A Urologic Oncologist is specially trained in cancers of the urinary tracts of men and women, including cancers of the kidney, bladder, prostate, testes and genitalia. At Ochsner, the Division of Urological Oncology focuses on complex surgical problems, using organ and nerve sparing techniques, when possible, to preserve urinary, sexual and reproductive functions.
Innovative therapies are available through various research protocols, including on-going trials in the prevention and treatment of early disease as well as advanced or metastatic disease. For example, Ochsner has been a pioneer in the implantation of radioactive seeds for the treatment of prostate cancer.
For patients with other types of cancer, members of the Urology Department are available to help with incontinence or impotence, which may result from various cancer treatments. Ochsner’s urologists can offer the full range of medical and surgical options.
Urological Oncology Services:
Prostate Cancer, including radical nerve-sparing prostatectomy, brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants), external beam radiation therapy, laparoscopic and robotic surgery
Bladder Cancer, including continent urinary diversion and laser surgery
Renal Cell Carcinoma, including robotic and laparoscopic partial nephrectomies, cryoablation and tumors of the vena cava
Testicular Cancer with Retroperitoneal Node Dissection