Tulane Urology has a long history of being the regional, national, and international leaders in minimally invasive surgery for urologic disease such as prostate cancer. At Tulane Urology, our surgeons have been pioneering minimally invasive urologic procedures for over two decades. We offer our experience and expertise in laparoscopic and robotic surgery while treating our patients, while teaching our residents-in-training, and while educating colleagues throughout the world. Whether its cutting edge research, cutting edge surgical equipment, or cutting edge surgical techniques, Tulane Urology has always and will always be the leaders in providing the most appropriate and state-of -the-art care for our community.
PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Prostate Cancer support groups are open to patients, survivors, relatives, friends, healthcare professionals and others who care. No reservations are necessary and there are no fees. Most groups offer free parking and free refreshments. Meetings are held every second Tuesday of every other month. Meetings often have professional speakers with audience Q&A and discussion. Learn to cope through knowledge and hope through support.
Surgeons who use the robotic system find that for many procedures it enhances precision, flexibility and control during the operation and allows them to better see the site, compared with traditional techniques. Using robotic surgery, surgeons can perform delicate and complex procedures that may have been difficult or impossible with other methods.
THE STEPS TO BETTER CARE
Talking to your Urologist
Talking to a Urologist early on about possible prostate cancer symptoms, such as weak urine stream or frequent urination, can lead to a early detection and a better opportunity for treatment
By identifying the stage and grade (spread and aggressiveness) of your prostate cancer, your Urologist can identify the best course of action for treatment of your prostate cancer.
In addition to doing research on prostate cancer, attending prostate cancer support groups alone or with your spouse can bring more information and understanding to your situation.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive surgery (normally robotic surgery) is a new method of surgery used in removing part or all of the prostate using small cuts or incisions. This way, the recovery time is much quicker with much greater chance of success.
START ON THE PATH TO CARE NOW
At Tulane Urology, we take the time to listen, to find answers and to best provide you the best care. Learn More. For more information, call Tulane Urology at 504.988.5271 or request an appointment below.