SARASOTA, Fla., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Tracy Gapin continues to establish the benchmark for treating prostate cancer in Florida and around the world. His utilization of the revolutionary HIFU treatment has been successful in applying the latest technology to ablate the prostate tissue. The state of the art medical advancement is building significant momentum after recent clearance by the Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Gapin recognizes the new procedure as a breakthrough for patients in the early and middle stages of prostate cancer. The technique, which centers around the usage of "high intensity focused ultrasound,"(thus the acronym), was responsible for leading to the eradication of cancer tissue in ninety-four percent of early stage prostate cancer patients according to a recent study. Dr. Gapin is the Founder and Director of Sarasota Prostate Care of Florida. The center is recognized for excellence in minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment options.
Dr. Gapin was quoted in a recent interview where he explained, "if we are going to continue to lead in this fight against prostate cancer we must utilize every technological advancement along with compassionate care." Dr. Gapin, who completed his residency at the University of Florida and is recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), is considered to be among the most prestigious group of medical professionals and continues his leadership role with the latest of recent successes. Among many firsts, Dr. Gapin is one of the pioneers in his field of urology to conduct a robot-guided surgery using the Da Vinci prostatectomy. He has since performed more than 300 successful surgeries implementing the one of a kind technique.
Dr. Gapin recognized the potential for HIFU as a major and successful player in the field of prostate cancer treatment even prior to the most famous study, which involved 101 patients. The study, which involved an incredible amount of recorded data, examined 87 of the group who had experienced cancer removal in the lobes that were treated. Additionally, 68 members of that same test group showed no cancer throughout the entire prostate, which included areas that were not directly treated. After a two-year follow-up study, 89% of the test group were living without the need for radical therapy.
More than 40,000 men worldwide were treated with HIFU techniques and recovered. Reviews by top professionals of the treatment consider it to be an excellent option that provides extraordinary results with negligible side effects. In addition to the success rate, the recovery time is noted to be exceptionally quick. Over 7,000 United States citizens had traveled outside the country for treatment prior to the FDA approval.
Dr. Gapin continues to break new ground by combining state of the art technology treatments for prostate cancer with compassionate care in the post-modern Sarasota Prostate Care facility. Through their concerted efforts to remain ahead of the disease, the facility continues to lead the way in Florida as well as the rest of the world in the treatment of prostate cancer. For more information on HIFU, please visit http://www.sarasotaprostate.com.
Dr. Tracy Gapin
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