Tulane Urology has what it takes to be your urologic specialist.
Sound clinical judgment
In each of the highly specialized urologic procedures, Tulane Urology is among the world leaders in providing state-of-the art urologic care.
The patient’s choice of such a team to manage their prostate cancer is important. Once the diagnosis of prostate cancer has been made, the questions to ask are:
- Has the staging of my prostate cancer been appropriately done?
- Is my cancer localized to the prostate gland?
- Does the treating team have advanced fellowship-trained urologists on faculty?
- What is their level of experience in robotic urologic surgery?
- Do they perform specialized imaging, such as the PSMA scan?
- What if my cancer is beyond the prostate gland?
The number of positive outcomes correlate with surgeon experience, and our expert team of urologic surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists will be able to pinpoint the locations of your prostate cancer and if it is elsewhere in the body and devise a comprehensive plan to enhance treatment.
The Tulane Urology team, with its vast experience in Robotic and Laparoscopic urologic surgery, manages your prostate cancer in a bid to obtain the “perfect trifecta” , depending on your stage of presentation, to maintain your quality of life:
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Innovations at Tulane
- Tulane Urology was the first to perform DaVinci Robotic Surgery in the Gulf South in 2002.
- First to perform Bladder neck sparing prostatectomy in the Gulf South (April 2003). Several reports attest to this maneuver facilitating early return of urinary continence.
- Routinely perform nerve-sparing prostatectomy to maintain your quality of life. These nerves are important both for recovery of continence and erectile function.
- First and most experienced in extraperitoneal robotic radical prostatectomy.
- Described management of the Median Lobe of the prostate which can be a problem in about 15% of men.
- Promote early rehabilitation of quality of life after the prostatectomy.
- Promote athermic (to preserve nerves) prostatectomy.
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy: Center for Higher Learning
The Department of Urology at Tulane University is in the forefront of educational activities related to robotic urologic surgery. This includes being on the faculty of national and international robotic symposia, publications in peer-reviewed urologic journals, textbook chapters and several Continuing Medical Educational (CME) activities.