Patient Perspective: Brian Zongol

January 24, 2017

When Florida native Brian Zongol was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he knew that two key factors would determine the treatment he chose. Mr. Zongol knew that he wanted to continue living an active lifestyle, and that his quality of life is just as important as his quantity of life.

Why Haven’t I Heard About HIFU?

January 23, 2017

Life can change drastically upon hearing you have an elevated PSA level or a diagnosis of prostate cancer. In searching for answers to determine your next step, you have certainly come across many treatment options. One treatment you may not have heard of yet is HIFU, or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. The minimally invasive procedure offers a limited side effect profile, which leads to an increased quality of life for the patient. So, what is HIFU and why haven’t I heard of this procedure before now?

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.

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.

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.