Prostate Cancer Surgery at miVIP Los Angeles
Helping Patients Overcome This Dreaded Disease
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer found in men in America. It is truly a unique disease, one in that our longer life expectancies and certain aspects of our diet and lifestyles make it much more prevalent in the United States and the rest of the developed world than in places such as Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It’s estimated that over 238,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and that about 29,700 American men will succumb to it. We at miVIP Los Angeles have been in the business of fighting prostate cancer through surgical intervention for many years, and we’re well aware of the toll it exacts on our patients.
Combating Prostate Cancer
The prostate gland is a component of the male reproductive system. It’s located beneath your bladder around the upper part of the urethra. Even though it’s only the size of a walnut, its devastating potential to your health is enormous.
Prostate cancer is typically slow-growing, meaning that many men won’t begin to manifest symptoms until it is in advanced stages. Yet early detection can yield extremely high survival rates compared to other malignancies. The following symptoms should prompt you to see your doctor for a prostate cancer screening:
- Frequent urination
- Painful urination
- Bladder control problems
- Painful ejaculation
Men over 50 are encouraged to have regular screenings for prostate cancer. You often hear the term “prostate score” associated with these screenings. Your individual prostate score is determined after elevated Protein Specific Antigen (PSA) levels are returned from your initial screening, leading to a prostate biopsy. If cancerous tissue is found, a sample is examined under a microscope and given a prostate score (also referred to as a Gleason Score). The higher the score, the more likely the cancer will grow and spread. A high score may lead your doctor to recommend prostate surgery to remove the cancerous gland.
miVIP – Offering Quality Surgical Cancer Treatment Options
At miVIP, we offer some of the best surgical options for those suffering from prostate cancer in Los Angeles. Our advanced da Vinci Si Surgical system uses robotic surgical technology to provide minimally-invasive prostatectomy procedures offering faster recover times with fewer side effects than traditional surgical techniques.
Talk to One of Our Surgeons Today
Prostate cancer needn’t be a death sentence. Early surgical intervention performed by the world-renowned surgical team at miVIP Los Angeles can help make sure you’re still around for many years to come. Call us at (855) 986-4847 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our surgeons today.