Robotic Salvage Prostatectomy

If you’ve had initial radiation treatment and your cancer comes back, you may be a candidate for robotic salvage prostatectomy, in which the prostate gland is removed using the robotic surgical interface. This approach is useful because radiation treatment often alters the structure of the prostate, making a post-radiation prostatectomy more complicated than a regular one and with more potential side effects, so even more precision is required.

While salvage treatments may have higher potential risks and complications than upfront primary treatment, Fox Chase has considerable experience with complex salvage treatment options.