Tulsa Pro

Urologists & Sexual Medicine Experts located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

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Tulsa Pro services offered in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

Treating prostate cancer or BPH has become simpler and more effective with the TULSA-PRO system. This advanced treatment system uses thermal ablation to treat prostate disease while focusing on protecting functionality. Dr. Michel and his team are among the few groups where this groundbreaking treatment is available to patients. The TULSA procedure is also being tested for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

At Comprehensive Urology in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, we focus on improving our patients’ quality of life through advanced treatments. Kiarash Michel, MD, and his team use state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic equipment to create a complete and accurate diagnosis for every patient. Using their expertise, they deliver a range of treatment options to effectively treat a range of prostate concerns. To schedule an appointment with the team, call Comprehensive Urology, or book a visit online now.

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Tulsa Pro Q&A

What is TULSA-PRO?

As we progress in the fight against prostate cancer, we continue to improve the technology we have available. TULSA-PRO is one of the latest advancements for a non-surgical method of treating both prostate cancer and an enlarged prostate. Its unique design allows for customizable treatment to suit your unique situation. This customization also improves the preservation of both penis and prostate function.

When used by an expert, this system can effectively destroy cancerous cells. At the same time, it preserves non-cancerous cells, ensuring faster recovery.

What can TULSA-PRO treat?

TULSA-PRO treats two main conditions of the prostate:

  • Prostate cancer
  • BHP (enlarged prostate)

What are the benefits of TULSA-PRO?

Customization & Adaptability

TULSA-PRO allows our urologists to adapt each treatment to your unique needs. The flexibility also allows for treating prostates of any size. This means we can treat more patients more effectively than ever before.

Protective & Predictable

TULSA-PRO actively protects the urethra during treatment. This allows for all functions to be preserved. This protective effect also allows for predictable results and treatment. Compared to similar methods, TULSA-PRO has incredibly high rates of preserving erectile function as well.

No Incisions & No Radiation

With real-time MRI guidance, there is no need for incisions to be made for visibility. Closed-loop thermal feedback also contributes to an active and full picture. Together these contribute to consistent procedure lengths and faster recovery overall.

Single Treatment Option

When you have your TULSA-PRO treatment, you only need a single session. It is the ultimate one-and-done prostate cancer treatment. It has proven just as effective as removing the prostate entirely. However, this treatment clearly helps you avoid the life-changing effects such a surgery would bring.

Quality of Life Post-Treatment

TULSA-PRO is about more than simply treating a condition today. It looks to the future. With its protective aspects, this treatment aims to preserve your quality of life moving forward. With preserved functionality, you can enjoy your new health for years to come.

TULSA-PRO Treatment Overview

TULSA-PRO is performed in a single session over a few hours under anesthesia. While the treatment time can vary, we can inform you of your duration beforehand. It all depends on your situation.

The procedure is completed in an MRI room. The treatment works by delivering ultrasound energy through the urethra directly to the specified area of the prostate. With both rectal and urethral cooling systems, TULSA-PRO ensures all other organs and tissue are unaffected.

Once your TULSA-PRO treatment is complete, you can return home the same day. Your specialist will briefly consult with you to provide any additional information. Depending on your sedation method, you may need to have someone drive you home after your treatment.

An advantage of this treatment is it causes virtually no side effects. However, if you have any questions after your treatment, please contact us. We will gladly answer any questions you might have.

Before the TULSA procedure can be administered, an accurate diagnosis and prostate cancer staging must be performed to make sure this is the best prostate cancer treatment for you. Prostate Cancer is diagnosed using a combination of PSA bloodwork, a physical exam, a medical history of your prostate cancer symptoms, and an MRI Fusion Prostate Biopsy. 

Am I a Candidate for TULSA-PRO?

As a non-surgical treatment, TULSA-PRO is open to a wide range of patients. The first step is to come in for an appointment. Once we have a complete diagnosis and understanding of your situation, we can build your treatment plan.

Our team will work closely with you to find the optimal treatment plan. For many patients, this consists of a single session of TULSA-PRO. Contact us today to learn more about this treatment and see if you are a good candidate.

Schedule Your Appointment

Schedule your appointment today to see if TULSA-PRO is right for you. Dr. Michel and his team are excited to offer this unique treatment to patients in the Los Angeles area. We approach each condition with the idea that treatment should be as comfortable and effective as possible. That is why our team is proud to provide TULSA-PRO’s combination of these two ideas. Take the first step to non-surgical prostate treatment today when you book your appointment online or by phone.

Kia Michel, MD

Kia Michel, MD

Written by Dr. Kia Michel, a board certified urologist, surgeon, and founding member of Comprehensive Urology in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Dr. Michel's expertise includes focal therapy (HIFU/TULSA), prostate cancer treatment, robotic surgery, and male enhancement treatments such as Shockwave Therapy for ED and penile injections.

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