Cancer's effects can be devastating not just to the patient, but to loved ones, as well. Each year, over 30,000 men die from prostate cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men 15 to 35 years old. And the American Cancer Society estimates that this year there will be approximately 53,000 new cases of bladder cancer, from which almost 12,000 people will die, making it the twelfth leading cause of cancer death. Men are affected three times more frequently from bladder cancer than women.
As effective as our treatments are, there is no substitution for proactive annual exams. Call Ventura County Urology Medical Group we'll help you establish an annual checkup schedule to accommodate your busy lifestyle. We know what a serious threat to life and lifestyle cancer can be. That's why our Surgical Oncology Center wastes no time in diagnosing and treating cancer conditions.
For the various forms of urological cancer, which includes Prostate, Kidney, Bladder, Urethral, and Testicular Cancer, Ventura County Urology Medical Group uses:
Robotics - Assisted DaVinci Prostatectomy - Using state-of-the-art da Vinci computer-enhanced minimally invasive surgery system, the surgeons perform the same procedure done in conventional dVP but are aided by a three-dimensional computer vision system to manipulate four robotic arms. We have been doing this procedure for 9 years.
- Lasers – For effective treatment of bladder cancer.
- Brachytherapy – An ultrasound guided procedure that places radiation pellets in the prostate, away from surrounding tissues. This very effective therapy is performed one time, on an outpatient basis.
- Cryotherapy – Probes placed in the prostate or kidneys are frozen and are effective in killing the cancerous cells without harming the surrounding organs.
- "Nerve-Sparing" Radical Prostate Surgery.
More traditional methods are also available, such as Open Surgery, Radiation, and Chemotherapy.
The Surgical Oncology Center at Ventura County Urology Medical Group makes this promise to our oncology patients: We will draw upon all of our medical education and experience and use every medical and surgical means possible to stop cancer and minimize its effects on your life.