Leading Kansas City Urology Practice Announces Optimum Treatment for Kidney Cancer
Overland Park, KS ( pressreleases.kcstar ) November 27, 2012 - Kansas City Urology Care, the leading urology center has announced dedicated treatment centers for Renal Cell Cancer patients. KCUC provides state of the art care by some of the best urologists in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.
Renal Cell Cancer is a type of cancer of the kidney where a mass grows from the kidney itself. Around 65,000 Americans are affected by RCC every year. However, the majority of patients can be cured of the disease with the correct treatments.
"We are always on a mission to provide our patients with quality and compassionate care. Kidney cancer is one of our special interests and our dedicated urologists perform a comprehensive workup and state of the art treatment for every patient," remarked Brandan Kramer, MD from Kansas City Urology Care.
He further added that they run advanced imaging such as CT scan, ultrasound, or MRI to characterize the kidney lesions before discussing treatment options.
On questions regarding the factors leading to RCC, Greg Horwitz, MD from KCUC detailed that "risk factors include: smoking, obesity, workplace exposures, chronic kidney disease, and some genetic disorders."
According to Dr. Kramer, "KCUC offers a comprehensive treatment strategy for our patients depending on the cancer stage (where the tumor is located), patient age, and other health issues. Almost all Kidney Cancers today can be treated with minimally invasive surgery. Our urologists specialize in DaVinci Robotic Surgery allowing us in most cases to only remove the tumor and keep the remaining healthy portion of the kidney. We do this through very small poke hole incisions to avoid a large scar. This allows our patients quicker recovery while also maximizing kidney function. Robotic Surgery has revolutionized the way we can deliver care." Although not commonly needed, KCUC urologists collaborate with other related specialized doctors to provide our patients with the best care possible. RCC patients usually undergo surgery (Partial or Total Nephrectomy) through a minimal robotic approach.
For further information on the RCC treatment from KCUC you have to log on to http://www.kcurology.com/conditions/renal-cell-cancer.html.
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