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Treatments for Bladder Cancer

Your Treatment Begins Here

The initial evaluation is often performed in the office and treatment begins with outpatient surgery.

  • Treatment of non-invasive cancers often includes both surgery to remove the tumor(s) and medical therapy placed directly into the bladder.
  • For invasive cancers, removal of the bladder and construction of one of several types of reservoirs for the urine is often required.
  • For advanced disease, an approach incorporating tumor removal and chemotherapy administered to the whole body provides the best results.

Treatments We Provide

  • Bladder Removal

    When bladder cancer tumors become invasive, the whole organ may need to be removed. We use the most advanced reconstruction techniques to improve your quality of life and avoid the need for external equipment.

  • Chemotherapy

    This well-known cancer treatment uses medicines taken intravenously or by mouth to kill cancer cells throughout the body. Chemotherapy may be given before surgery to shrink tumors, or after to fight cancer cells that have potentially spread.

  • Cystectomy

    Our surgeons use the daVinci® surgical system to perform minimally-invasive surgery to remove cancer cells from the bladder. This advanced approach means less blood loss and faster recovery time.