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In His Own Words: Dr. Frank Simoncini, D.O., Cancer Survivor

April 17, 2019

What is HIFU? High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. For many years, thousands of men suffering from prostate cancer have benefited from prostate cancer treatment with robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, and HIFU. HIFU has been cleared for use in the USA for the ablative treatment of prostate cancer since 2015.

My personal belief, as a physician, surgeon and cancer survivor is that prostate cancer treatment in the United States is very good. Most likely the best the world has to offer is in the United States. I do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach to prostate cancer.

Vituro Voice with CEO Clete Walker: 2018 Wrap Up, 2019 Unwrap

March 4, 2019

As high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) enters its third full year, 2018 was a big transitional year, not only for us but for the industry. We’re seeing more demand and more doctors interested in offering the procedure as part of their comprehensive programs. HIFU is the least invasive procedure with the lowest chance of side effects and gives patients an opportunity to cure their cancer without sacrificing their quality of life.

Patient Perspective: Brian Zongol

January 20, 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 6, 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.

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