Prostate Cancer Surgical Options
UPMC CancerCenter's urologic surgeons have extensive expertise in the surgical management of prostate and urologic cancers.
When appropriate, surgeons use minimally-invasive techniques to remove prostate and urologic tumors appropriate. Using camera-guided technology, the surgeon is able to minimize damage to healthy surrounding tissue when removing the tumor, typically allowing for a quicker recovery and less post-operative pain. Patients often are discharged within one day.
In many cases, our world-renowned surgeons have helped to develop or refine these innovative methods, including:
- Inguinal lymph node dissection
- Laparoscopic and open partial nephrectomy
- Laparoscopic and open radical nephrectomy
- Nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
- Nerve-sparing retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
- Partial and radical penectomy
- Post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
- Radical cystectomy with continent urinary diversion
- Radical cystectomy with neobladder reconstruction
- Radical nephrectomy with caval thrombus excision
- Radical orchiectomy
- Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy