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2013-09-12 23:02:30

Prominent physician, Dr. Bert Vorstman, warns about overreacting during prostate cancer awareness month. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Prominent Florida prostate cancer specialist, Bert Vorstman MD, MS, FAAP, FRACS, FACS, has posted his latest blog, “Made Sick from Prostate Cancer Awareness and Screening” on his URO HEALTH blog site.Dr Bert Vorstman is a Coral Springs based urological surgeon and patient advocate with some 30 years of surgical experience. Dr. Vorstman...

2012-09-19 02:29:48

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent Florida urologist questions the ethics as well as the place of the scientifically unproven robotic prostatectomy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. In addition, he believes that the use of PSA derivatives and kinetics, instead of using the total PSA, may minimize particularly the evaluation of men with a commonly false-positive PSA. "This very basic but well-known healthcare concern represents a major...

2012-06-26 02:27:39

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Bert Vorstman, a Florida urologist with nearly 30 years expertise in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, today has launched a series of exclusive medical reports detailing the truths, myths and marketing manipulations behind prostate cancer screening and treatment options. The reports, which are written by Dr. Vorstman as an advocacy and educational resource tool for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, can be found at...

2012-05-17 02:25:30

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world's top urologists begin the 107th Annual AUA Meeting in Atlanta this Friday, one of the nation's top prostate cancer specialists is challenging his colleagues to initiate long term studies to scientifically, objectively and reliably inform patients as to when and how to treat localized prostate cancer. "Many uninformed, vulnerable men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer are purposely steered towards conventional surgery or robotic...

2012-01-31 06:30:00

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Bert Vorstman, a urologist with nearly 30 years expertise in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, is challenging the validity of curative life extension claims promoted by manufacturers and surgeons employing radical prostate surgery/robotics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120131/CL41145 ) Dr. Vorstman addresses these inconsistencies in an extensive treatise on prostate surgery at...

2011-10-31 06:30:00

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer patient advocate Dr. Bert Vorstman cautions men diagnosed with an elevated PSA (prostatic specific antigen or tPSA) through a routine blood test from being steered towards aggressive treatments that could leave them impotent and incontinent. A government panel--The United States Preventative Task Force--recently issued a statement that men should no longer get screened for prostate cancer, as they found the tPSA blood test...

2011-09-19 06:30:00

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing chorus of patients and physicians are cautioning men to arm themselves with knowledge before agreeing to more radical surgeries to treat prostate cancer. One of the loudest voices is that coming from Florida urologist Dr. Bert Vorstman, a nationally recognized prostate cancer specialist with 30 years expertise in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. In an article in a major Florida newspaper, Dr. Vorstman warns patients...

2011-09-01 06:30:00

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an extensive article reviewing the most popular prostate cancer treatments available to men today, prominent U.S. urologist Dr. Bert Vorstman takes a critical view on manufacturers, hospital systems and some colleagues who minimize the after effects of radical surgeries while continuing to endorse the procedures as a viable option. "I believe that the radical surgical/robotic treatment option has single-handedly increased the...

2011-08-22 06:30:00

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an extensive article reviewing the most popular prostate cancer treatments available to men today, South Florida urologist Dr. Bert Vorstman takes a critical view on manufacturers, hospital systems and some colleagues who minimize the after effects of radical surgeries while continuing to endorse the procedures as a viable option. "I believe that the radical surgical/robotic treatment option has single-handedly increased the incidence...

2011-04-12 06:30:00

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent prostate cancer specialist is urging men recently diagnosed with localized prostate cancer to carefully review all methods of treatment--treatments that sometimes can result in numerous post-operative quality of life issues including incontinence and impotence, often requiring second surgeries. Dr. Bert Vorstman, a former faculty member in the Department of Urology at the University of Miami and a Board Certified and...