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Prostate cancer patients from the Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida, areas can turn to the expert team at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and other individualized treatments. Through our unique, multispecialty approach to patient care, we tailor our cancer treatments to each patient’s specific condition. Our tumor board of cancer specialists collaboratively reviews each patient’s case to develop a treatment plan, and then monitors the patient’s progress on a weekly basis. Moffitt’s diagnostic, treatment and supportive services are all available in a single, convenient location, so our patients can remain in one place for all of their treatments and care.

As the third largest cancer center in the nation based on patient volume and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, Moffitt offers exceptional surgical expertise in every type of cancer surgery currently available, including laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. We have state-of-the-art technology and specialized, fellowship-trained surgeons who have performed a high volume of successful surgeries, allowing us to achieve successful outcomes for our patients from Ft. Myers and Naples, FL, and beyond.

Moffitt’s tumor board may recommend the removal of the prostate through surgery, such as laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, if a patient’s cancer is found to be confined within the gland. This surgery offers many advantages over open, retropubic and perineal approaches to prostate cancer surgery, such as: 

  • Smaller incisions -- Unlike traditional approaches, which generally require large incisions, laparoscopic prostate cancer surgery is performed using minimally invasive techniques that involve the use of small, specialized surgical tools, which are inserted through tiny incisions to remove the prostate.
  • Faster recovery -- Due to the minimally invasive nature of this surgery, hospital stays are often reduced to as little as one day, and recovery times are usually significantly shorter.
  • Higher surgical precision and maneuverability -- Technological advances in surgery allow our surgeons to perform highly refined, robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

At Moffitt, we understand that dealing with prostate cancer can be difficult. In order to ease the travel burdens on our out-of-town patients, we have partnered with several nearby hotels. Patients can take advantage of special rates offered by our partner locations, and also feel confident in knowing that the management and staff at these hotels adhere to the strict standards of hygiene and infection control that Moffitt upholds.

For more information on laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and other prostate cancer treatments, patients from Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida, and the surrounding areas can call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online. We do not require referrals.

Prostate Cancer