Results After HIFU Treatment For Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Numerous studies have been published about the success rates after a “salvage” HIFU procedure when radiation therapy fails. Unfortunately, most studies have very limited numbers of patients and short term follow up. Several more years of studies are required before we will have better predictive data.
One of the better, more recent studies showed comparable disease-free survival rates when comparing radical surgery to HIFU for radiation failure patients.
HIFU treated patients, however, had a significantly lower incidence of side effects and complications as compared to patients who underwent a radical prostatectomy.
Dr. Robert Pugach, a Los Angeles and Orange County, CA urologist and prostate cancer specialist, is recognized as an international and national expert in treating prostate cancer patients with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). He has been successfully treating patients with HIFU since 2006 and is the most experienced HIFU physician in the Western United States.
For patients who live in Southern California, Dr. Robert Pugach has two private practice urology offices located in Los Alamitos and Huntington Beach, CA. For patients who live out-of-the-area and for international patients who want to discuss prostate cancer treatment options with Dr. Pugach, we offer telephone or online/virtual consultations.