Prostate Surgery

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Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer found in males in the United States. Sixteen percent of American men will be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime. For a large majority of these men, treatment for prostate cancer results in positive outcomes and a return to good health.

With greater awareness of the high incidence of the disease, it is now being found earlier and mortality rates are declining. This fact, coupled with new medical treatment options, provide new promise for victims of prostate cancer. The vast majority of these patients will go on to live active and productive lives after treatment. Your urologist will explain the range of options available to you to treat the disease. Learn more

James C. Jensen, MD

James C. Jensen, MD, FACS

James C. Jensen, MD, FACS, the former director of robotic surgery at the Utah Prostate Center in Salt Lake City, joined Cabell Huntington Hospital's Medical & Dental Staff in September 2006. Jensen specializes in robotic surgery for urologic cancer, with a particular emphasis on prostate cancer. He was the first urologist to perform robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery in Utah, and now has done more than 1200 robotic radical prostatectomies, many of them at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center. According to industry statistics, he is among the top 20 robotic surgeons in the world. Patients have come from as far as Alaska to have him perform their surgeries.

Medical School:
University of Chicago, School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

General Surgery & Urology, UCLA Medical Center, LA, CA

Urologic Oncology Fellow, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD; Urologic Oncology Fellow, University of Utah Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, SLC, UT

Board Certification:
American Board of Urology

American College of Surgeons

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da Vinci® Prostatectomy

If your urologist recommends surgery to treat your prostate cancer, you may be a candidate for a less invasive approach to surgery called da Vinci® Prostatectomy. This approach to prostatectomy provides access to the internal anatomy through five small incisions. The surgeon is empowered to perform a very precise, nerve-sparing operation with the da Vinci® Surgical System. For the patient, da Vinci® Prostatectomy may result in more complete eradication of cancer, retention of bladder control and potency.

  • Last updated: 03/02/2015
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