Cyrosurgery of the prostate is a treatment option used to
destroy tumor cells in the prostate by freezing them, rather
than surgically removing them or using radiation by seed implants
or external beam.
Currently there are several treatment options for prostate
cancer. The plan developed by your physician depends on the
stage of the disease and the grade of the tumor. Other important
factors in planning the treatment are the man's age and general
health and his feelings about the treatments and their possible
Cryosurgery, a controlled freezing of the prostate is now
a recognized alternative to surgical removal of the prostate
or radiation therapy.
Cryosurgery is less invasive then traditional surgery and
has reported fewer complications.
Cryosurgery can be done as an outpatient procedure, but usually
the patient remains in the hospital for one night.
Cryosurgery can be utilized as a treatment option for failed