What is Survivorship?

The Global Robotics Institute offers the Blueprint for Men's Health prostate cancer survivorship program as a guide for patients to achieve a healthy lifestyle and an enhanced quality of life. It is a dynamic personalized health care plan, specifically focused on survivorship, evolving from a comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment of the patient's disease, treatment provided and needs as they develop over time.

The plan provides vital information to assist the patient in dealing with the various challenges that must be met following surgery. It encourages the patient to self-manage and cope with the results of surgical or medical intervention and the required ongoing follow-up. The Blueprint for Men's Health survivorship program creates a continuum of care model for patients facing issues with functional, oncological and quality of life issues.

This program helps men manage the physical, emotional and psychological effects of both the disease and treatment. During your first visit with us, we will go over a personalized care plan with your specific needs in mind. This care plan is put together with data collected by our research department and includes your individual pre and post op information. In addition, our nurse practitioner and survivorship care team will review guidelines on the management of your health after surgery, and the specific follow up care recommended. Pending the results of your evaluation, you may be referred to services outside of our practice, such as sexual function therapy, nutrition, physical activity, complementary medicine and other community resources. Your initial appointment will be approximately 45 minutes. The number of appointments that you have is your own personal preference. Upon receipt of your care plan and discussion with the care team, you will be able to decide whether you want one appointment, annual appointments or one every few years.

Your Concerns

Our program can provide you guidance regarding your cancer related concerns. These may include:

  • Cancer Screenings
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • An Assessment of Patient’s Metabolism
  • Cognitive Function
  • Exercise
  • Fatigue
  • Immunizations and Infections
  • Pain
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Smoking Cessation

For an appointment please call Alicia Morales:

A Multidisciplinary Team Focused On You

Our Blueprint team, led by Dr. Vipul Patel, includes highly qualified and experienced clinicians and support staff ready to provide world class care to our patients and families.

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    Vipul Patel

    MD, FACS, Medical Director, Global Robotics Institute
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    Marc Barcenas

    ACNP-BC, Clinic Director, Blueprint for Men’s Health
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    Jackie Schueler

    Community Relations Coordinator and Program Support

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    Alicia Morales

    MA, Survivorship Support Coordinator, Global Robotics Institute,

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Cost and Coverage

Most insurance plans consider survivorship care as a necessary step for individuals who have received cancer treatment. Before your first appointment, we recommend that you check with your insurance company to review your personal coverage and out of pocket expenses. There will be fees associated with this program based on your individual insurance coverage.

Patient Surveys

Please complete both surveys prior to your initial consultation appointment and bring a printed copy for review.
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    AUA Symptoms Score

    The American Urological Association (AUA) Prostate Symptom Score questionnaire is designed to help determine the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms.

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    Sexual Health Inventory for Men

    The Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) questionnaire is designed to help identify whether you may be experiencing erectile dysfunction.

Support Groups and Classes

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  • Maximizing Your Post Operative Recovery and Survivorship

    Mondays 2 pm to 3 pm
    *No Holidays

  • Prostate Smart Cancer Education and Support Group

    Kathy Gomatos, MSW, RCSWI

    Fourth Wednesday of the month: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

  • Men’s Health – Quarterly Hot Topics

    *Please check back for dates

    For an appointment please call Jackie Schueler


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Author name Brett Troia, Former Patient

Author title IRON Man Participant



A healthy diet and exercise regime helped me to bounce back more quickly after surgery. Following important guidelines post surgery made a difference in my quality of life.

Author name Brett Troia, Former Patient

Author title IRON Man Participant

Contact Us

To find out more information about the Blueprint program please reach out to Alicia Morales at the number below. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.