The urologists at Hackensack University Medical Center work with the oncology specialists at the John Theurer Cancer Center to diagnose the exact stage and type of your testicular cancer and develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Our urologists, radiologists and oncologists use the latest techniques and state-of-the-art robotic technology to provide the region’s most advanced care for testicular cancer. We treat your cancer with the goal of preserving fertility and sexual function while maximizing oncologic outcomes.
Testicular Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Testicular cancer is a highly treatable form of cancer that can develop in men of any age. A precise diagnosis is key to delivering the most effective testicular cancer care. The experts at HackensackUMC will identify the exact type and stage of your cancer using physical exam, imaging studies such as ultrasound, MRI, PET or CT scans, and blood tests for tumor markers.
After our specialists determine the type and stage of the cancer and whether it has spread to other areas of your body, we will develop a customized plan to deliver the most effective treatment for you. Your treatment plan may include surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. If surgery is required, you can rest assured that our specialists will use the latest minimally invasive techniques to provide high-quality treatment.
Radical Inguinal Orchiectomy
During a radical inguinal orchiectomy, specialists remove the testicle and spermatic cord. Surgeons use a radical inguinal orchiectomy to remove both early and more advanced testicular tumors. This procedure, which lasts about an hour, is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection (RPLND)
An RPLND is an advanced procedure to remove the lymph nodes at the back of the abdomen. The specialists at HackensackUMC are among a small group of surgeons in the country who perform this procedure using the latest robotic technology. This complex surgical procedure once required a large midline incision and a several day post-operative hospital stay. After robotic surgery, however, the entire procedure is performed through 5 small incisions (all less than a half inch) and the operative pain, hospital-stay and convalescence are greatly reduced. This complex surgical procedure once required a large midline incision and a several day post-operative hospital stay. After robotic surgery, however, the entire procedure is performed through 5 small incisions (all less than a half inch) and the operative pain, hospital-stay and convalescence are greatly reduced.