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Top hospitals by prostate cancer diagnoses

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in the U.S., behind non-melanoma skin cancers, and is also 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 the Definitive Healthcare Atlas All-Payor Claims product, we’ve compiled a list of the top 25 U.S. hospitals with the most diagnoses of prostate cancer last year. This data represents diagnoses for the full year of 2022. 

25 hospitals ranked by prostate cancer diagnosis volumes in 2022

RankDefinitive IDHospitalCityState% of prostate cancer diagnoses in U.S.Explore dataset
13120Cleveland Clinic Main CampusClevelandOH3.9%Explore
22096University HospitalAnn ArborMI2.1%Explore
3818Moffitt Cancer Center Magnolia Campus TampaFL2.0%Explore
4588Stanford Hospital - 300 Pasteur DrStanfordCA1.7%Explore
53923William P Clements Jr University HospitalDallasTX1.7%Explore
62846Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkNY1.5%Explore
72837The Mount Sinai HospitalNew YorkNY1.3%Explore
8370Helford Clinical Research Hospital DuarteCA1.2%Explore
91365IU Health Methodist HospitalIndianapolisIN0.8%Explore
102191Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys CampusRochesterMN0.7%Explore
115692Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center SeattleWA0.7%Explore
12846Baptist HospitalMiamiFL0.7%Explore
13776Cleveland Clinic Florida WestonFL0.6%Explore
143667Spartanburg Medical CenterSpartanburgSC0.6%Explore
15178Mayo Clinic Hospital - ArizonaPhoenixAZ0.6%Explore
163235Akron GeneralAkronOH0.6%Explore
17718Hartford HospitalHartfordCT0.5%Explore
181290Parkview Regional Medical CenterFort WayneIN0.5%Explore
19550103Wilmington Hospital WilmingtonDE0.4%Explore
20395Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterLos AngelesCA0.4%Explore
217272Orlando Health South Seminole HospitalLongwoodFL0.4%Explore
22236St Bernards Medical CenterJonesboroAR0.4%Explore
233454Reading HospitalWest ReadingPA0.4%Explore
242825NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island MineolaNY0.4%Explore
252111Henry Ford HospitalDetroitMI0.4%Explore

Fig. 1 Data from the Definitive Healthcare’s Atlas All-Payor Claims product for the calendar year 2022. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and updated monthly. Accessed June 2023.  

Which hospitals have the most prostate cancer diagnoses?   

The top prostate cancer hospital by diagnoses last year was Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, located in Cleveland, Ohio. This facility accounted for 3.9% of all prostate cancer diagnoses and is also a part of the Cleveland Clinic health system, one of the largest in the world. In addition, Cleveland Clinic was named the second-best hospital in the world in Newsweek’s 2022 “World’s Best Hospitals” survey.  

In second place is University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This hospital is a member of the University of Michigan Health System and accounted for 2.1% of prostate cancer diagnoses last year. This facility is recognized as the best cancer hospital in Michigan as well as one of the best overall hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report.  

Rounding out the top three is Moffitt Cancer Center Magnolia Campus, located in Tampa, Florida. This facility accounted for 2% of prostate cancer diagnoses and is the only facility in Florida to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. In addition, it was ranked number 10 in the nation in Newsweek’s 2023 list of “America’s Best Cancer Hospitals.” 

How is prostate cancer diagnosed?   

The most common way that prostate cancer is diagnosed is through a biopsy. In this case, a biopsy is when a small piece of tissue is removed from the prostate and then examined by a urologist to determine if cancer cells are present.  

If the biopsy confirms the patient has prostate cancer, the tissue is then assigned a “Gleason score.”  The Gleason score is calculated by adding together the two grades of cancer cells from the biopsied tissue. Typical Gleason scores range between 6-10. The lower the score, the less likely it is that the cancer will spread.  

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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