Dr. Bert Vorstman launches HIFU website for prostate cancer awareness month
Online PR News – 31-August-2009 – – Coral Springs, FL - Dr. Bert Vorstman, a board certified urologist and a leader in the field of minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment, has just announced the launch of HIFUrx.com. HIFUrx.com is a site created to provide prostate cancer patients information on an up and coming treatment therapy known as HIFU, or high intensity focused ultrasound.
HIFU uses ultrasound to target areas of deep-seated tissue with pinpoint accuracy. HIFU rapidly increases the temperature which causes the heat to destruct tissue inside the focal zone.
Dr. Bert Vorstman, stated, "I'm very excited be offering HIFU as a procedure for my patients. This is a technology that's embraced in other countries and is finally being investigated by the FDA as a viable treatment alternative."
Currently the Sonablate® 500 is not approved for use in the U.S. The Sonablate® 500 remains investigational in the U.S. and is being studied for the treatment of prostate cancer in clinical trials in the U.S. HIFU and the Sonablate® 500 is in Phase III of clinical trials.
Beginning with September’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and for a one year period, Dr. Vorstman will provide prostate cancer screening to all members of the local fire fighters and law enforcement officers in Broward County. The screening will include a prostate exam and a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), and a prostate ultrasound when indicated.
For more information on HIFU or to schedule a free consultation, call Dr. Bert Vorstman at 954-752-3166, or visit the new HIFU site located at HIFUrx.com.