Patients from Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida, who require transurethral removal of the prostate (TURP) or other prostate cancer treatments can turn to the expert surgeons at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. When a tumor grows within the prostate (or the prostate becomes otherwise enlarged due to benign prostatic hyperplasia or other reasons), the swollen gland can block the urethra, making urination painful and difficult. A TURP procedure, which is designed to relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate by removing a portion of the gland, may also be recommended for cancer patients whose age or overall health prevents them from undergoing a radical prostatectomy (complete removal of the prostate). To perform a TURP, a surgeon will insert a tiny endoscopic instrument into the urethra. Using the instrument’s built-in light and lens to see, the surgeon can identify and remove cancerous tissue that exists in the inner part of the prostate with an electrically heated wire loop, simultaneously clearing the urethra to help resolve urinary problems.
By traveling from Ft. Myers or Naples, FL, to undergo a TURP at Moffitt, you can receive treatment from some of the most experienced surgeons in the world. Thousands of patients choose Moffitt for our:
- Specialized knowledge – You’ll receive treatment from a team that focuses solely on prostate cancer, and from surgeons who perform a high number of TURP procedures every year, meaning that they have extensive expertise in treating your condition.
- Innovative procedures – By offering the latest advances in surgical techniques, we can minimize the side effects related to TURP to ensure that you will experience the best possible quality of life.
- Comprehensive care – If you would benefit from radiation therapy or any other type of cancer treatment, you can receive all of the cancer care you need from our expert team at one convenient location.
Moffitt has developed partnerships with several prestigious area hotels so that our patients can take advantage of discounted rates, and we also welcome patients with and without referrals. If you come to Moffitt Cancer Center from Ft. Myers or Naples, FL, based on the recommendation of your physician, we’ll work closely with your referring doctor to coordinate the best treatment plan for you. For more information about TURP and the other prostate cancer treatment options we offer, call 1-888-663-3488 or simply fill out a form online.