Comprehensive care, minimally-invasive surgery
Our surgeons were pioneers in minimally-invasive kidney surgery, and UW was one of the first centers in the United States to obtain the tools necessary to perform robotic prostatectomy. Robot-assisted procedures help minimize recovery associated with surgical cancer treatment, and to date, we have performed nearly 2,000 robotic urologic cancer procedures.
Additionally, we are one of only a small number of centers across the United States that offers Robotic-Assisted Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection, a minimally-invasive procedure common in the treatment of testicular cancer.
The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center is one of the oldest cancer centers in the United States and the only cancer center in Wisconsin designated through the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer program. Our urologic cancer surgeons are members of the UWCCC and work in collaboration with other cancer specialists from the fields of radiation therapy, pathology, and medical oncology to fashion multidisciplinary approaches to treat urologic cancer. This translates into more options for patients undergoing cancer treatment.