Why choose Mayo Clinic

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Prostate cancer treated with robotic surgical system

Randall Minion, M.D., was helping out a newly hired lab technician when he had his prostate specific antigen (PSA) tested. When he volunteered his blood sample for training purposes at his private practice, he never dreamed it would lead to the serendipitous early detection and treatment of prostate cancer. "I was 49, so I was [...]

  • Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic's prostate care team has surgeons on all three campuses who have many years of experience in prostate treatment in general, and robotic prostatectomy surgery in particular. Mayo surgeons pioneered the use of robotic prostatectomy surgery and have been performing this surgery successfully since 2001. Mayo surgeons complete about 1,200 prostatectomies each year.
  • Multispecialty team and dedicated facility. Mayo Clinic's multispecialty team and a dedicated facility for robotic prostatectomy allow surgeons to provide the highest level of care possible for people undergoing this procedure.
  • Advanced technology and staffing. Surgeons at Mayo Clinic use state-of-the-art equipment, including instruments, associated technology and the robotic system itself. An experienced team performs the surgeries, working together to ensure both positive outcomes and a safe environment.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for urology by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked high performing for urology by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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