Prostate cancer surgery continues to evolve at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, where researchers and clinicians are working hard to discover and evaluate new and better ways to treat cancer. Patients from Fort Myers, Naples and the surrounding areas who would like to benefit from the outstanding care options available at Moffitt are encouraged to explore our dedicated Genitourinary Oncology Program. Our highly skilled and experienced team includes prostate cancer surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and support professionals who specialize in treating prostate cancer through a highly individualized approach. As the only Florida-based National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Moffitt has been recognized for its commitment to delivering the best in cancer care through a collaborative team approach. Before recommending prostate cancer surgery or other treatment options, our multispecialty tumor board evaluates a patient’s circumstances in depth. Guided by evidence-based pathways, these experts consider every unique facet of the patient’s case in order to determine the optimal course of treatment.
If prostate cancer surgery is recommended, the fellowship-trained surgeons at Moffitt can perform:
- Radio-frequency ablation – Guided by ultrasound or MRI technology, a surgeon inserts a needle electrode into a tumor and then delivers high-frequency electrical currents to destroy the cancer cells.
- Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy – A surgeon inserts a lighted viewing instrument called a laparoscope into a small incision in the abdomen. Guided by the enhanced view provided by the laparoscope, the surgeon then inserts special instruments through other small incisions to reach and remove the prostate.
- Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy – A specially trained surgeon removes the prostate using robotic arms that are inserted through small incisions in the abdomen. The robotic arms allow the surgeon to make highly precise hand movements.
- Traditional surgery – Using a nerve-sparing technique, a surgeon removes the prostate gland through an incision in the lower abdomen or perineum.
Patients from Fort Myers and Naples, FL, are welcome to consult with the experts at Moffitt about prostate cancer surgery, and they can expect to receive advice, guidance and second opinions in a single, convenient location without referrals. Additionally, when patients are referred to us, we work closely with the referring physicians. When an out-of-town patient chooses to be treated at Moffitt, we can make the experience of being away from home a little easier by assisting with hotel arrangements. For instance, we’ve partnered with several local properties that have agreed to offer our patients discounted rates in safe, comfortable and convenient accommodations. To learn more about prostate cancer surgery, patients from the Ft. Myers or Naples, Florida, area can call 1-888-663-3488 or schedule an appointment online.