Active Ft. Bragg resident believes that “HIFU’s time has come”

Active Ft. Bragg resident believes that “HIFU’s time has come”

Lazar HIFU testimonial 8.18

During annual checkups, Dennis Tavares’ primary doctor noticed two successive PSA increases and referred him to Urologist Dr. Michael Lazar. A sonic scan showed a series of dark spots. His prostate was getting bigger and was losing its shape and smoothness. Dr. Lazar performed a biopsy. Cancer cells were small, so there was little threat that they had spread. “My choices included getting a full or a partial prostate treatment. I chose to have only a partial oblation, with Dr. Lazar's concurrence, since the area with cancer was limited to only a section of the prostate. I got an MRI in Santa Rosa, had passports and was ready to go. We flew to Puerto Vallarta. The HIFU procedure was performed in a first-class medical center – very clean, neat and well furnished and everyone spoke English and very supportive. Dr. Lazar explained that I would be given spinal anesthesia so I would not move during the less than three-hour procedure. The next thing I knew I was waking up and just as Dr. Lazar predicted, with HIFU there was no bleeding and little to no chance of infection.”

 

2017-12-13T13:37:55+00:00August 18th, 2015|
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