Patient Perspective: Steve Flatland

September 1, 2016

When you own your own business, you tend to run pretty hard. Add in building yourself a new home, and you really never stop. Enter: Steve Flatland. This 54-year-old California native is a professional land surveyor, which has him very physically active throughout the day.

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Tech Terms: MRI-Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy

August 22, 2016

When entering the world of prostate care, there are going to be many terms used by physicians with which patients may be unfamiliar. In a previous post, we broke down the tech term “multiparametric-MRI (mp-MRI)”. Now we want to help explain another term, MRI-Ultrasound (MRI-US) Fusion-Guided Prostate Biopsy or Fusion Biopsy

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Seven months of HIFU in Sarasota: the results

July 29, 2016

From December 2015 through the end of June 2016, Vituro Health Medical Director Stephen Scionti, M.D., has treated 80 patients with HIFU in Sarasota, Fla. Looking back at treatment outcomes over the past seven months of procedures, he is excited by the data.

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Patient Perspective: Ron Robledo

June 28, 2016

For 57-year-old Melbourne, Fla., resident Ron Robledo, it was never a matter of if he would ever get prostate cancer, it was when he would get prostate cancer. Coming from a family tree full of the disease – Robledo’s father, uncle and oldest brother had prostate cancer – he knew his chances were high to also have it at some point in his life, becoming one of the one in seven men who have the disease in their lifetime.

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HIFU Side Effects

June 15, 2016

One of the major benefits of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is the procedure offers a much reduced side effect profile as compared to more traditional prostate cancer treatments, such as radical prostatectomy and radiation, when performed by an experienced physician. There can, of course, still be side effects.

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