Past Events

Past Events


2018 – Another Amazing Year Comes To A Close!

To mimic the great George Schultz cartoon Charlie Brown,
“Good grief, where has this year gone!?”

Holiday message and thanks from Dr. Robert Pugach.


Western States HIFU is pleased to support the annual Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) Conference to be held at the Los Angeles Airport Marriot on September 7 – 9, 2018. The PCRI Conference is an exceptional educational experience for prostate cancer patients, their loved ones, and caregivers.

This is a fact-filled conference where men can find comprehensive information about prostate cancer and become fortified with the newest, clinical proven information to help them make informed decisions about their prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. I am pleased to educate men with prostate cancer about HIFU – the remarkable non-invasive treatment that can cure cancer without the typical side effects of robotic surgery like incontinence and erectile dysfunction. I look forward to sharing my own HIFU experience when I was treated for prostate cancer last year.

Call the office to learn more.


Dr. Pugach's Speaking BPH SeminarBenign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition affecting nearly 40 million men in the United States. In fact, over 70% of men in their 60s have symptoms of enlarged prostate. BPH can affect your quality of life including, loss of productivity, interrupted sleep and, in some cases, can cause depression.

Call, to schedule an appointment to learn more about effective non-surgical treatments for BPH. End your dependence on medications.


Call the office or email us to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Pugach

Dr. Pugach's SPEAKING EVENT PROSTATE CANCER FORUMRobert Pugach, MD, Guest Speaker
Medical Director – Western States HIFU and Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center
Prostate Cancer Forum Orange County
Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 7 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 838 North Euclid Street, Fullerton, CA 92832


What you need to know about  recurrent prostate cancer
What is Focal and Whole Gland HIFU
Item Skin EditorWhy HIFU is the Gold Standard for Low-Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer
Update on the Reversal by the  US Preventive Task Force recommendations on  their original guidance on prostate cancer screening


ZERO Prostate Cancer Webinar

Dr. Robert Pugach invites you to join an informative webinar sponsored by ZERO Prostate Cancer. With increasing numbers of patients being diagnosed with advanced or recurrent prostate cancer, due to delays in diagnosis and treatment, there is an increasing need for chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Please see below for information about an important webinar.
“Latest Evidence for Early Use of Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy in Prostate Cancer”
Presenter: Kelvin Moses, MD
Date: Thursday, August 3rd
Time:  4pm PT / 7pm ET
Do you know all of your prostate cancer treatment options? Join ZERO and Dr. Kelvin Moses as we discuss recent evidence surrounding earlier use of chemotherapy and immunotherapy in prostate cancer treatment, including exciting new evidence about the positive response of African-American men to immunotherapy.

Western States HIFU Zero Prostate Cancer Race Team Thanks You for Your Support

Zero Prostate StaffPictured as Shoreline Aquatic Park, Long Beach, CA Dr. Pugach, Kim, Helen and Evans

More than 220,000 men and their families will face a prostate cancer diagnosis this year.  My staff and I are honored to join the Zero Prostate Cancer organization in fundraising, running, and walking to raise money for prostate cancer education and services in local communities.

For more than 30 years I have been fighting to improve the quality of life for prostate cancer patients by focusing my medical practice on the early diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of this terrible disease.

The hope is that one day we will achieve Generation ZERO – the first generation free from prostate cancer.

As Medical Director of Western States HIFU and Pacific Coast Urology, I thank everyone who joined our team and made contributions to the Zero Prostate Cancer Run Walk on Sunday, July 16th!


Join us next year at the Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

Men's Prostate Health Seminar with Dr. Robert Pugach

Join Dr. Robert Pugach for a MEN’S PROSTATE HEALTH SEMINAR
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Check-in 6:15pm • Presentation 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Residence Inn Cypress/Los Alamitos
4931 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Please RSVP toll-free to 1-877-585-0125
Guest are welcome, but please confirm as seating is limited.


Prostate Cancer Seminar, April 5th 2017
Prostate Cancer Seminar, April 5th 2017

Newly diagnosed, surveillance, radiation failure? There is now a non-invasive treatment option. Missed the two informative seminars* held on  April 5, 2017 at 6 PM in Los Alamitos, CA or  April 12, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA?

Call, 844-443-8362 and Kim can give you more information.

*Click here for the topics covered at the seminars.


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!

FEBRUARYWestern 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.


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

10th Annual Physician Educational Event & Holiday Party 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

Los Angeles and Orange County

Los Alamitos Surgical Center, HIFU Center

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

American Urological AssociationDr. 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 ShanghaiDr. 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.


34th Annual Los Alamitos Race on the Base34th 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 SeminarWomen’s Bladder Control in Cypress, CA


Men’s Prostate Health SeminarMen’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.


Girls Time Out Events Held by Dr. Robert PugachBladder 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.Missed the community education seminars?  Call 888.735.4336 and ask for Kim for more information.