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It's Prostate Cancer Awareness Month! Learn More About the Treatment Options

By: USMD Team


September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a vital time for men's health. Prostate cancer can lead to serious health issues if left untreated. At USMD Hospital at Arlington, we are committed to spreading knowledge about this disease and serving as a source for advanced treatment options.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men. However, with early detection and innovative treatments like robot-assisted prostate surgery, survival rates can be significantly improved. Performed through the da Vinci® Surgical System, these minimally invasive treatments have transformed the lives of many throughout the DFW area. This month, let us unite in the fight against prostate cancer and explore the treatment options for this disease. Read on to learn more, and visit our physician directory to connect with a urologist who provides care at our Arlington, TX hospital.

What is prostate cancer, and why does it need to be treated?

Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that originates in the prostate gland, which is responsible for producing seminal fluid in men. Often starting as small mutations in prostate cells, this disease can grow slowly but can also manifest more aggressively, leading to serious health issues. Early detection and treatment are crucial because localized prostate cancer is typically manageable, whereas advanced stages can spread to other parts of the body. If left untreated, prostate cancer can lead to painful symptoms, negatively impact urinary and sexual function, and become life-threatening. At USMD Hospital at Arlington, our approach to treating prostate cancer includes state-of-the-art treatment options like robot-assisted prostate surgery.

What is robot-assisted prostate surgery?

Our Arlington, TX hospital features the da Vinci Surgical System for minimally invasive prostate surgery, including prostatectomies. By employing robotic surgery techniques, the surgeons who operate at our hospital can perform precise operations, enhancing the patient’s experience. As the first hospital in the DFW area to utilize these surgical-assisted robots, we proudly use advanced healthcare technologies to provide improved results, less recovery time, and minimally invasive options. Through the use of these technologies, the potential benefits are immense.

Who is a suitable candidate for robot-assisted prostate surgery?

Determining whether robot-assisted prostate surgery is right for you depends on various factors, including your overall health and the stage of the prostate condition. Your physician can guide you in making the right decision. An individualized assessment can help ensure that the most appropriate treatment plan is developed. Our patient-centric approach focuses on your unique needs and situation. At USMD Hospital at Arlington, you are not just a patient; you are a valued member of our community, and your care is our priority.

How does robot-assisted prostatectomy work with the da Vinci Surgical System?

The da Vinci Surgical System plays a crucial role in robot-assisted prostatectomies at our state-of-the-art hospital. The surgeon controls the robotic arms to remove the prostate gland with incredible precision through an incision about a finger's width. This minimally invasive surgery technique has several benefits, including:

  • Minimized damage to surrounding tissues
  • Faster recovery times
  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduced risk of complications
  • Improved surgical outcomes

Get advanced treatment for prostate cancer

Robot-assisted surgery is revolutionizing healthcare at USMD Hospital at Arlington. The surgeons providing treatment at our Arlington, TX hospital are at the forefront of medical innovation with the use of the da Vinci Surgical System. If you or a loved one is considering prostate surgery in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area, we encourage you to connect with an experienced urologist. Please visit our physician directory to locate a provider near you. Explore the future of robotic surgery with us and take the first step toward a healthier life today.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.