Busch Center is proud to be one of few elite centers to offer groundbreaking TULSA (Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation) Procedure. This is an effective treatment option for prostate cancer or BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy) with no incision or radiation and minimal side effects.
What is TULSA?
The TULSA Procedure is a customizable, predictable and incision-free ablation of a defined region of the prostate. This approach allows Dr. Busch to customize your treatment plan to your specific needs.
The TULSA Procedure may be a suitable first-line treatment of prostate cancer or BPH. The main objective of TULSA is to ablate diseased or excess prostate tissue while protecting surrounding healthy organs and structures. This will help preserve your natural functional abilities – ensuring your quality of life.
A Patient Perspective: Excellent TULSA Experience at Busch Center
Matt Farmer is an experienced hunter; he knows to aim for his target before he shoots. So when his urologist suggested having a second 12-needle biopsy to “attempt” to find cancer in his prostate, Matt refused. In his late-50’s at the time, his PSA levels had been climbing for a couple of years, and his doctor was concerned it might be cancer, suggesting an initial biopsy. None of the 12 samples taken found cancer, but Matt wasn’t going to...
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TULSA Procedure Fact Sheet
Sucessful Treatment of BPH
Using the Best MRI Tech for TULSA
TULSA uses High Intensity Direction Ultrasound to ablate the prostate instead of ionizing radiation.
TULSA is a minimally invasive treatment that allows most patients to return to their normal activities within days.
3. CUSTOMIZED TREATMENT
Dr. Busch customizes treatment based on your individual needs and disease.
4. ONE AND DONE
TULSA is performed in a single session that takes a few hours and is usually conducted under managed anesthesia care (MAC) with multimodal pain management (MMP). After the treatment, Dr. Busch will consult with you before sending you home the same day.
5. QUALITY OF LIFE
TULSA provides comparable or better than outcomes for erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence when compared to other prostate cancer treatment options.
6. NO RISK OF RECTAL FISTULA
Clinical evidence has shown that neighboring organs such as the rectum are not affected by the TULSA Procedure. The system directs the ultrasound energy towards the areas of the prostate Dr. Busch plans to treat, while also actively protecting the areas not to be treated.
7. NO TURP REQUIRED (TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF THE PROSTATE)
Dr. Busch is one of the few physicians in the U.S. trained to perform the revolutionary TULSA Procedure. In his capable hands, this customizable, predictable and incision-free treatment option results in positive outcomes with virtually no side effects, which helps preserve men’s quality of life after cancer treatment.
The TUSLA Procedure has been proven to work as well as a full prostatectomy, but without the awful, life-altering side effects.
HOW DOES TULSA WORK?
ultrasound, and a closed-loop temperature feedback control. TULSA treatment is delivered in an MRI examination room.
During the treatment, the ultrasound energy is delivered through the urethra directly to the targeted tissue in the prostate (inside-out ablation). The energy does not come through the rectum, leaving the rectum preserved. TULSA has rectal and urethral cooling throughout the treatment to further protect these structures from any unintended heat.
How May We Serve You?
To learn more and discover if TULSA Procedure is right for you, please contact our friendly staff.