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Urologic Cancer Services

UC Irvine Health urologists deliver state-of-the-science diagnosis and treatment to patients with all types of urologic cancers, including tumors of the prostate, kidney, ureter, bladder and testicles.

The urologic oncologists with the UC Irvine Health Center for Urological Care are renowned for their pioneering expertise in robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery for prostate, kidney and bladder cancers. We use the da Vinci Surgical System®, which enhances the surgeon’s dexterity, precision and control.

We also are national leaders in the use of cryoablation to destroy tumors of the kidney and prostate by freezing them. This procedure, performed by urologists with the UC Irvine Health Ablative Oncology Center, can be done without incisions by guiding thin needles through the skin to the location of the tumor.

Working at UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange County’s only university medical center, our physicians offer the most innovative treatments and participate in leading clinical trials—giving our patients access to treatments long before they are available to the general public.

Our urologic cancer team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals are committed to providing personalized care delivered with professionalism and compassion.

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Our UC Irvine Health urologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of urologic cancers.

Conditions

We diagnose and treat cancers of the: 

Treatments

Our urologic cancer specialize in the following treatments and services:

  • Brachytherapy
  • Cryoablation (freezing) of kidney and prostate cancers
  • Inguinal lymph node dissection for penile cancer
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • Medical therapies, including chemotherapy, biological agents and therapies that work with the patient's immune system
  • Radical cystectomy and continent urinary diversion
  • RapidArc® radiotherapy
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissections for testicular cancer (laparoscopic)
  • Robot-assisted radical cystectomy
  • Robot-assisted radical and partial nephrectomy
  • Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
  • Second opinions for patients seeking treatment for prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer

We also conduct clinical trials to study new therapies and techniques for treating prostate, bladder and testicular cancers that are not generally available elsewhere.

For the last decade, UC Irvine Medical Center has regularly been named among "America’s Best Hospitals" for urology by U.S. News & World Report.

One reason is the expertise of our urologic cancers team in several leading-edge treatments, including:

  • Minimally invasive surgery

Our urologists are known around the world for their leadership in minimally invasive surgery. This type of procedure is especially important in prostate cancer treatment to minimize the risks of incontinence and sexual dysfunction.

  • Robot-assisted surgery

We are renowned for our pioneering experience in robot-assisted, minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System, which speeds recovery time and reduces patient discomfort. We have performed thousands of robot-assisted prostatectomies at UC Irvine Medical Center.

  • RapidArc® radiation therapy

We were the first medical center in Orange County to use RapidArc®, a groundbreaking volumetrically-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) technique. It is able to deliver an energetic X-ray beam that precisely conforms to the tumor shape to minimize damage to healthy tissue and is faster than conventional radiotherapy.

The UC Irvine Health urologic cancer team is made up of specialists in urology, radiation oncology, medical oncology and vascular and interventional radiology.

Our team includes:

Urologic oncologists

Interventional radiologists

Radiation oncologists

Medical oncologist

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