currents pass through the electrode to destroy cancer cells.
- Radical retropubic prostatectomy, during which the prostate gland is removed through an incision in the patient’s abdomen.
Depending on the stage, location and size of a patient’s tumor, prostate cancer surgery may be combined with one or more other forms of treatment, such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy and bisphosphonate therapy. By taking a highly individualized approach to prostate cancer treatment, we are able to provide our Clearwater, FL, patients with the best chance at a positive outcome and an improved quality of life; our prostate cancer survival rates are above the national average. In addition to prostate cancer surgery and other treatments, Moffitt also offers a wide range of supportive care services all under the same roof to ensure our patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs are being met as they cope with the challenges of treatment.
If you live in the Clearwater, FL, area and would like to explore your prostate cancer surgery options with a member of Moffitt’s prostate cancer team, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online. You do not need a referral to schedule a consultation.