Prostate cancer surgery and other advanced treatment options are available to patients who travel from Kissimmee, Florida, to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Because of our dedication to developing innovative and effective approaches to cancer treatment through constant research and a robust clinical trial program, Moffitt has earned the distinction of being the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. We take a multispecialty approach to developing highly individualized treatment plans, and we house all of our diagnostic, treatment and supportive services in one location for the convenience of our patients. Also, each patient’s case is reviewed weekly by a tumor board of cancer specialists who collaboratively analyze patient progress to develop the most comprehensive treatment plan possible, allowing for varying expert opinions without needing to obtain a multiple referrals.
Our specialists may recommend prostate cancer surgery, which involves the removal of the prostate when the cancer is confined to the gland. For our patients from Kissimmee, FL, and beyond, we have a number of surgical options available, including minimally invasive techniques such as:
- Cryoablation of the prostate – Also known as cryotherapy or cryosurgery, this procedure involves freezing the gland with the precise injection of gases to destroy the cancer cells.
- Radio-frequency ablation – This form of treatment destroys cancer cells within the prostate with the use of an image-guided needle electrode, which passes high-frequency electrical currents through the gland.
- Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy – A small camera, or laparoscope, and surgical tools are inserted through small incisions in the abdomen to view and carefully remove the prostate gland and any nearby tissue and/or lymph nodes that may be affected. This form of prostate cancer surgery may be performed with the assistance of a robotic system for even greater precision.
Additionally, if patients need to travel for their prostate cancer surgery from places such as Kissimmee, Florida, that are outside of the immediate area, they don’t need to worry about the burden of seeking safe, affordable lodging. Moffitt has partnered with local hotels that not only provide lower rates for our patients, but also ensure that they uphold the same strict guidelines of hygiene and infection control that we have set for ourselves.
Patients living in Kissimmee, FL, or the outlying area who are interested in more information on Moffitt’s various prostate cancer surgery techniques and other treatment options can call 1-888-663-3488 or go to this online form to start your new patient registration process. No referral is necessary for an appointment.