At the core of our urology program is our sincere commitment to enhance the life of every patient who comes to us for care. Our highly-trained team of physicians uses today’s most advanced diagnostic and surgical techniques to help patients recover from a wide range of urological conditions, including:
The Genitourinary (G.U.) Cancer Team is led by Marc Rose, M.D., with coleader Stephen Patterson, M.D. The team focuses on early detection, surveillance and state-of-the-art care of prostate and bladder cancers.
Prostate cancer cases are presented at one of our five monthly tumor board conferences, a meeting where complex patient cases are discussed in significant detail by a multidisciplinary team of doctors. The tumor board conferences are conducted by our physician-based teams at Scully-Welsh Cancer Center. The physicians concentrate on patients with difficult tumors or patients who have previously received treatment and, for various reasons, now need a different treatment plan. The doctor teams also review participation in a clinical trial as an option for each patient at the cancer center in Vero Beach. Doctors from each discipline are involved in this meeting and may include nearly a dozen or more cancer experts. Each patient’s diagnosis is introduced, and the group reviews the patient’s scans, biopsies, lab results, and other records with the goal of coming up with the best treatment plan. The team includes other medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncology, radiology, interventional radiology, pathology, patient care navigator, nutritionist, and behavioral health specialist.
The prostate is a gland situated between the bladder and the penis. Prostatectomy is a surgical procedure in which part or the entire prostate is removed.
Using robotic technology, surgeons are able to perform minimally invasive procedures with more precision. Robotic arms remain steady at all times and robotic wrists make it easier for surgeons to manipulate tissue and work from all kinds of angles – positions surgeons would have difficulty reaching otherwise. The robotic-assisted radical laparoscopic technique allows surgeons to operate through small ports rather than large incisions, resulting in shorter recovery times, fewer complications and reduced hospital stays. Surgical robotics combines minimally invasive techniques with highly advanced clinical technology.
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UroNav fuses pre-biopsy MR images of the prostate with ultrasound-guided biopsy images in real time, for excellent delineation of the prostate and suspicious lesions. After a patient has undergone a prostate MRI, radiology partners utilize DynaCAD for Prostate to quickly visualize and evaluate suspicious lesions. The UroNav fusion biopsy system uses this critical diagnostic information to provide urologists with a targeted approach to prostate biopsy. The fusion of MR and ultrasound images through UroNav gives urologists the ability to offer their patients an alternative to remaining in an uncertain state of diagnosis after a prostate exam.
Patient care coordination for the G.U. Team is arranged through our patient care navigators at (772) 257-4033.