Our active surveillance program combines sophisticated prostate MRI imaging with your tumor genetics to provide a personalized risk assessment. Your doctor monitors your prostate cancer with periodic diagnostic tests, which provides a level of confidence that your cancer can continue to be safely observed. We recommend "watchful waiting" for very small and slow-growing cancers that do not cause any symptoms.
Most prostate cancer surgeries remove the entire prostate and some surrounding tissue in a procedure called a prostatectomy. We perform this surgery two ways:
- Radical retropubic prostatectomy is performed through a single, small abdominal incision. This conventional technique leads to smaller scars, less pain, and a faster recovery.
- Robotic prostate surgery removes the prostate and tissue with the assistance of tiny, robotic instruments that allow your surgeon to operate with extreme precision.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
Relieves symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate by removing any prostate tissue blocking urine flow.
Freezes and kills prostate tissue by inserting cooled argon into the prostate with a needle. Using ultrasound pictures as a guide, your doctor can freeze and treat your entire prostate without the need for surgery. Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive, needle-based outpatient procedure.
An alternative primary treatment for small, early-stage prostate cancer in men who want to avoid surgery. In advanced cases, radiation reduces tumor size or relieves symptoms. Highly focused radiation therapy uses advanced imaging technology that focuses radiation beams directly onto your tumor and takes into account its size and shape. We use 3-D conformal radiation therapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
Delivers very high doses of radiation from temporary implants placed inside your body near your prostate tumor.
Kills or slows the growth of cancer cells in cancers too advanced for treatment with surgery or radiation therapy alone. Chemotherapy may also be used to help relieve symptoms.
Medication or surgical removal of the testicles (orchiectomy) reduces how much testosterone your body produces. This male hormone helps prostate cancers grow. Hormone therapy may help shrink tumors or slow the growth of cancer cells left behind after surgery or radiation therapy.