(MENAFN- PRLog) The Procedure, which Took Place at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Uses High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer Dr. Diego Rubinowicz, Urology Center of Palm Beach Spread the Word
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Nov. 12, 2018 - PRLog -- According to board certified urologist Dr. Diego Rubinowicz and founder of the Urology Center of Palm Beach, there has been more innovation in the field of prostate cancer over the past five years than in other areas of urology. One of those such advancements is within the treatment of prostate cancer and is HIFU or high intensity focused ultrasound. While available in Europe since the 1990s, the non-surgical and very effective treatment was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. in 2015. It has been performed in a few academic centers in the U.S. over the past two years; and in Palm Beach County specifically – this past week!
Dr. Rubinowicz, in fact, performed the first HIFU procedure in Palm Beach County at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The patient was offered the treatment as a response to his diagnosis of prostate cancer and chose the minimally invasive option for its fast recover and fewer side effects.
"Our practice believes in educating, guiding and empowering patients to allow them to make the best decision for their unique condition," Dr. Rubinowicz said. "The Urology Center of Palm Beach strives to offer its patients the most innovative technology and latest procedures available. For me, this means being up to date with the latest treatment options and offering them to our patients."
HIFU works by deploying ultrasound waves to target cancerous tissue, heat up the temperature and eventually destroy the cancerous cell. This is a welcome change to patients as current prostate cancer treatment options include: active monitoring for development of cancer, radiation therapy, and surgery. According to Dr. Rubinowicz, not only is the HIFU treatment minimally invasive, it is precise and can be completed during a one-time procedure. Further, it can provide cancer control, which can delay or potentially prevent indefinitely the need for surgery or radiation.
"We are excited to have successfully conducted the first HIFU procedure in Palm Beach County," added Dr. Rubinowicz. "HIFU gives us the flexibility to treat only the area affected by the cancer while preserving unaffected areas. Because of this, patients can have a significant reduction in the rate of urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction. I look forward to more patients hearing about the great results of the HIFU treatment for prostate cancer and considering HIFU as an alternative option."
About the Urology Center of Palm Beach
The Urology Center of Palm Beach is committed to providing personalized, compassionate and state-of-the art Urological care to men and women. The practice believes in educating, guiding and empowering patients to allow them to make the best decision for their unique condition. The Urology Center of Palm Beach strives to offer its patients the most innovative technology and latest procedures available. The Urology Center of Palm Beach is located in Loxahatchee / Wellington and offers bilingual (English and Spanish) options.
Dr. Diego Rubinowicz, founder of Urology Center of Palm Beach, is a Board-Certified Urologist, who has been in private practice in Palm Beach County since 2001. He completed his residency training at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. The Urology Center of Palm Beach focuses on men's health, prostate health, kidney stones, bladder health, urinary conditions, oncology, and more.Learn more at https://urologycenterofpalmbeach.com .
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