Abington Memorial Hospital Launches Prostate Evaluation Program

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Abington Memorial Hospital has established the Prostate Evaluation Program for the prompt clinical evaluation of men with a prostate nodule or an elevated PSA in need of further evaluation.

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The team approach is especially important with the ever-changing philosophies about the treatment of prostate cancer.

Abington Memorial Hospital has established the Prostate Evaluation Program for the prompt clinical evaluation of men with a prostate nodule or an elevated PSA in need of further evaluation. This service is also appropriate for men already diagnosed with prostate cancer seeking a multidisciplinary discussion of treatment options. The care is coordinated by a nurse practitioner with evaluations by physicians specializing in Urology and Radiation Oncology.

“This program was established to meet the growing needs of men with an abnormal prostate screening evaluation,” said Keith Sweigard, M.D., chief, Internal Medicine Division, Abington Memorial Hospital. “We believe men will greatly benefit from the opportunity to obtain opinions from a team of professionals about a course of action in one scheduled visit. The team approach is especially important with the ever-changing philosophies about the treatment of prostate cancer.”

The multidisciplinary physician team can determine what, if any, treatments should be provided. Should prostate cancer be diagnosed, the Prostate Evaluation Program and its specialists offer everything from active surveillance to the latest prostate cancer treatments, including robotic-assisted prostatectomy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy and radioactive seed implantation.
For more information, please call 215-481-MALE (6253) or visit http://www.amh.org/pep.

About Abington Memorial Hospital
Abington Memorial Hospital is a 665-bed, acute care teaching hospital with a medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and 5,700 employees. These professionals provide medical care and health services to residents of Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

A regional provider, Abington Memorial Hospital has the only Level II accredited trauma center in Montgomery County and offers highly specialized services in cardiac care, cancer care, neurosciences, orthopaedics and maternal/child health.

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215- 481-8966

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