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The NCH Advantage

Northwest Community Hospital offers a comprehensive prostate program for patients with benign prostate disease, enlarged prostate conditions and prostate cancer. Our multidisciplinary team of experts works with your urologist to understand and meet your needs and preferences at every point of care—from diagnosis and prostate cancer treatment to follow up care.

Tiny incisions, faster recovery

As a minimally invasive treatment, da Vinci Surgery for prostate cancer offers numerous potential benefits compared to traditional open surgery. Using da Vinci, surgeons operate through tiny 5-12 mm incisions — which is roughly the diameter of a pencil.

Download a brochure on the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System

View our list of da Vinci trained surgeons at NCH

We provide both physical and emotional support for you and your family through every step of prostate cancer treatment

  • Multidisciplinary team of specialists.
  • Compassionate support provided by a prostate health specialist who coordinates your care, guides you through your prostate cancer treatment and answers your questions.
  • Counseling and educational resources.

We were among the first hospitals in the area to introduce a variety of minimally invasive treatment techniques for both benign prostate disease and prostate cancer:

We offer a prostate cancer second opinion program

After the initial shock has worn off, the first thought crossing the mind of many diagnosed with prostate cancer is "What now?" Northwest Community Hospital offers a prostate cancer second opinion program that gives men diagnosed with prostate cancer an opportunity to explore the many prostate cancer treatment options available.

Juli Aistars, NCH prostate health specialist, works to ensure that appointments are arranged within a week of the patient's initial contact. She acts as a conduit between you and NCH's team of surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists to ensure the experience is seamless.

Through the second opinion program, our experienced prostate cancer team helps men weigh the pros and cons of the latest prostate cancer treatment options. The main goal of NCH's second opinion program is to ensure that prostate cancer patients get what they need, when they need it. To request a second opinion, call our prostate nurse navigator at 847.618.6572.

The prostate cancer second opinion experience:

  • Confirm prostate cancer diagnosis and learn about prostate cancer treatment options.
  • Prostate Nurse Navigator helps you gather necessary records.
  • Appointments scheduled with urologist and radiation oncologist to discuss your prostate cancer treatment.
  • Review of medical records, history and physical by the physician.
  • Review of risks and benefits of each prostate cancer treatment option.
  • Possible further testing, if necessary.
  • Most insurance does cover second opinions; check with your insurance provider.

We perform a full range of advanced treatments for enlarged prostates, including:

  • Medication
  • Stents
  • Laser treatments
  • Traditional and less invasive surgeries

If you are having surgery, visit the Patient section for all the pre-op information you need.

Make sure you're getting the best possible prostate care. Find a physician now or call 847.618.4YOU (4968) for a free physician referral.

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Last Updated 08/07/09