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NC HIFU is the answer for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and are seeking alternative treatment






National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2016

Presidential Proclamation: Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in American men, and too many men and their families feel the pain and grief it brings.






Minimally Invasive Procedure

With HIFU as an option, individuals can approach their prostate cancer diagnosis with the confidence of knowing they have alternatives to invasive surgery





Get Back to Your Life

Our patients enjoy faster recovery times and a pain-free procedure





What is HIFU?

HIFU removes cancerous cells without a single incision or scalpel.


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Who is it for?

HIFU helps men with Prostate Cancer seeking alternative treatment.


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Features & Benefits

HIFU is a minimally invasive and tissue sparing procedure.


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Consult a Doctor

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Dr. Frank Tortora

Our Team


Dr. Tortora graduated Cum Laude from Yale University and from medical school at Emory University. His internship and residency were served at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. He is affiliated with the UNC School of Medicine as a Clinical Associate Professor in the departments of Surgery and Family Practice. Dr. Tortora is a Diplomate of Urology. Dr. Tortora is sought after nationally by developers of new urological techniques and treatments and is considered an expert for panel discussion in his field. He has helped develop medical and surgical techniques to aid the treatment of male sexual dysfunction. He specializes in robotic surgery as well as HIFU.


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Bill is the senior business development associate with Associated Urologists of North Carolina, PA, and plays a key role in the business development and promotion of HIFU. A native of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Bill earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and in Health from Guilford College and his Master of Science degree in Health Administration from Indiana University. Bill has over 43 years of experience in Healthcare Management; having worked for Duke Medical Center, Wake Med Health and Hospitals, and his last twenty years working with the urology practices. In his free time, Bill enjoys annual cruises to the Caribbean with his wife, playing table games with family and friends and spending quality time with his three grandchildren.
Bill Mountford
Kate is the administrative manager of NC HIFU, and also works in a management role at Associated Urologist of North Carolina, PA. A native of Frederick, Maryland, Kate went to Towson University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing. She has a combination of over 10 years’ experience in marketing, management, and healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family.
Kate Loftus
Raegan is the surgical urology nurse and clinical coordinator for Dr. Tortora. A native of North Carolina, Raegan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from East Carolina University. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games and going to the gym. She also enjoys basketball, traveling, and spending time with her family and pets.
Raegan Moore
Jill is the team lead and care coordinator for Dr. Tortora where she has worked for 8 years. A native of Michigan, Jill relocated with her family to Cary, NC in 2008. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 27 years and has three wonderful children. In her free time, she enjoys painting, styling hair, and spending time with her family and English Bulldog, Tallulah Belle.
Jill Docking

Press Releases


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July 15, 2016

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), A Non-Invasive Technology Now Available in the Raleigh-Durham Area to treat Prostate Cancer CARY, North Carolina, May 13, 2016 (NC HIFU) – High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), a non-invasive technology, has been FDA-approved for use in the United States as of October 2015. Before then, this technology has been used […]

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June 21, 2016

There is good news for those who’ve received a prostate cancer diagnosis in the Raleigh Durham area. A new treatment has been approved in the last few months by the FDA that has people very hopeful for the future of treating this disease – the most diagnosed cancer in the United States. The treatment is […]


Our Blog


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July 15, 2016

AUNC is committed to bringing our patients the most technologically advanced medical treatment options, so we are proud to offer HIFU to patients with stage one or stage two prostate cancer. HIFU, a non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA in October, 2015, presents a gentler treatment option with fewer side effects, such as erectile dysfunction […]

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July 1, 2016

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, or HIFU, is an exciting new treatment for prostate cancer that is all the buzz in the medical community. Although, to say it’s new is not quite accurate since it’s been used successfully internationally for years. But HIFU is new in the United States and here in North Carolina’s Research Triangle. […]


Patient Testimonials

Read what our patients have to say about our treatment.


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GLENN S.


I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010. Once I learned that Dr. Tortora was offering HIFU in Cancun Mexico I immediately made my decision. He traveled with me to Mexico to perform the procedure on a Saturday. Walking on the beach later that day, returning to Raleigh Sunday  and to work on Monday, all with no pain. I remain cancer free with no side effects.


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JOHN PHELPS

First HIFU patient treated in Cary, NC since the technology was FDA-cleared in October 2015

Thank you for your long years of medical school and training, your continued desire to practice and learn, and your willingness to search for new and better treatments.  I really appreciate your personal interest and caring for your patients and have been overwhelmed with your office staff and everyone’s willingness to ‘go the extra mile’.




Doctor’s Thoughts

What the experts are saying…


When deciding on what type of therapy for prostate cancer to select it is important to weigh all the various facts. The grade of cancer, the overall health of the patient and the desire to maintain normal sexual activity and continence need to be considered in making the decision. HIFU offers the best alternative to keep a normal life style, minimal invasiveness and cancer control. It also does not limit other therapeutic options if cancer should occur like other forms of therapy.



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Trusted Resources

  • SonaCare Medical
  • UNC REX Healthcare
  • United Medical Group
  • Focused Ultrasound Foundation
  • AUNC Urology

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