HIFU Peer Advocates

Some of Dr Vorstman’s patients felt compelled to write about their journey in his minimally invasive prostate cancer center
from evaluation to hifu treatment.

These men have all taken it upon themselves to be informed and have Dr Bert Vorstman ensure that their biopsy diagnosis was validated and that their prostate cancer was indeed localized to the prostate. They also thoroughly researched their prostate cancer treatment options as they knew full well of the complications associated with traditional treatment options such as robotic prostatectomy and radiation.

I chose HIFU after talking to several of my friends and discovering that some had had miserable experiences,particularly after surgery.
I wanted to be cured and put this behind me. I found Dr Vorstman’s website and called him directly. I was amazed that I actually got straight through to a doctor! He spent quite some time talking to me so I decided to visit him at his office with my PSA and my prostate biopsy results.
After checking and rechecking on my treatment options I decided I was going to go with HIFU and I was prepared to travel to get this done.
The treatment was done in Nassau as an outpatient and I was actually in the Casino later that evening!
I now have it all behind me now and very happy about it all.

I was diagnosed with having prostate cancer.
I was very fortunate to have a doctor that had complete knowledge of every treatment that was available for me.
Dr Vorstman spent time with me discussing every aspect of each treatment. He informed me of another method that is called hifu.
Hifu is the use of high frequency ultrasound. I went home and researched the site. The site gave me detailed images of the hifu procedure. Prior to making my final decision I went to have a consultation with a doctor who was head of radiation oncology and all he had to offer was 42 radiation treatments. Radiation treatments can destroy other tissues of the body that are not involved with the prostate cancer and cause problems such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
I made my decision with a clear understanding of hifu and confidence in Dr Vorstman. I am now clear after the procedure and feel fine. Thank you Dr Vorstman for your knowledge and your expertise in performing hifu treatment.

I was anxious about my PSA reading and when the repeat PSA was still elevated,Dr Vorstman advised me that a biopsy was necessary. My wife and I were devastated when the results showed I had cancer.
My wife and I decided to learn as much as we could about prostate cancer. It was difficult and confusing for us and we visited
Dr Vorstman several times, sometimes with the same questions.
I was looking for something that was not scary and would good give me a good chance of a cure and no headaches.

After a lot of checking about the treatment options available we chose HIFU and must admit it was a surprisingly smooth course.

I started watching my PSA in 2004 when I was 44 years old. First test showed a level of 5.3 and went for my first biopsy…negative, but let’s watch it. PSA levels from 7.5 to 21, 4 biopsies and 7 years later, and I was presented with my options.
Options included Proton Beam Radiation, Cryotherapy, Prostatectomy or HIFU. My wife did exhaustive research for 3 months on all of the options, side effects and recovery times, and I spoke to several patients who had been down all roads. We concluded together, that for a 51 year old married man with a healthy lifestyle, and in fairly good shape, my best choice would be HIFU.
Had the treatment October 8th in Cancun, Mexico and was pleasantly surprised that after the procedure, my wife and I were walking around Cancun, and even had dinner out. It is now December 16th, and I am back to my “active” lifestyle with my wife, playing tennis and golf, and my wife and I are thankful for the easy recovery.
My first PSA test is in 3 weeks, so my long-term outcome is still a question. I am grateful to Dr. Vorstman and the HIFU team for being brutally honest with us about all of the options, and giving us time and support to make our decision. It was the best decision bar none.

I did not believe that my biopsy results showed a cancer as I felt so good. After the validated biopsy report came back I was shocked. My wife and I (but mainly my wife) decided to learn as much as we could on the subject of prostate cancer on the web.
I did not want surgery or spending time in hospital.
I talked to some of my friends and a colleague suggested I see Dr Vorstman.
We went over a number of options and he gave me reading material and time to digest all of the information and went over my numerous questions. I still could not believe this was happening to me.
I eventually decided on HIFU as it seemed to have the least problems associated with it. I wanted my cure without issues.
My treatment was surprisingly easy for me.

I was surprised and shocked when my biopsy results showed a cancer.
My chiropractor suggested seeing Dr Vorstman for a second opinion. My chiropractor had already told me that if he had had the problem he would be choosing HIFU and he knew Dr Vorstman was doing this.
I did not feel very good about my diagnosis and quite sad and why me?
Anyway, I saw Dr Vorstman and we talked about where my cancer was in the prostate and the amount and what my treatment options were.
He gave me plenty of time to do my research and after talking to some of my friends about what they had gone through I decided on HIFU. I have not regretted this choice.

I was diagnosed with having prostate cancer.
I was very fortunate to have a doctor that had complete knowledge of every treatment that was available for me.
Dr Vorstman spent time with me discussing every aspect of each treatment. He informed me of another method that is called hifu.
Hifu is the use of high frequency ultrasound. I went home and researched the site. The site gave me detailed images of the hifu procedure. Prior to making my final decision I went to have a consultation with a doctor who was head of radiation oncology and all he had to offer was 42 radiation treatments. Radiation treatments can destroy other tissues of the body that are not involved with the prostate cancer and cause problems such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
I made my decision with a clear understanding of hifu and confidence in Dr Vorstman. I am now clear after the procedure and feel fine. Thank you Dr Vorstman for your knowledge and your expertise in performing hifu treatment.