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Cryoablation

Cryoablation of Prostate for Treatment of Prostate Cancer

We have been performing Cryoablation of the prostate since 1994.  In July of 1999, Medicare approved Cryoablation for primary treatment of prostate cancer.  Recently Medicare approved Cryoablation of the prostate as salvage therapy for radiation failures.  

Roper Hospital in Charleston has been a leader in this therapy and has been designated as one of over 50 centers in the USA qualified for the procedure. We use the Endocare Argon system which provides not only the Cryo probes but also Thermal probes placed in precise anatomical areas allowing accurate formation of the ice ball while preserving vital organs and functions.  

image2The latest data on Cryoablation of the Prostate indicates that in early cancer of the prostate the patient has approximately an 84-88% chance of cure.  The data is available for 10 years now.  In Charleston at Roper Hospital, over 249 cases have been done and we are gathering the data on all cases with at least a 5 year follow-up.  The early analysis of the data is very promising revealing 84% of all the cases done have a PSA less than 2.

Dr. Derrick is a former consultant for Endocare and traveled to many other hospitals to assist other urologist with their first few cryoablations of the prostate.  Since 2005,  Dr. Derrick has changed his practice to primarily office practice.  He is still available for new patients, consultations, and second opinions. 

For additional information about Cryoablation of the Prostate, go to www.cryocarepca.org.

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