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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

Contact us today to learn more or schedule a consultation.


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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

Recently approved procedure uses sound waves to treat prostate tumor




Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men.

Early detection through recommended screenings provides more treatment options for those affected, and now a minimally invasive procedure is available in the U.S. that promises a lower risk of side effects that other commonly used treatments.

Glenn Seymour, 72, first met urologist Frank Tortora in 2011, a year after his diagnosis of prostate cancer. He chose to have frequent checks of PSA blood levels to see if the cancer may be an aggressive form.

“I went through a waiting period, and after about six months, my PSA went from 4.3 to 6.8, Seymour said.


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Press Releases


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September 28, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NC HIFU, a division of UroCare, PLLC, led by urologist Frank Tortora, MD elected to partner with HIFU Prostate Services, LLC (HPS), the leading provider of HIFU technology to physician’s practices in the United States. Dr. Tortora is one of the country’s leading HIFU physicians and has […]

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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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November 24, 2016

The team at NCHIFU provides unparalleled customer service, attention to detail, and continuity of care; from your first phone call to arrange a consultation, to post-operative care following your procedure, and every step in between. Meet Dr. Frank Tortora, a graduate of Yale University and Emory University School of Medicine with Cum Laude honors. Dr. […]

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November 19, 2016

Hearing the word “cancer” is something that no one wants to experience. However, one in seven men will hear that word as it pertains to their prostate over their lifetime.  Despite the diagnosis there are treatment options that allow the patient alternatives to invasive surgery. HIFU can greatly enhance their quality of life throughout their […]


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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