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Prostate Services

Relief for Enlarged Prostate

Our advanced treatments for relief of an enlarged prostate include:

Prostate Cancer Treatments

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. At UVA, we treat prostate cancer with the very latest technological advances. These include:

  • Cryotherapy — freezes tumors without damaging health tissue
  • Prostatectomy — removes prostate with the help of a robot or open surgery
  • Brachytherapy — uses tiny radioactive seeds to target radiation and minimize effects on healthy tissue

New Prostate Cancer Treatment: Brachytherapy Plus

You can now access the most precise form of high-dose radiation therapy available: high-dose rate brachytherapy. You can benefit from two different kinds of intense, targeted radiation with advanced protective measures. Only a few hospitals in the country have this approach available.

Find out if you're a candidate for high-dose radiation brachytherapy.

Treatment Spotlight: da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

We were one of the first medical centers in Virginia to offer the da Vinci robotic prostatectomy for treatment of prostate cancer.

This procedure involves the use of a miniature camera and robotic “hands” that your doctor inserts into the body through a series of tiny incisions. These tools ensure steadiness and precision, which allows your doctor to see better and avoid damage to nearby nerves and muscles that control continence and potency.

Benefits include:

  • Reduced blood loss 
  • Reduced post-operative pain
  • Shorter hospital stays 
  • Less likelihood of side effects like impotence, incontinence and infection

We offer treatments for prostate cancer through the UVA Cancer Center.