Cryo (freezing) Prostate Cancer
|Cryocare CS machine
Prostate cancer is extremely common, and many men are unsatisfied choosing between radiation and surgery. Surgical removal of the prostate is a major operation, and may result in impotence, urinary leakage, scar tissue, and other serious complications. Radiation therapy (external beam or radioactive seed implant) is less invasive; however, radiation may result in severe irritation of the bladder and rectum. Also, recent studies indicate that men who have received radiation for prostate cancer have a higher chance of developing rectal and bladder cancer in later years.
In order to offer men more choices, Dr. Garber has received special training and developed a subspecialty interest in prostate Cryo (freezing). Cryo is indicated for men with prostate cancer that is confined to the prostate. Cryo is also considered to be a treatment of choice for men with prostate cancer who have received radiation therapy (external beam or seed implant), and who develop recurrent cancer confined to the prostate.
(To view a PowerPoint presentation on prostate cancer, focusing on
the option of Cryo, click here—Cryo seminar)
To see video-animation of a prostate cryo-ablation procedure, click here.
To read Dr. Garberís published article on prostate cryo-ablation, click here.
To find out if you are a candidate for Cryo, call our office today to schedule an appointment.
Bruce B. Garber, MD
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010