Patients from Orlando, Florida, and the outlying area who seek a robotic radical prostatectomy for the treatment of prostate cancer can rely on the expert surgical team at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Our surgeons are highly trained in robotic-assisted surgeries and other complex surgical approaches, and they have helped thousands of patients in the fight against cancer. In fact, Moffitt has earned the distinction from the National Cancer Institute of being a Comprehensive Cancer Center – the only one based in Florida – which is a testament to the focus that we place on performing cutting-edge research and delivering the latest treatments to our patients.
With the understanding that treatment for prostate cancer requires a multispecialty approach, each of our cancer programs has gathered a talented and diverse group of cancer specialists into tumor boards. Each tumor board meets weekly to collaboratively review every patient’s case so that they can recommend an individualized treatment plan and continue to refine it. All of Moffitt’s diagnostic, treatment and supportive services are available in a single location. This allows us to streamline the treatment process for patients in Orlando, FL, even for procedures like a robotic radical prostatectomy.
If our oncologists find a patient’s cancer to be confined to the prostate gland, they may recommend the complete removal of the gland and nearby lymph nodes through surgery, such as a robotic radical prostatectomy. This particular procedure can have some advantages over traditional approaches:
- Robot-assisted precision – Unlike traditional approaches, this procedure uses a robotic system to translate a surgeon’s hand movements into more precise maneuvers than have been possible in the past.
- Minimal incision sizes – While a traditional open surgery can use a retropubic or perineal approach that can involve a large incision, a robotic radical prostatectomy only requires a few small incisions in the abdomen for the tools to approach the prostate and remove it.
- Shorter recovery periods – Because of the minimally invasive nature of a robot-assisted prostatectomy, most patients experience less pain and require less time to recover compared to traditional surgery.
At Moffitt, we know that patients with prostate cancer already have enough to be concerned with, and travel can become an extra burden. To ease that burden, we have partnered with nearby hotels where patients traveling for a robotic radical prostatectomy or other treatment options can book rooms at special rates. Additionally, the management and staff at these locations have agreed to adhere to the stringent hygiene and infection control standards that we uphold at Moffitt, so that patients can feel secure in knowing that they have a clean, safe place to stay.
Patients from Orlando, FL, and the surrounding area who have, or suspect they have, prostate cancer can find out more about a robotic radical prostatectomy and other surgical procedures by calling 1-888-663-3488 or filling out our online new patient registration form. No referral is necessary to make an appointment.