Steven N. Gange, MD, FACS, Director of Research and Education at Granger Medical Clinic/Summit Urology Group, conducted a propensity score-matched study comparing Focal Therapy vs. Radical Prostatectomy. Focal therapy is a non-invasive approach to removing small tumors within the prostate. This technique spares most of the normal tissue while leaving the remaining gland intact. Radical Prostatectomy is the classic way of removing the prostate which includes removing the prostate gland and the surrounding tissue. Until now, a propensity score-matched study comparing focal therapy (FT) for localized prostate cancer to radical prostatectomy (RP) has never been reported.
Most common side effects are temporary and can include discomfort when urinating, urgency, inability to control the urge, pelvic pain, and some blood in the urine. Rare side effects, including bleeding and infection, may lead to a serious outcome and may require intervention. 1. Sonksen EU Urol 2015; 2. Roerhborn et al. Can J Urol 2017
Free HIFU Informational Seminar with Dr. Steven Gange
Prostate cancer is one of the common forms of cancer in men and, if caught in its early stages, can be treated and cured. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment is most effective for men who have localized prostate cancer in its early stages. If you are weighing your options and would like more information, join Summit Urology Group and Dr. Steven Gange for a free informational seminar to learn more about HIFU treatment and find out if it is right for you.
Dr. Gange is here to help you find a treatment option that is best for you and wants to help you on your road through treatment and recovery. For more information on this seminar, call Dr. Gange’s office at (801) 993-1800.
Dr. Steven Gange is going to be interviewed on Doctor Radio this Wednesday from 7-8 PM Eastern. He will be discussing several topics as they relate to BPH including symptoms, treatment options, new research, and more.
I have seen Dr. Gange for a number of years and developed the typical symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. During my annual urologist visit, Dr. Gange laid out my options. After doing some personal research, I elected to have the Urolift procedure performed by Dr. Gange on an outpatient basis.
The procedure was uncomfortable but not particularly painful compared to other surgeries I have had. Recovery was relatively quick and I was back at work after two days of rest.
I did experience some significant discomfort associated with urination but was counseled that I was not drinking enough water. Once I increased my consumption of water, most of the discomfort went away and I was back to normal after about two weeks.
In the wake of the surgery, the urgency to urinate has gone away. The interval between trips to the bathroom has lengthened significantly such that I usually get up to urinate only once each night and sometimes not at all.
Having talked with others who have had more drastic prostate surgery, I feel that the Urolift procedure was much less stressful and the results were as hoped for.