by PCUMC on February 13, 2016 in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

Dr. Pugach is the most experienced HIFU doctor in the western United States! HIFU,an advanced treatment for prostate cancer, is now available in Orange County and the greater Los Angeles area.PATIENT VIDEOS

Medical Director Pacific Coast Urology

Medical Director
Pacific Coast Urology

After treating hundreds of prostate cancer patients with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) internationally, Dr. Robert Pugach will be treating his first Sonablate™ HIFU patients in the United States, on February 16, 2016 at the Los Alamitos Surgery Center in Los Alamitos, CA.

For 10+ years, Dr. Pugach has regularly travelled out-of-the country to treat his prostate cancer patients with a remarkable advanced technology, HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound).  HIFU has been used in 40+ other countries for more than 15 years and was approved by the FDA in October, 2015 for use in the U.S.

“HIFU fits perfectly within the focus of my minimally invasive urologic practice as small prostate cancers can often be treated in less than an hour and patients can return to normal activities within a few days with a dramatic reduction in quality of life issues like erectile dysfunction (ED) or incontinence,” says Dr. Pugach.

George, a 67 year old Bellflower resident,  will be one of the first patients treated with Sonablate™ HIFU at the Los Alamitos Surgical Center. “I decided to have HIFU  because I understand it’s the best procedure and Dr. Pugach already ‘fixed’ my friend, John, a few months ago, says George.  “He’s doing great and I look forward to the same experience!”

While HIFU isn’t currently covered by Medicare or most health insurance plans, Dr. Pugach explains, “men have elected to pay for this procedure so that they can retain their quality of life.” “Historically, the conventional treatment for prostate cancer is the surgical removal of the prostate and, while this surgery is now done robotically, it still has the potential to cause significant, life altering side effects such as permanent urine leakage and erectile dysfunction (impotence),” continues Dr. Pugach.

HIFU technology has been clinically tested for use to treat a wide variety of diagnoses, including localized whole gland prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and recurrent prostate cancer.

Call, 844-HIFUDOCS (844.443.8362) or email us via our Contact Us form on this website. 


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