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.
With HIFU as an option, individuals can approach their prostate cancer diagnosis with the confidence of knowing they have alternatives to invasive surgery
Dr. Frank Tortora
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.
Read what our patients have to say about our treatment.
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.
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’.
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.