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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Advanced prostate cancer treatment
No two cases of prostate cancer are alike and correctly diagnosing cancer is critical to developing the best treatment plan. The prostate cancer specialists at the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute can make the difficult process of deciding on a treatment easier. Backed by world-renowned expertise and the latest data, we empower you to make informed decisions, including whether or not to have surgery, radiation therapy or other treatments.
Innovative surgical procedures, minimal side effects
Urologists at Johns Hopkins have led the way in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, providing better answers and new treatments. This dedication to research, treatment, and 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.
If surgery is part of your treatment plan, it may be comforting to know that our surgeons have been on the forefront of innovation. We revolutionized prostate surgery with a procedure that minimizes side effects and helps maintain your quality of life. This procedure, called the anatomical approach to radical prostatectomy, can preserve the nerves responsible for continence and sexual function and was developed and perfected by Johns Hopkins surgeon Patrick Walsh, M.D. In fact, the first radical prostatectomy was performed at Johns Hopkins in 1904.
When experience matters
Over 19,000 of those life-saving prostate procedures have been performed at Johns Hopkins since then - and today, we perform an average of 1,185 prostatectomy surgeries each year. Our surgeons skillfully perform open radical prostatectomy, minimally invasive and robot-assisted prostate surgeries. We perform more prostate procedures than any other hospital in Maryland.
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