Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
Named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery, Mercy Medical Center is home to The Maryland Spine Center.
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The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnose and treat a variety of conditions and diseases of the male reproductive organs. Our doctors use orchiectomy as a treatment to relieve symptoms associated with prostate cancer.
An orchiectomy is a procedure to remove one or both testicles of the male reproductive system. If both are removed, it is sometimes referred to as castration as the man is no longer able to reproduce.
An orchiectomy is performed as a treatment option to help relieve symptoms of advanced prostate cancer or to prolong cancer survivorship. The surgery does not cure prostate cancer, but it causes the tumor to shrink and can relieve bone pain.
In an orchiectomy, the penis and the scrotum, the pouch of skin that holds the testicles, are left intact and only the testicle(s) is affected. There are several types of orchiectomy, including:
The doctors of The Urology Specialists of Maryland will help patients determine what type of orchiectomy is best for your conditions.
Patients who are in advanced stages of prostate cancer are candidates for orchiectomies. An orchiectomy lowers the testosterone hormone in men which prostate cancer needs to grow and spread.
The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore is recognized throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for its comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases and conditions. Mercy's urologists treat a broad range of urological disorders including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, kidney stones, interstitial cystitis and urinary incontinence.
Dr. Alan Kusakabe offers comprehensive urologic care focusing on robotic surgery, with Firefly Imaging Technology, for prostate and renal disease. Board Certified urology specialist.
Hear from a patient who learned he had prostate cancer and had to make important decisions about his care.