Dr. Maury Jayson was featured in a special section of THINK Magazine called The Last Word in May 2019. Read the interview with him below or click on the image to download the PDF version.
Changing the Way Prostate Cancer is Treated
Dr. Maury Jayson is a board-certified urologist specializing in prostate diseases and other urologic cancers. He sees patients at South Florida Urology Center in Pembroke Pines. Dr. Maury Jayson is an expert in minimally invasive HIFU for prostate cancer an option with less risk of side effects. He explains how it works, why he likes HIFU and the benefits for men with prostate cancer.
1.What is HIFU?
HIFU is a one-time, outpatient procedure that uses ultrasound energy, or sound waves, to heat and destroy tissue in the prostate. It is radiation-free, and studies show that the risk of side effects such as erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence are significantly lower with HIFU than with surgery or radiation. HIFU was approved by the FDA in late 2015 and is available here, in the greater Fort Lauderdale area.
4. Why did you initially become interested in HIFU as a treatment for prostate cancer?
HIFU is non-invasive and offers a much better side effect profile than any of our other traditional prostate cancer treatment options. I have been treating patients with HIFU since 2008 and have been pleased with the results; many of my patients have been cancer free for over 10 years.
5. In your professional opinion, what are the benefits of HIFU as a treatment for prostate cancer?
HIFU offers outstanding efficacy that is similar to surgery and radiation, but has a much more favorable side effect profile. Patients are up and back to normal activities quicker than any other treatment I have seen. HIFU also helps to preserve sexual function and urinary control better than any other treatment available.
6. How do you decide if HIFU is right for a patient?
HIFU is right for almost any patient, especially if their cancer is localized to the prostate. We ensure the patient has localized disease and then look at previous surgical history with regards to things that may have affected prostate anatomy.
7. In general, how quickly do your patients recover after HIFU? What do you tell men to expect?
Most of my patients recover and go out for lunch or dinner on the very same day. I tell them they can expect to get back to normal activities extremely quickly.
8. There are obviously a lot of different treatments for prostate cancer; where do you think HIFU best fits in the prostate cancer landscape?
I think HIFU can be right for any patient with localized prostate cancer but especially those that are young, sexually active and interested in preserving sexual function. It ensures patients minimal downtime and is a great alternative to much more invasive treatments.
Dr. Maury Jayson has partnered with HIFU Prostate Services, to offer his patients HIFU to give them the options of an effective treatment, with fewer side effects and a quicker recovery. Read Dr. Jayson’s complete bio here.
Dr. Maury Jayson
601 N Flamingo Road,
Pembroke Pines, FL
HIFU Prostate Services