HIFU Prostate Cancer Treatment Continues to Revolutionize Standard of Care

HIFU Prostate Cancer Treatment Continues to Revolutionize Standard of Care
A Florida doctor is establishing himself in the treatment of prostate cancer by successfully applying the cutting-edge high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment, which has shown promising results to ablate prostate tissue. Dr. Tracy Gapin is the founder and director of Sarasota Prostate Care of Florida, a center recognized for offering minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment options. The HIFU method is gaining momentum after being cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2015. Gapin believes this new procedure, which uses high intensity focused ultrasound, is a game-changer for patients in the early and middle stages of prostate cancer, as it has managed to eradicate cancer tissue in 94 percent of early stage prostate cancer patients, according to a recent study. “If we are going to continue to lead in this fight against prostate cancer we must utilize every technological advancement along with compassionate care,” Gapin said in a press release. A former resident at the University of Florida and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Gapin is considered to be one of the top medical professionals in his field. Among other firsts, Gapin is a pioneer in the field of urology to conduct a robot-guided surgery using the Da Vinci prostatectomy. So far he has performed more than 300 successful surgeries using this technology. The potent
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Inês holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in blood vessel biology, blood stem cells, and cancer. Before that, she studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and worked as a research fellow at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. Inês currently works as a Managing Science Editor, striving to deliver the latest scientific advances to patient communities in a clear and accurate manner.

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  1. How it works?
    Ulthera or Ultherapy is one of the most popular and highly developed systems available. Non-invasive ultrasound energy generates low levels of heat in the targeted skin. This stimulates the cells for collagen production and tissue rejuvenation.

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