The Tulsa Procedure Experience
An incision-free solution for prostate disease, the TULSA Procedure system combines real-time Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with robotically-driven directional thermal ultrasound and closed-loop temperature feedback control software, delivering transurethral prostate tissue ablation of whole-gland or partial prostate tissue. The system is designed to be customizable, physician prescribed, and predictable. In addition to being incision-free, it is also radiation-free ablation that simultaneously protects the urethra and rectum with water cooling, which preserves men’s functional abilities.
The procedure has been approved by the FDA and will be performed on an outpatient basis in a newly constructed, state-of-the-art operating room and recovery suite.
“ RadNet is pleased to be selected as the first west coast clinical Tulsa Pro treatment center, at our West Hills location. Tulsa Pro is a revolutionary method of focal therapy. The energy is delivered trans urethral, under MRI real time thermal mapping, for the most accurate, rapid, and effective whole gland ablation therapy. Their TACT trial has proven results of excellent PSA level reduction, lowest side effects to bowel/bladder, and over 80% cancer control, which is comparable to conventional treatments of surgery and radiation.”
- Dr. Robert Princenthal
TULSA Procedure Treatment Work Flow
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Benefits of The TULSA Procedure
In addition to being an incision-free procedure, the TULSA Procedure offers the following benefits to patients:
- Radiation free.
- Minimal to no pain, speedy recovery.
- Real-time MRI imaging.
- Outpatient procedure - requires no hospital stay.
- Reduced post-operative complications and costs.
- MR Suite is significantly less expensive than operating room.
- Decreased risk of side effects such as urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.