PATIENT EDUCATION IS CENTER STAGE AT PACIFIC COAST UROLOGY MEDICAL CENTER
PACIFIC COAST UROLOGY 2016 MILESTONES
JANUARY– we treated our 16,000th patient! We sponsored Evans Tran, PA to visit the Philippines where she joined a team of American doctors to treat patients from impoverished areas with all types of medical needs. Services included performing surgery, patient teaching – ask her to tell you about it!
FEBRUARY – Western States HIFU is launched as we began treating patients in Los Alamitos.
MARCH – We re-painted and re-carpeted the entire office and Evans Tran, PA & Aurora traveled to FL to attend a 3-day pelvic floor rehabilitation course.
APRIL – We begin offering our new In-Office Advanced Pelvic Floor Therapy for bladder control in both women and men. We’re the first private practice in our area to do so!
MAY – We purchased a new, state-of-the-art bladder scanner.
JUNE – Dr. Pugach attended the 9th Annual Focal Imaging and Therapy Conference for Prostate Cancer at Duke University.
JUNE – We sponsored the 2016 Annual Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk in Long Beach. Kim manned the booth and Evans, Aurora and Marci participated in the 5k.
AUGUST – Dr. Pugach traveled to London to work with the number 1 focal HIFU physician in the world.
SEPTEMBER – We did our first live Webinar for HIFU and Prostate Cancer. (Log into to view. )
With our HIFU cases increasing monthly, we became the busiest HIFU center in the United States!
OCTOBER – We ordered UroNav, the state-of-the-art software that allows us to perform precise MRI guided fusion prostate biopsies. We will now be the first private practice in the western U.S. to offer UroNav so that prostate biopsies can be performed with a degree of precision never seen before!
NOVEMBER -Dr. Pugach traveled to New Mexico to speak to a 100 member group about the benefits and technology of HIFU. (Read Prostate Cancer Support letter). He also attended the World Congress of Endourology in Capetown, South Africa.
Throughout the Year – We continue to educate students from P.A. schools and area colleges & universities.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR!
Dr. Pugach, Kim Pugach, Evans Tran, Aurora, Christina, Debbie, Larette, Marci & Michelle
Prostate Cancer Webinar
Robert Pugach, MD, Western States HIFU, Medical Director
John Linn, President HIFU Prostate Services
September 21, 2016, at 6:00 PM PST VIEW RECORDED VERSION OF WEBINAR
TOPICS: Prostate Cancer and Your Advanced Treatment Options
Learn about HIFU, the latest non-invasive treatment option
- Understanding prostate cancer
- When watchful waiting (active surveillance) may or may not be a good option
- Pros/cons of prostate cancer treatment options
- Why HIFU has remarkably few side effects (ED and incontinence) compared to other treatments
- Prostate cancer support services
You owe it to yourself to learn how you can beat prostate cancer and enjoy a robust quality of life! Log in to register to view.
Staff Participates in Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk in Long Beach, CA
It was a beautiful day at Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach, CA on Saturday, June 25, 2016! Not just because of the weather and magnificent ocean view but also because of the hundreds of people that attended the Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk to get the word out about prostate cancer treatment, research and prevention.
Thanks to the wonderful PCUMC staff and Spiderman!
10th Annual Physician Educational Event & Holiday Party
December 9, 2015
For the 10th year, Dr. Pugach and his staff welcomed physicians to learn firsthand about minimally invasive urologic technologies and enjoy a holiday celebration. Physicians and their staff attended the festive event and learned about advanced procedures to treat prostate cancer, BPH, bladder control, male hormones and other urological conditions.
We look forward to continuing our mission of educating doctors and their staff about our leading edge minimally invasive treatments. It’s a fun way to learn!
Robert Pugach, MD
Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center offers community education seminars, expos and screening. (See more past events)
Throughout his career, Dr. Robert Pugach has donated his time training and mentoring a wide variety of health care personnel, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants and new graduates from allied healthcare programs. “As healthcare continues to evolve and needs more extended care professionals such as Physician Assistants, I am happy to work with students to advance their knowledge of minimally invasive urological treatments,” says Dr. Pugach.
HIFU for Treating Prostate Cancer
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, Dr. Robert Pugach and Robert Colvin of HIFU Prostate Services* welcomed physicians to the Los Alamitos Surgical Center to learn more about High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). The purpose of this educational open house was to educate physicians on how HIFU works and the advantages of the HIFU procedure for prostate cancer. HIFU can cure cancer without the two common, life-altering side effects that radical surgery (robotic or traditional) and radiation can cause.
*HIFU Prostate Services is the nation’s leading provider of minimally-invasive prostate cancer treatment using high intensity focused ultrasound. HPS was founded to provide men access to a less invasive treatment option for prostate cancer that has the ability to eliminate cancer and preserve patient quality of life
Educational open house
Dr. Pugach Co-author of paper presented at AUA 2015 Annual Meeting “Healthcare Costs for Office Based Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Therapies”
The American Urological Association’s podium presentation titled “Healthcare Costs for Office Based Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Therapies” was presented by Craig Smith, MD, FAAP, FACS, DuPage Medical Group and co-authored by Robert G. Pugach MD, Medical Director, Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center. The presentation compared the costs of HE-TUMT, TUNA and PUL to both providers and patients.
Dr. Pugach spent one week in in Beijing and Shanghai with Chinese physicians and nurses providing instruction and hands-on training in thermotherapy using the new CoolWave system.
Dr. Pugach’s training was coordinated by Urologix and CunLling Gao, Beijing Lifecare Technology Company.
PATIENT EDUCATION SEMINARS PAST EVENTS
34th Annual Los Alamitos Race on the Base
February 27 & 28, 2015
Educational information forum
Dr. Robert Pugach regularly speaks to Alamitos Medical Center’s Premier Advantage Lunch & Learn and other locations in Los Alamitos, Long Beach and adjacent cities.
Dr. Pugach provides educational forums on a variety of topics.
Women’s Bladder Control in Cypress, CA
Men’s Prostate Health Seminar
“Treatment Innovations for BPH & Prostate Cancer”
Dr. Pugach participated in free prostate cancer screening at Los Alamitos Medical Center, Community Hospital of Long Beach, and Boeing in Huntington Beach.
Bladder Health Awareness Month
“Facing our Moments Together”
Girls Time Out Events Held by Dr. Robert Pugach
Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center presented its 3rd community education seminar for the spring season. Dr. Robert Pugach discussed with the attendees the most common health problem affecting women today – Bladder Control! If you thought you were alone then it’s time set the record straight – more than 50 million American women suffer from some form of bladder
Missed the community education seminars? Call 888.735.4336 and ask for Kim for more information.