Anyone do Tulsa Pro, newer laser ablation procedure?

Posted by michael1952 @michael1952, Dec 16, 2021

Anyone do Tulsa Pro, relatively new laser ablation procedure for prostate

What was your experience, did you do partial or full ablation?

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Hi @michael1952, I think @poodledoc may have more information about MRI-guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation or the TULSA-PRO. It is only offered at select cancer centers like Mayo Clinic in Florida.

Is it an option for you, Michael?

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In November of 2020 I had a prostate HIFU performed by Dr Scionti in Sarasota, FL. Happy with the results so far. Dr Scionti does both HIFU and the newer TULSA-PRO but for me recommended the HIFU. Cost was not a consideration, but the HIFU did cost $15,000 less than TULSA-PRO. poodledoc

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In November of 2020 I had a prostate HIFU performed by Dr Scionti in Sarasota, FL. Happy with the results so far. Dr Scionti does both HIFU and the newer TULSA-PRO but for me recommended the HIFU. Cost was not a consideration, but the HIFU did cost $15,000 less than TULSA-PRO. poodledoc

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What has been your result? Did insurance cover anything

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I have my 1 year recheck with MRI in a couple of weeks. My PSA before treatment was 2.6 and has remained at 1.0 on my 3 month rechecks. I had a hemi-ablation so I still have 1/2 of my prostate. No urinary or sexual side effects. Medicare did cover about $5,000 which left me paying $15,000 out of pocket. I might add this is my second HIFU, my first being with an in-experienced doctor in 2018, and the cancer came back.

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