Surgical Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Look to UC San Diego Health for your prostate cancer surgery.

We're a high-volume center for prostate cancer surgery, performing more lifesaving prostatectomies than any other health system in the region. Studies have shown that patient outcomes are better when they have an experienced surgeon. Our surgeons are among the most highly trained and experienced in the region.

Minimally Invasive, Robotically Assisted Prostatectomy

Prostatectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the prostate gland. This surgery is usually performed when the cancer is localized to the prostate. Your care team will discuss the surgical plan that is right for you.

UC San Diego Health surgeons specialize in robotically assisted prostatectomy and single incision prostatectomy — minimally invasive surgical procedures that provide a three-dimensional view of the surgical site and use instruments that bend and rotate to access hard-to-reach areas. This allows our highly skilled surgeons to remove cancerous tissue with extraordinary precision and control.

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Surgical Expertise

Our urologists use robotics and other technologies to improve your care and lower your risk of any complications. Our surgeons' skills and experience with minimally invasive approaches for prostate cancer surgery benefit you in several ways:

Second Opinion Services

When you have a diagnosis as serious as cancer, you deserve a second opinion on your treatment options.

How to Get a Second Opinion

Clinical Trials

Advancing Cancer Care and Prevention

UC San Diego Health physicians are actively researching ways to improve cancer care. By joining a clinical trial, you may receive a new cancer treatment before it is available to the public. If your cancer has not responded to standard therapies, talk to your doctor about whether a clinical trial could be right for you.

Patient & Family Support Services

At UC San Diego Health, your care goes beyond treating disease. It also includes supporting you and your loved ones emotionally throughout your cancer journey. Most of our support services are free.

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