PRACTICE UPDATES & EVENTS
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Education is Center Stage at Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center!
1st Quarter 2013
COMMUNITY EDUCATION SEMINARS & EXPOS
Missed the community education seminars?
Call 888.735.4336 and ask for Kim for more information
Women's Bladder Control
(LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SEMINAR)
Treatment Innovations for BPH & Prostate Cancer
Male Health & Hormone Expo
(For more information )
ADVANCED TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
Dr. Pugach is continuing his education and advanced skills training
in microsurgery techniques. He attended Cornell University
the week of 5/20/13 for the University’s Advanced Microsurgery
Fellowship program. A select group of doctors throughout the world
attend this program to train with Dr. Mark Goldstein and Dr. Phillip
Li, leaders in these techniques for reproductive microsurgery.
Southeastern Section Meeting of the American Urological Association
Robert G. Pugach presented with Dr. James Ulchaker from the
Cleveland Clinic at the Southeastern Section of the American
Urological Association (SESAUA) Annual Meeting on March 14, 2013 in
Virginia on “In-Office BPH Therapy.” (Urologix®,Inc.)
Go to Professional Education -
SESAUA March 2013
Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association
Dr. Robert Pugach presents at
the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association
View an educational video on “Fact,
Not Fiction: The Truth about In-Office BPH Procedures”
at the AUA Annual Meeting, May 2012
Dr. Robert Pugach participated in this one hour peer panel
discussion presented at the 2012 AUA Annual Meeting on the most
commonly asked question regarding in-office BPH therapies. The
discussion was moderated by internationally renowned urologist, BPH
thought leader, researcher and author, Claus Roehrborn, MD,
Professor and Chair, Department of Urology at UT Southwestern
Medical Center. Joining Dr. Roehrborn was a panel of three
experienced urologists who provided their own candid insights into
the history of in-office procedures, the benefits and challenges of
the most common BPH treatment options, best practices in patient
selection, patient comfort, and the management of patient
expectations as well as the safety, efficacy and durability data for
both Cooled ThermoTherapy™ and Prostiva® RF Therapy.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) was a prominent focus of the
2012 annual meeting of the
American Urological Association (AUA). Attendees from across
the United States and throughout the world came to learn about a
wide variety of issues that include the latest in genetic research
about urological cancers to ultrasound workshops to new treatments
for a variety of urological conditions.
For the BPH educational program Dr. Pugach was honored to be chosen
as one of three panelists in a far ranging discussion and
presentation about the minimally invasive options available to
urologists to treat BPH. Chaired by Dr. Claus Roehrborn, chairman
and professor of the Urology Department of the University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center, the session allowed each panelist to
share his experience and treatment insights with the more than 300
attendees. The panel discussion was followed by a lively Question &
“We had the opportunity to educate urologists about the
advantages of in office BPH treatments - CoolWave microwave and
Prostiva radiofrequency - and show them how they can enhance patient
comfort, eliminate the need for surgery and produce long lasting
results,” says Dr. Pugach. “We also taught them that in office
treatments deliver better results than daily, expensive medications
without the side effects of medications. They also learned that in
office treatments are less expensive than surgery and medications
for patients and our healthcare system.”
DOCTOR...CAREER DAY AT LOS ALAMITOS MEDICAL CENTER
For the 2nd year Dr. Pugach
participated in Los Alamitos High School "Meet the Doctor"
Breakfast! Held on May 30, 2012 at Los Alamitos Medical
students from the local high school attended this annual event to
help them decide if a career in healthcare is right for them.
love the opportunity to help them explore their future job choices
and understand how they want to serve our community in the future.
Los Alamitos Medical Center and our dedicated physicians come
together every year to help high school students understand the many
options they have to become the physicians, nurses and other
healthcare providers. We need them to become the healthcare team of
the future and it is an honor to help them realize their
aspirations,” says Dr. Pugach
Students were able to ask
questions about how doctors got their start in medicine and why
they became doctors.
Dr. Pugach's 2011 answers to the students questions.
continues his commitment to provide continuing education and
training to physicians, physician assistants and other allied
health professionals. Read,
Travis Seung Oh, story on how he decided on becoming a Physician
In April 2012, Dr. Pugach and 15 other urologists from
around the world left their practices and convened in Charlotte,
North Carolina to teach each other about the most effective
techniques for training other physicians to perform High
Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to treat prostate cancer.
HIFU is the non-invasive technique to treat prostate cancer that
can eliminate the serious side effects of surgery and radiation
such as permanent urine leakage and erectile dysfunction (ED).
This meeting was an important forum for the world’s leading
experts to exchange ideas as Dr. Pugach and other physicians
certified to teach HIFU to other doctors get ready for US
approval of this remarkable technology.
Pacific Coast Urology will be
introducing new services to enhance your urological health. Ask
PTNS which was recently approved by Medicare for
coverage of patients with overactive bladder symptoms such as;
frequent urination, nighttime urination, urgency – when you have
to go to the bathroom immediately because of strong urges, and
urge incontinence – when you don’t make it to the bathroom in
time. Learn more about
Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation!
Staff enjoys some R & R at Glen Ivy Spa, Riverside County (July
Espi, Aurora and Gladys
More Information on Training
Facing our Moments Together -
Girls" Time Out
Events Held by Dr. Robert Pugach
Missed the event? Call Kim at 888.735.4336, for more information
Read Gail Long's story,
Read Kathleen's story
Listen to Dr. Pugach
interview at OAB event
Kim Pugach greets
Conversation Corner with OAB Patients
Operations and Physician & Patient Outreach
New Alternative To Permanent (Foley) Catheter For Men
The Spanner Prostatic Stent
Dr. Robert Pugach, Medical Director
of Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center, announces the
availability of The Spanner™ Prostatic Stent as an
alternative to permanent, indwelling foley catheters for men. “Now,
for the first time, there is an alternative for men who cannot
urinate due to an enlarged prostate” according to Dr. Pugach. The
Spanner ™ stent can be inserted in the office in just a few minutes
and eliminates the pain, messy bags and infections associated with
traditional foley catheters.
“This is one of the most exciting
advances for men in many years,” says Dr. Pugach. Now men can
urinate comfortably after treatment for either prostate cancer or
benign prostate growth. “As the leading practice in minimally
invasive urology in the western United States, Pacific Coast
Urology Medical Center is thrilled to be a pioneer and
offer The Spanner™ to our patients.”
The Spanner™ Stent:
Is easy to insert and
remove in our office
Permits a bladder to
empty normally without external tubes or bags
May dramatically reduce
the possibility of bladder infections
Ask for more information from
Dr. Robert Pugach and the staff of Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center
by calling 562-594-0860.
California Adventure TV -
Televised appearance KCAL -June 24, 2010 at 6:00 AM
Dr. Robert Pugach
discusses the No Needle No Scalpel vasectomy.
Click link to view the segment. (Los Angeles, CA)
Visit our New No Needle
No Scalpel Vasectomy Website
April 2010, Dr. Robert Pugach was invited to the headquarters of
Medtronic, to tour facility and meet with engineers.
Pugach is now recognized as one of the most experienced physicians
in the western United States in the
treatment of overactive
Read story below.
Dr. Robert Pugach answers a viewer's prostate cancer
treatment question on "The Doctors." To view the program:
more about HIFU.
featured on KTLA, Channel 5 (Los Angeles, CA) . News segment on the
No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy. Interview with Health Reporter,
read story and for photos, click here
Visit our New No Needle
No Scalpel Vasectomy Website
Pugach visits Medtronic to discuss InterStim©
Therapy for Overactive Bladder
Release and Patient Testimonial
In April 2010, Dr. Pugach was invited to the headquarters of
Medtronic, the leader in overactive bladder treatment technology.
Medtronic is the creator of the remarkable InterStim© device that
is 8 times more effective than treatments utilizing medications
or other therapies.
The visit to Medtronic was truly eye opening and amazing. Dr.
Pugach toured one of the production facilities where they make the
components for the InterStim batteries. “I was amazed at the
complexity and intricacy of the production and assembly process.
The sterile clean rooms and technicians using high powered
microscopes to precisely create these remarkable devices were
remarkable. To see the actual assembly re-affirmed my belief that Medtronic is the leader in this wonderful technology,” said
Dr. Pugach devoted a lot of time working with Medtronic engineers on
future ideas for new technologies to improve the treatment for
overactive bladders. “The Medtronic engineers are extremely
creative,” said Dr. Pugach, “and the opportunity to discuss and
improve their concepts can take their good ideas and allow
all of us to create new devices that will improve the lives of
patients who suffer from overactive bladders.” This is the same
process that has allowed Dr. Pugach to work with engineers from
other minimally invasive technology companies - including microwave
thermotherapy for BPH
HIFU and cryoablation
for prostate cancer – so that our patients receive the best in
minimally invasive urological care.
learning more or a trial to determine if you are a candidate for
InterStim Therapy? Call us at 888-735-4336.
OVERACTIVE BLADDER always on your mind?
Women's Bladder Control Center
Over 34 million Americans deal with
Overactive Bladder alone - that's about 1 in every 6 adults.
You don't have to keep the secret any longer. Common symptoms
include a frequent need to urinate, urinary urgency (a sudden need
to urinate), repeated bathroom trips that wake you up at night and
interrupt your sleep and, in its most severe form, urgency that
results in involuntary leakage of urine before you reach the
bathroom. Dr. Pugach
encourages you to schedule an appointment today to discuss whether
Interstim Therapy or
the other non-surgical procedures may
be right for you. To
learn more, click here.
Remember, no matter
what the answer is to your bladder control problem – from reducing
frequency to eliminating leakage, we have the answer at The
Pacific Coast Urology Women's Bladder Control Center. Talk to our
experienced nurses for more information. We’re here to help you!
Call for your confidential appointment:
New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines!
New guidelines for prostate
cancer screening suggest that we should start looking for evidence
of prostate cancer at an earlier age. Presentations at this year’s
American Urological Association meeting indicated that patients
should start being tested as early as age 40. This is
especially important for men whose fathers (or relatives of their
fathers) have a history of prostate cancer – their risk of
developing it is at least twice that of the general population. In
addition, normal values for PSA (the blood test that can detect
prostate cancer) are being lowered. We believe that it should be
2.5 for men 65 years or younger and 4.0 for men over that age.
are screening criteria changing? There’s no question that we are
still missing many cases of curable prostate cancer. Estimates are
that as many as 25% of men with prostate cancer may not have it
detected early enough. Once prostate cancer escapes the capsule of
the prostate no cure is possible. It may spread to lymph nodes, the
liver and bones. In addition, local growth can cause blockages of
the ureters, the tubes that drain the kidneys into the bladder.
Of course, the key to successful treatment is early diagnosis.
We’re on top of all of the latest guidelines, just as we are with
other areas of minimally invasive urology. If you haven’t had a
prostate cancer screening in the last 12 months, call us today to
schedule a convenient appointment to see Dr. Pugach. If you have
any questions, please feel free to call us to speak to one of our
experienced nurses. We’re here to help you! It takes only a few
minutes and is very simple. The results can save your
life. Don't delay:
No Scalpel/No Needle
Dr. Pugach featured
on KTLA, Channel 5 (Los Angeles, CA)
News segment on the No Needle No Scalpel Vasectomy.
To view video:
read story and for photos, click here
Interest in our minimally invasive No Scalpel/No Needle vasectomy
procedure continues to grow dramatically.
The No Needle part of the procedure is true! Instead of using sharp needles to penetrate a patient’s skin to
inject novocaine, Dr. Robert Pugach uses a special jet injector that
sprays novocaine at the skin surface, allowing it to penetrate
completely without using a needle! Patients feel almost nothing
and effect is immediate.
Dr. Pugach can attest to the minimal pain and quick return to
activities from the procedure because he recently had a No
Scalpel/No Needle vasectomy. He was back to a full schedule of
activities within 2 days and felt almost no discomfort, either
during or after the procedure. It really works!
The No Scalpel/No Needle vasectomy is just one of the many minimally
invasive services offered at Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center. Schedule
a convenient consultation in our Beverly Hills office. (Los
Angeles residents -Convenient Location!
Visit our New No Needle
No Scalpel Vasectomy Website
Continuing Education/Training Updates
We specialize in procedures that minimize discomfort and allow you to achieve the
same benefits as with more invasive procedures. We are being
recognized as a leader more and more and, in fact, Dr. Robert Pugach had the honor of making a presentation in Orlando,
FL where the
annual meeting of the American Urological Association was held.
Pugach and Espie completed
advanced training in Houston for
urodynamic testing of
problems. Last year Pacific Coast Urology acquired Opus, the most advanced
testing unit available today.
Awards & Achievements.
Congratulations to Dr. Pugach and staff.
Named as one of America's Top
Doctors for the 6th year in a Row!
Click here to learn more about this prestigious award.
May 2010, Dr. Pugach and Gladys were invited to join the
Editorial Board of SeekWellness.com.
In May 2009,
Dr. Pugach received his certification
to train physicians in HIFU
(One of only four certified physicians in the
Dr. Pugach is active in many medical executive capacities, serving on
numerous committees for the California Medical Association, the
American Medical Association and area hospitals.
Dr. Pugach is an
active member of the American Association of Clinical Urologists
Dr. Pugach was
awarded his certification for Continuing Medical Education by
the Institute for Medical Quality, a subsidiary of the
California Medical Association.
Gladys is a member of the Society of
Urological Nurses and has worked with Dr. Pugach for more than 9 years.
Gladys is the Center's
specialist for bladder control biofeedback and urodynamics.
Dr. Pugach is the most experienced
urologist in the western United States in thermotherapy for
Dr. Pugach is now recognized as one of the most experienced
physicians in the western United States in the treatment of
overactive bladders. It’s just one of the many minimally
invasive programs and Centers of Excellence at Pacific
Coast Urology Medical Center
Dr. Pugach offers the two leading
minimally invasive therapies for non-surgical treatment of
prostate cancer in men. One of these,
-freezes the prostate to kill cancer cells. Dr. Pugach has done
more cryoablation procedures than any other urologist in
southern California in 2008.
Dr. Pugach is in a group of less than 1% of US urologists
certified to perform
HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) for
Pacific Coast Urology Medical
Center continues to lead in the areas of
minimally invasive treatments for a wide range of urological
conditions such as:
- In-Office Thermotherapy for
Prostate Growth (BPH)
Minimally invasive treatment of
Prostate cancer (Cryoablation,
No Needle and No Scalpel
Vasectomy! Ask Dr Pugach to share his
Bladder Control Solutions for
No Scalpel and No Needle
- Laser procedures for
Learn about our Male Health and Hormone Center (Low T, ED, PE)
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