At the core of our urology program is our sincere commitment to enhance the life of every patient who comes to us for care. Our highly-trained team of physicians uses today’s most advanced diagnostic and surgical techniques to help patients recover from a wide range of urological conditions, including:
- Kidney stones
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Prostate cancer
The Genitourinary (G.U.) Cancer Team is led by Marc Rose, M.D., with coleader Stephen Patterson, M.D. The team focuses on early detection, surveillance and state-of-the-art care of prostate and bladder cancers.
Prostate cancer cases are presented at one of our five monthly tumor board conferences, a meeting where complex patient cases are discussed in significant detail by a multidisciplinary team of doctors. The tumor board conferences are conducted by our physician-based teams at Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and often include input from Duke Health doctors. The physicians concentrate on patients with difficult tumors or patients who have previously received treatment and, for various reasons, now need a different treatment plan. The doctor teams also review participation in a clinical trial as an option for each patient at the cancer center in Vero Beach. Doctors from each discipline are involved in this meeting and may include nearly a dozen or more cancer experts. Each patient’s diagnosis is introduced, and the group reviews the patient’s scans, biopsies, lab results, and other records with the goal of coming up with the best treatment plan. The team includes other medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncology, radiology, interventional radiology, pathology, patient care navigator, nutritionist, and behavioral health specialist.
Patient care coordination for the G.U. Team is arranged through our patient care navigators at (772) 257-4033.