Men in the Orlando, Florida, area who require transurethral removal of the prostate (TURP) can receive world-class treatment from the expert surgeons at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Our Urologic Oncology Program specializes in treating patients with prostate cancer and other genitourinary conditions, and we perform a high number of TURP procedures every year. As a result, you can feel confident that you will be treated by highly experienced surgeons who can provide you with the best possible quality of life through their compassionate care and surgical expertise.
TURP procedures are most commonly performed to alleviate the urinary problems that occur when prostate swelling blocks the urethra. In general, a surgeon uses a tiny endoscopic instrument to carefully remove portions of the prostate through the urethra, clearing a pathway for urine to exit the bladder. This procedure can be performed for:
- Patients with cancerous growths in the prostate that are causing urinary problems
- Patients with prostate cancer whose age or health prevents them from undergoing a prostatectomy, in which case the procedure will be performed to remove cancerous tissue from the inner part of the prostate
- Patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and other types of noncancerous prostate enlargement that can make urination difficult and painful
By utilizing the latest techniques and technologies, our surgeons can perform TURP in a nerve-sparing fashion, minimizing the risk of side effects. As a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, we can also provide other treatment options, such as clinical trials and radiation therapy, from the same expert team.
To make your visit from Orlando, FL, as easy as possible, we’ve partnered with several local hotels that meet or exceed our stringent infection control and hygiene standards, so you’ll have a safe and comfortable place to stay before and after you undergo TURP. These hotels also offer discounted patient rates to make your stay more affordable.
We welcome patients from Orlando, FL, without the need for referrals. However, if you do visit us based on the recommendation of your physician, we’ll work closely with your referring doctor before, during and after the procedure to coordinate the best treatment plan for you. To learn more about the TURP options available at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out our new patient registration form online.