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Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital

Prostate Cancer

If you have prostate cancer, you want the best chance for recovery. But at the same time, you’re very worried about possible serious side effects like impotence and incontinence.  

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Cancer Surgery

Cancer Surgery … Surgical oncology at Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute Highlights of our program include: Innovative techniques … allows us to repair structures after removing cancer and minimizes challenges with eating, talking and swallowing. Prostate cancer (urologic cancer): We are the first cancer center in the region using robotic surgery to perform combination prostate cancer and reconstructive bladder surgery (cystoprostatectomy). … Surgery is a common treatment for cancer. And you …


… Prostatectomy … What is a prostatectomy? A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure to remove part or all of the prostate gland. Doctors may recommend this surgery to treat prostate cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, also known as enlarged prostate) . We use the latest techniques for …

Robotic Surgery

… a wide range of conditions, including: Gynecologic conditions , such as endometriosis , uterine fibroids and infertility Cancer , such as colorectal cancer , fertility sparing procedures,  gynecologic cancer , lung cancer and  prostate cancer Urogynecology conditions , such as prolapse and incontinence Obesity Hernias Urology Thoracic Surgery ENT Why …


… SpaceOAR® … The SpaceOAR procedure is similar to a standard prostate biopsy. Oncologists use an ultrasound probe in the rectum, introduce a needle into the perineum under image guidance to find the space between the rectum and prostate, and inject saline to open up the space. The oncologist then injects SpaceOAR hydrogel, which solidifies on contact … over time. The outpatient procedure is typically conducted in 30 to 40 minutes. … The SpaceOAR system allows Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute  radiation oncologists to inject a material to push the rectum away from the prostate, providing more margin …

Varian Edge with Calypso

… with Calypso … Edge treats a wide range of cancerous and noncancerous tumors throughout the body, including those of the prostate , pancreas and liver . It delivers treatments quickly, all while keeping track of tumor motion using advanced tracking technologies. Here’s how it can help: Prostate cancer – Greater accuracy means greater results and better quality of life. Published data suggests that Calypso and Edge can …