High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment for Prostate Cancer Seminar at the Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation on July 8, 2010 with Southern California Urologist, Dr. Ralph Highshaw MD
Online PR News – 12-July-2010 – – Trilogy, California, July 8th, 2010 – Dr. Ralph A Highshaw will join medical oncologist, Dr. Dorff and radiation oncologist Dr. Bandhari, to discuss the use of HIFU to treat prostate cancer and other urological problems. This minimally invasive procedure can be used as an outpatient procedure that has virtually no side effects. Unlike surgery and most traditional treatments for prostate cancer, it allows most men to maintain their erections and return to their normal activities immediately.
Dr. Ralph A Highshaw, M.D. completed his urology residency at the University of California in Davis, Sacramento after extensive research in the field of Urology at USC Medical Center where he completed his general surgery training and participated in the USC School of Medicine, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry as a National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Highshaw, with http://www.southerncaliforniaurologist.com, has contributed to published research papers on prostate cancer and genetics and among his many accolades is the prestigious American Foundation of Urologic Disease (AFUD) Award, the Pfizer’s Scholar in Urology Award and the American Association of Cancer Research Minority Scholar Award for research in bladder cancer. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and operates three successful practices in Tustin, Fountain Valley, Riverside and Corona in California. He also serves as the Director of Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group for the Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation, the Chairman for the Department of Surgery at Corona Regional Medical Center and on multiple committees for quality of patient care.
As an experienced urologist, Dr. Ralph Highshaw offers comprehensive urology care to patients all over Southern California and travels coast-to-coast to service the strong demand for his skills in Urological treatments. He is dedicated to minimally invasive treatments for urologic disease and other urologic needs of men, women and children. He is founder of So Cal Urology, which is the group that services urologic illnesses such as kidney stones, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, BPH (enlarged prostate), vasectomies, pediatric urology, erectile dysfunction, and female incontinence (stress urinary incontinence and overactive bladder problems).
Developed in 1989 in France, this highly precise medical procedure uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to heat and destroy pathogenic tissue. The first treatments on men were performed in 1993 and as of January 2010, more than 21,000 treatments have been performed worldwide. It is a minimally or non-invasive procedure that is rapidly becoming the preferred treatment for prostate cancer. Normally it is administered through a trans-rectal probe and relies on heat developed by focusing ultrasound waves into the prostate to kill the tumor that is identified using ultrasound. It requires no urological surgery with the outpatient procedure usually taking 1-3 hours.
HIFU treatment of prostate cancer is currently approved in the US (via a trial), Europe, Canada, South Korea, Australia, and elsewhere. More urology physicians are choosing this non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment over traditional urology procedures for prostate cancer and other urological and oncology procedures.
About Ralph Highshaw, MD: Southern California Urologist: Dr. Highshaw is a board certified urologist with 12 years’ experience operating his private practices in Los Angeles and Corona, California while serving as Chief of the Surgery Department at Corona Regional Medical Center and belonging to several professional associations. Dr. Highshaw is dedicated to providing the best care and ensuring that patients have access to cutting edge procedures that will make treatment and recovery pleasant.
Dr. Ralph (Tony) Highshaw
10683 Magnolia Ave. #B
Riverside, CA 92505