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Mark Tarallo
March, 2017

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James Bailey

I have been a patient of Dr. Bilowus since early 2000, initially treated for BPH. In the summer of 2008 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. My PSA went from 3.0 to 4.7, followed by a biopsy with 3 of 12 samples positive with Gleason score 6 (1 with a trace of 7). Following extensive research into treatment options, I selected the HIFU option. I was treated with HIFU in Nassau (by Dr. Bilowus) in the late fall of 2008. (HIFU was not authorized in the U.S. at that time). The day after the treatment I walked several miles around the resort shopping with my wife.

The catheter in your lower abdomen is a minor annoyance, but really does not bother you, other than, even though you are having night time erections and feel you are ready to return to your normal sex life, it would be a little awkward with the catheter. My catheter came out after about 3.5 weeks and things were almost normal within a few days. I did experience some urgency problems when I needed to urinate, but they were controllable. I have a friend who had the DaVinci surgery 6 weeks before me, but after a couple of days my recovery was well ahead of his and he had the same urgency problems.

Nine years later I lead an active life playing tennis and golf, and building houses for Habitat for Humanity. No incontinence problems have occurred and sexual function has been maintained. Dr. Bilowus continues to regularly monitor my status. My PSA has continued to be <0.2 for 8 plus years.

William M
August 2017

HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) - HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is approved for use in the USA. Dr. Bilowus is the most experienced HIFU physician in the Virginia, D.C., Maryland area, with over 10 years of HIFU experience. He preforms the HIFU procedure locally in the National Capital Area.

Prostate Enlargement and Blockage (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) - Treatment for difficulty with urination or incomplete bladder emptying due to BPH is available with Laser Therapy to reduce blockage tissue as an outpatient hospital procedure or office-based Prostiva procedure. Dr. Bilowus is highly trained and experienced with all forms of new minimally invasive office-based treatments such as Prostiva RF treatment and Targis microwave treatment.

Prostate Cancer Screening
- Prostate physical exam (DRE) should be done in all men after age 40. In men with a family history, no knowledge of family history (adopted), or African-American heritage, PSA blood testing should begin at age 40 annually instead of age 50.

Kidney Stone Lithotripsy (ESWL) - This can now be performed effectively and quickly on stones within the ureter non-invasively (without surgery) with the new Reston Hospital Center Dornier Lithotriptor. Dr. Bilowus is specially trained and very experienced with the Dornier Lithotriptor.

- This procedure is available as an outpatient through the hospital or as a confidential, in-office procedure under local anesthetic. Special financial arrangements are available for patients not covered by insurance.

Vasectomy Reversal (Vasovasostomy)
- This procedure can now be done with IV sedation and local anesthetics, using an operating microscope with 10x magnification.

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