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Advanced Prostate Cancer Surgery at Crystal Run Healthcare

At Crystal Run Healthcare, we're focused on maintaining the highest cancer cure rates with the lowest risk of side effects. That's why we continue to innovate and expand treatment options for our patients diagnosed with prostate cancer. Dr. Steven J. Rowe, a Board-Certified Urologist, is highly trained in robotic and minimally invasive surgery and offers patients comprehensive, compassionate care.

Robotic Surgery Close to Home

Operative Robotic Procedures Offered at Crystal Run:

  • Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer
  • Simple Prostatectomy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH (enlarged prostate)
  • Radical and Partial Nephrectomies for Kidney Cancer
  • Segmental Ureterectomy or Nephroureterectomies for Urothelial Carcinoma (cancer) of the Upper Urinary Tract
  • Pyeloplasty for UPJ (Ureteropelvic Junction) Obstruction (where the bladder meets the ureters)
  • Ureteral Reimplants for Ureteral Strictures and Distal Ureteral Cancers
  • Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula Repair
  • Retroperitoneal Node Dissection for Testicular Cancer

Is Your Prostate Healthy?

Urinating more frequently? Or, more urgently? Both could be symptoms of BPH: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

The AUA Symptom Score Index, also known as the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), is a tool doctors use to evaluate and monitor BPH. Download our AUA Symptom Score PDF and take the brief self-quiz to evaluate the severity of your symptoms.


Score          Severity

0 to 7           Mild

8 to 19         Moderate

20 to 35       Severe


Your score from the quiz indicates the severity of your symptoms. The symptom index may then be used to develop a treatment plan. To discuss your results, schedule an appointment with one of our esteemed urologists.

AUA (BPH) Symptom Score Index

Symptoms and Signs of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer usually has no symptoms or signs in its early stages. More advanced prostate cancers may cause any of the following:

  • Problems urinating, including slow or weak stream
  • More frequent need to urinate, especially at night
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)

In advanced cases where the cancer has spread, symptoms may include pain in the hips, spine, ribs, or other areas; loss of bladder or bowel control and weakness or numbness in the legs and feet can occur in cases where cancer is pressing on the spinal cord.

It’s important to know that some of the problems outlined above (such as trouble urinating) can be caused by BPH, a benign growth(s) in the prostate, not necessarily prostate cancer. If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, however, don’t wait—schedule an appointment with a urologist right away. 

Prostate Cancer Survival Rates

When diagnosed at the local or regional stage, prostate cancer has one of the highest relative 5-year survival rates—nearly 100%, according to the American Cancer Society.(1) Relative survival is a method used to compare men with prostate cancer to men in the general population; local means that the cancer has not spread beyond the prostate; regional means that the cancer has spread from the prostate to nearby areas, but has not spread to the lymph nodes.

Prostate Cancer Detection

A standard screening tool doctors use to detect both enlarged prostate and prostate cancer is the PSA blood test. When inflamed, enlarged, or affected by cancer, the prostate releases higher-than-normal levels of an enzyme called prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which the test picks up.

Your doctor may also perform a digital rectal exam (DRE), a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), a prostate biopsy, and other tests.

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer can be treated in several ways, depending on the stage. Treatment options may include:

  • Watchful waiting or active surveillance
  • Surgery (radical prostatectomy or other procedure)
  • Radiation therapy
  • Cryotherapy (to freeze and kill cancer cells)
  • Hormone therapy
  • Vaccine therapy (to boost the immune system)
  • Chemotherapy (advanced cases)

Each case is different—your doctor will work with you to determine the best treatment approach for your situation.

If your prostate cancer requires surgery, you’re in excellent hands with Dr. Rowe. Please call us today to schedule an appointment.

AUA (BPH) Symptom Score Index





95 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, New York 10941
P: 845.703.6999

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