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Revolutionizing Prostate Cancer Treatment

How far would you travel to receive care from the world’s leading prostate cancer surgery and treatment team? Because as far as you are willing to go, the prostate surgeons and the medical staff at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland will go as far as it takes to treat your prostate cancer. Let us help you get on the road to recovery now.

The urologists in the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute have led the way in prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and research. This dedication to patient care has earned The Johns Hopkins Hospital the #1 ranking in the country for urology by U.S. News and World Report 21 years in a row. Every day, the Johns Hopkins urology team is committed to researching and developing procedures that offer patients a high quality of life with minimal side effects.

That’s the Promise of Medicine.

Prostate cancer surgeries that save lives and preserve quality of life

More than 20,000 life-saving prostate cancer procedures have been performed at Johns Hopkins, more than anywhere else in the world.

Today, our surgeons perform an average of 1,185 prostatectomy surgeries each year to remove prostate tumors, including:

  • Minimally invasive and robotic prostatectomies
  • Open radical prostatectomies

Treatment options available at Johns Hopkins include:

  • Active surveillance (also known as watchful waiting) – includes careful monitoring of the progression of the disease. One active surveillance program at the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute has followed more than 900 men for 15+ years.
  • Anatomical radical retropubic prostatectomy – preserves the nerves responsible for continence and sexual function and was developed and perfected by Johns Hopkins surgeon Patrick Walsh, MD. (Listen to what he has to say in this interview.)
  • Nerve-sparing robot assisted radical prostatectomy – developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins and ensures less possible damage to surrounding nerves
  • Two types of radiation therapy – external beam radiation and brachytherapy, which uses targeted doses of implanted radiation “seeds”

The prostate cancer team at Johns Hopkins will work with you to determine your best course of treatment. While providing optimal treatment for prostate cancer, the urology specialists also seek to offer shorter hospital stays, reduction in incontinence and a much lower risk of impotency.

Let us help you

If you have received a diagnosis of prostate cancer, trust that the experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine will go as far as it takes to treat your complex condition, from the moment you call and every step along the journey.

When it comes to your life, distance should never be a factor. We can make your journey to us as easy as possible. Johns Hopkins USA , our complimentary medical concierge team, can answer questions, make arrangements for you and your family, and connect you with the care you need.

They will help you:

  • Schedule medical appointments with the right specialists
  • Make travel, lodging and transportation arrangements
  • Know what to bring and what to expect
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