Prostate Cancer Surgery
Moffitt is at the forefront of prostate cancer treatment. At our urologic oncology clinic, a multispecialty team of physicians reviews each patient’s unique case in a collaborative tumor board to recommend the most appropriate treatment options. Depending on each patient's specific needs, we may recommend surgery. Our expert prostate cancer surgeons offer minimally invasive surgery and a full range of treatment and support options – all under one roof.
Prostate cancer surgery options:
- Radio-Frequency Ablation (RFA) – RFA is a minimally invasive localized procedure, involving an image-guided technique that heats and destroys cancer cells. Imaging techniques such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used to help guide a needle electrode into a cancerous tumor. High-frequency electrical currents are then passed through the electrode, destroying the cancer cells.
- Traditional or robotic surgery, such as a nerve-sparing surgery. Robotic surgery can lead to faster recovery times and better pain management for patients.
- Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy or a robotic prostatectomy, which is used to remove cancerous growths along with nearby tissue and/or lymph nodes that may be affected.
Moffitt’s Urologic Oncology Program is accredited through the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO). In addition, our fellowship program, which trains new oncology fellows, is also SUO accredited. Our prostate cancer survival rates are above the national average, and we are proud that our treatment and support provides our patients with an enhanced quality of life. Our clinic is always accepting new patients – whether looking for an initial diagnosis, a second opinion, or a comprehensive treatment plan including surgery.
No referral is required to receive prostate cancer treatment at Moffitt. If you’d like to discuss surgery options with a member of our prostate cancer team, call 1-888-663-3488, or schedule an appointment online.
- Radical retropubic prostatectomy
- Robotic radical prostatectomy
- Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
- Saturation biopsy
- TRUS biopsy
- Radiofrequency ablation