Feb 23, 2021


Welcome to the page dedicated to SpaceOAR provided by Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the groundbreaking technology of SpaceOAR and its significant impact on radiation therapy outcomes and patient experience.

What is SpaceOAR?

SpaceOAR is an innovative, FDA-approved hydrogel that revolutionizes radiation therapy for prostate cancer. It serves as a protective barrier between the prostate and surrounding critical structures, such as the rectum. By creating space, SpaceOAR minimizes the potential side effects and complications associated with radiation treatment.

How Does SpaceOAR Work?

During a minimally invasive procedure, SpaceOAR hydrogel is injected between the prostate and rectum. The hydrogel then solidifies into a soft, temporary spacer, creating an invaluable barrier that safeguards the rectum from harmful radiation beams. This extra layer of protection significantly reduces the likelihood of rectal damage and enhances treatment precision.

The Benefits of SpaceOAR

  • Enhanced Patient Experience: SpaceOAR's implementation ensures radiation therapy is more comfortable, allowing patients to maintain a higher quality of life throughout their treatment.
  • Reduced Side Effects: By minimizing radiation exposure to the rectum, SpaceOAR dramatically decreases the risk of bowel-related issues, such as rectal bleeding, urgency, and discomfort.
  • Improved Treatment Outcomes: The added space created by SpaceOAR enables radiation oncologists to focus more precisely on targeting cancer cells. This precision results in enhanced treatment efficacy and increased chances of successful outcomes.
  • Quick Recovery: Thanks to its biodegradable properties, SpaceOAR naturally dissolves over time without causing any harm or interference to the body.

Why Choose Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine?

Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine is a trusted leader in the field of occupational medicine and healthcare. Our team of experienced physicians, nurses, and medical professionals is dedicated to providing cutting-edge solutions like SpaceOAR to improve patient outcomes and overall well-being.

SpaceOAR Procedure at Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine

When you choose Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine for your SpaceOAR procedure, you can trust that you are in the hands of skilled experts. Our state-of-the-art facilities, combined with our commitment to patient care, ensure a seamless experience from consultation to post-treatment follow-up.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding SpaceOAR or would like to schedule a consultation, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly team. We are here to guide you through the process and provide the support you need.


SpaceOAR is a groundbreaking solution offered by Muir Diablo Occupational Medicine to enhance radiation therapy outcomes for prostate cancer patients. With its ability to protect critical structures surrounding the prostate, SpaceOAR minimizes side effects, improves treatment precision, and ultimately leads to better patient experiences and successful treatment outcomes. Contact us today to learn more about this innovative procedure and how it can benefit you.

Joseph Castrorao
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Nov 11, 2023