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Genitourinary Cancer Surgery

MD Anderson in Memorial City provides personalized care for cancers of the urinary tract and male genital tract. Our goal is to control the cancer and preserve the best quality of life after treatment for:

Early and precise diagnosis and staging of genitourinary cancers is crucial to successful treatment. MD Anderson offers the most-advanced technologies and techniques to pinpoint the location and extent of the cancer. Our diagnostic methods include:

  • PET (positron emission tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance) scans
  • High-resolution CT (computed tomography) scans
  • CT urogram
  • Transrectal ultrasound

Our expert surgeons collaborate closely to customize your treatment. Some of the leading-edge therapies offered at MD Anderson include:

  • Proton therapy
  • Minimally invasive surgeries including laser, cryosurgical, laparoscopic and robotic procedures
  • Conformal radiotherapy, IMRT and brachytherapy
  • Nerve-sparing techniques
  • Targeted therapies, gene therapy
  • Surgical reconstruction

If you have a suspicion of cancer or have been diagnosed with a genitourinary cancer, we’re here to help. Call 713-745-9940 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Why Choose MD Anderson?

  • Most-advanced genitourinary cancer treatments
  • Advanced surgical techniques
  • Highly specialized team of experts
  • Dedication to maintaining optimum function and quality of life
  • Range of clinical trials of new treatments for genitourinary cancer

Surgeons in the Department of Urology, in collaboration with colleagues from other specialties, manage one of the largest genitourinary cancer patient populations in the country. All types of genitourinary cancer, as well as nonmalignant tumors of the urinary tract and male reproductive system, are evaluated and treated.

Multimodal therapy is emphasized, including complex surgical procedures, with careful attention given to quality-of-life issues. Every treatment plan includes consideration of how normal body functions can be maintained or restored after surgery. Surgical reconstruction is provided when appropriate. Selected surgeons in the department perform minimally invasive surgery, including cryosurgical, laparoscopic and robotic procedures.

An ever-increasing number of patients benefit from the institution’s pioneering research and innovative clinical care; many anticancer drugs and radiotherapy methods widely used now were developed or perfected by our clinicians. Several biological agents and inhibitors of critical molecular pathways are currently being tested in the treatment of genitourinary cancers. Proton beam therapy, new surgical lasers, and non-surgical technologies are extending treatment options for some patients while reducing adverse side effects for many others.

Our goal, always, is to provide state-of-the-art care today while working to develop what will be state-of-the-art tomorrow.

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How to Find Us

MD Anderson in Memorial City is located at 925 N Gessner Rd., Houston, TX 77024, on the campus of Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Free parking is available.


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