Patients in our Genitourinary Cancer Program have access to a highly
skilled team of experts who offer diagnosis and treatment of cancers including
prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular.
They participate in monthly treatment planning conferences to review recent cases. This helps improve the consistency and quality of care.
Lynn Weatherson, LAc
Samith Kochuparambil, MD – medical directorStuart
Bloom, MD, Minnesota OncologyDean
Gesme, MD, Minnesota Oncology
Michelle Ragen, MDHallie
Richards, MDGlen Varns, MD
MD Hospital Pathology AssociatesLisa
Lyons, MD, Hospital Pathology AssociatesAnil Tadavarty, MD,
Hospital Pathology Associates
Patsa Sullivan, MDLaura
Samith Kochaparambil MD, Medical DirectorPratap Reddy, MDChase
In all cases, we also offer second opinions.
One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer involves surgical removal of the prostate gland, known as a radical prostatectomy. If a doctor recommends surgery to treat prostate cancer, patients may be candidates for a new, less invasive approach called the robotic prostatectomy using the
da Vinci®Surgical System.
The da Vinci Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternate to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions and allows a
surgeon greater visualization, enhanced dexterity, precision and control.
For patients the benefits may include:
To find out if you are a candidate for this procedure contact the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute Cancer Clinic at 612-863-0200 for a consult.