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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

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

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.

This procedure uses a miniature camera and robotic “hands.” Your doctor inserts them into the body through a series of tiny incisions. These tools ensure steadiness and precision. Your doctor can 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.