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Top hospitals by prostate cancer diagnoses

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in the U.S., and the first most common among U.S. men (when excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers). Prostate cancer is typically diagnosed by a urologist.

Approximately 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Luckily, a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient treatment options exist for these patients. Those men who are diagnosed while the cancer remains localized have a five-year relative survival rate of greater than 99%.

Using claims data from multiple medical claims clearinghouses, we’ve compiled a list of U.S. hospitals that diagnosed the greatest number of prostate cancer cases in 2021.

25 hospitals ranked by prostate cancer diagnosis volumes

RankDefinitive IDHospitalCityState# total diagnosesExplore dataset
13120Cleveland Clinic Main CampusClevelandOH119,877Explore
2818Moffitt Cancer CenterTampaFL58,391Explore
32096University HospitalAnn ArborMI51,351Explore
42846Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkNY48,428Explore
53923William P Clements Jr University HospitalDallasTX45,629Explore
62837Mount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkNY44,532Explore
7370City of Hope Helford Clinical Research HospitalDuarteCA33,347Explore
8851Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer CenterMiamiFL22,168Explore
91365IU Health Methodist HospitalIndianapolisIN19,528Explore
105692Seattle Cancer Care AllianceSeattleWA16,330Explore
113235Akron GeneralAkronOH15,446Explore
12776Cleveland Clinic FloridaWestonFL15,222Explore
13846Baptist HospitalMiamiFL14,540Explore
14588Stanford HospitalStanfordCA13,696Explore
153667Spartanburg Medical CenterSpartanburgSC13,293Explore
16550103Wilmington HospitalWilmingtonDE12,915Explore
177272Orlando Health South Seminole HospitalLongwoodFL12,361Explore
18718Hartford HospitalHartfordCT12,265Explore
191290Parkview Regional Medical CenterFort WayneIN12,169Explore
203571Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPA10,789Explore
212825NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island (FKA NYU Winthrop Hospital)MineolaNY10,723Explore
223144OhioHealth Riverside Methodist HospitalColumbusOH10,498Explore
231956Lahey Hospital & Medical Center - BurlingtonBurlingtonMA10,442Explore
241848Maine Medical CenterPortlandME10,320Explore
25551803UCSF Medical Center at Mount ZionSan FranciscoCA10,185Explore

Fig. 1 Data is from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product for calendar year 2021. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and is updated monthly. Data is accurate as of August 2022.

Which hospital performed the most prostate cancer diagnoses?

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio, had 119,877 total prostate cancer diagnoses in 2021, putting it at the top of our list. In second is Moffitt Cancer Center. The Tampa, Florida-based hospital had 58,391 prostate cancer diagnoses—less than half of Cleveland Clinic’s 2021 total. In third place is the University of Michigan’s University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with 51,351 diagnoses.

What is urology?

Urology is the branch of medicine focusing on diseases and complications of the urinary tract system and reproductive organs, including the prostate, kidneys, and bladder.

Urologists perform a variety of procedures, the most common of which include vasectomies, cystoscopies, ureteroscopies, and prostate treatment procedures. Procedures intended to diagnose and treat prostate conditions include biopsies, UroLift, and transurethral needle ablation.

According to our provider database, urology is the sixth most common medical specialty by volume and the 15th specialty by average charges per provider.

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