CREATING A BRIGHTER TOMORROW WITH THE BEST OF TODAY

THE BEST TREATMENTS FOR BLADDER CANCER

FIGHT CANCER WITH THE BEST TEAM, AMAZING TECHNOLOGY, AND GREAT OUTCOMES. Our treatments have incredible precision and pinpoint accuracy that results in minimal sexual and urinary side effects. Most treatments are done as an outpatient in our state of the art surgery centers with the best outcomes. If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer or think you may have bladder cancer, you owe it to yourself to see the most caring and skilled urologic oncologists at Advanced Urology.

DON’T STRUGGLE WITH TRADITIONAL OPTIONS

Radiation seems to be an easy choice initially, but it has tremendous side effects in future years including bladder cancer, rectal cancer, radiation burns to the bladder and rectum, and urethral stricture disease. Proton therapy is another form of radiation and there is little to no long term data supporting its supposed superiority over traditional radiation. We have targeted and precise therapies for localized bladder cancer with great results and minimal risk of sexual and urinary dysfunction. These options are tried, true, and proven.

GOALS OF BLADDER CANCER TREATMENT

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CANCER FREE SURVIVAL / GREAT QUALITY OF LIFE

The most important goal of bladder cancer treatment is living a a great life, cancer free.

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PREVENT CANCER PROGRESSION

The second goal is to prevent cancer progression by utilizing medicines in the bladder or intravenously that can prevent cancer progression or recurrence.

#3

PRESERVE URINARY & SEXUAL FUNCTION

The third goal is to ensure you have excellent urinary function to protect the kidneys and bladder. Simultaneously, we want to ensure your sexual health is optimized.

#4

GREAT OUTCOME & MINIMAL SIDE EFFECTS

Overall, we want you to have the best possible outcome with the least side effects.

ADVANCED TREATMENT OPTIONS

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ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE

All patients with bladder cancer must undergo surveillance as recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines. This is done in our state of the art surgery centers with anesthesia.

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INTRAVESICAL THERAPY

Several medicines including BCG, mitomycin, and Valstar can be given inside the bladder to help prevent cancer from recurring or progressing.

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KEYTRUDA INTRAVENOUS THERAPY

Advanced Urology has the latest medicine with Pembrolizumab or Keytruda which is given intravenously to prevent cancer from progressing.

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ADVANCED ROBOTIC SURGERY

Advanced surgery provides the optimal solution for entire bladder, prostate gland, and lymph node removal for more aggressive bladder cancers. We have the best robotic surgeons in the Southeast.

ADVANCED BLADDER CANCER MEDICINES

We have the latest medicines for bladder cancer including Keytruda or Pembrolizumab. Our world class urological oncologists lead our Advanced Bladder Cancer Clinic. Medicines are conveniently dispensed from our pharmacy.

ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE

All patients with bladder cancer must undergo surveillance as recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines. This is done in our state of the art surgery centers with anesthesia for a pleasant, pain free experience. This is typically done every 3 months, 6 months, or every year.

INTRAVESICAL THERAPY

Several medicines including BCG, mitomycin, and Valstar can be given inside the bladder to help prevent cancer from recurring or progressing. This is done in the office with a catheter in the bladder. Because the medicine is instilled directly in the bladder, common side effects include mild burning with urination and frequency of urination. Importantly, these medicines do not cause nausea, vomiting, and hair loss associated with typical cancer chemotherapy regimens. Patients can be given oral sedation if necessary which makes the procedure much more comfortable.

PEMBROLIZUMAB/KEYTRUDA

KEYTRUDA may be used when your cancer has not spread to nearby tissue in the bladder, but is at high-risk for spreading (high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer [NMIBC]) and when your tumor is a type called “carcinoma in situ” (CIS), and you have tried treatment with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) and it did not work, and you are not able to or have decided not to have surgery to remove your bladder

ADVANCED ROBOTIC SURGERY

Robotic surgery is a great option for entire bladder, prostate gland, and lymph node removal for high volume or more aggressive cancers. This often has the highest cure rate for cancer compared to radiation treatment. Robotic surgery is done through 6 small incisions as an outpatient. Benefits of surgery include lymph node removal, more accurate staging, higher cure rates, and the option to add radiation after surgery if needed.

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES: BETTER OUTCOMES AND LESS SIDE EFFECTS

Advanced technology provides the best outcomes with minimal side effects. We utilize Advanced technology with 3D geospatial mapping to precisely kill prostate cancer. This targeted millimeter accuracy improves outcomes and minimizes side effects such as sexual and urinary dysfunction. Our goal is to give you cancer free survival with the best quality of life.

3 STEP JOURNEY TO SUCCESS

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INITIAL VISIT

Our goal is to provide you personalized and innovative health care. We are professional, discreet, and empathetic. You will meet our urologic oncologists in our clean and modern offices. We want to establish a relationship and understand your treatment goals.

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COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

Your records are thoroughly reviewed to ensure that all data supports the need for treatment. Communication is made with your referring physician and family members.

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MINOR PROCEDURE

You are given general anesthesia in our surgery center. Advanced techniques are performed and your cancer is precisely targeted.

ADVANTAGES OF ADVANCED BLADDER CANCER TREATMENTS

  • Lower risk of sexual and urinary dysfunction

  • Safe and effective

  • Long term solution

  • Outpatient

  • Minimal to no pain

ADVANCED BLADDER CANCER CENTER RESOURCES

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THE ADVANCED DIFFERENCE

Advanced Super Specialists are board certified urologists with exceptional training from elite institutions such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, Johns Hopkins, Baylor, Northwestern and the University of Southern California. focus on Advanced Bladder cancer. This super-specialization on a disease state leads to to more experience, greater expertise, and a better outcome. Our experts are world renown for their skill, knowledge, and compassion.

COMPREHENSIVE CARE

We have ultramodern purpose built facilities to provide all your care. You will have access to multiple fellowship trained urologic oncologists at Advanced with training from the best programs such as Johns Hopkins, Baylor, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Northwestern, and University of Southern California. We have all the expertise in house to help you.

COMPREHENSIVE CARE

We have ultramodern purpose built facilities to provide all your care. You will have access to multiple fellowship trained urologic oncologists at Advanced with training from the best programs such as Baylor, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and University of Southern California. We have all the expertise in house to help you.

LEADING EDGE TECHNOLOGY

We utilize the latest in high end technology to ensure success. This includes Endoluxe Vision, a da Vinci X robot, high resolution Exact VU micro ultrasound, and real time microarray ultrasensitive PCR testing. We have the best.

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

Advanced Urology offers the latest in minimally invasive or non invasive techniques for treating the most challenging urologic conditions. This precision allows for targeted millimeter accuracy, minimizing side effects.

BEST IN CLASS OUTCOMES

Our data warehouse includes 100 million data points that continuously track quality measures and ensure the absolute best outcome. Our personable doctors will tailor an individual treatment plan based on your unique needs. Outcomes matter.

OUTPATIENT MEDICINE: SAFER + BETTER

Our world class facilities include modern medical offices, digital imaging, advanced molecular testing, state of the art surgery centers, novel clinical trials, clinical research, and a pharmacy to provide all of your care. This avoids the need to go to a hospital. We have amongst the lowest infection rates in the country in our beautiful facilities. Our comprehensive outpatient approach leads to better outcomes and less cost.

NUMBERS MATTER

Our data warehouse includes 100 million data points that continuously track quality measures and ensure the absolute best outcome. Our personable doctors will tailor an individual treatment plan for your bladder based on your unique needs. Results matter. We are among the only physician practices in the world with real time data tracking.

100 Million Data Points and Counting

STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES

Our state of the art facilities include modern offices, advanced molecular testing, digital imaging, high tech equipment, and state of the art surgery centers. We have the most Class A urology surgery centers in the United States.

LEADERS IN UROLOGY

Advanced physicians have pioneered outpatient urology with amazing results. They are world renown and Urologists from around the world come to Advanced to learn. Our physicians are guest speakers at conferences for their impressive knowledge and expertise.

ADVANCED OUTPATIENT SURGICAL EXPERIENCE

A WINNING TEAM COMMITTED TO YOUR FIGHT

Our award winning team will collaborate with you, your family, and the other providers involved in your care. We think communication is essential in delivering great outcomes. The most important thing to know is that we are here for you.