LOS ALAMITOS, CA--(Marketwire - June 14, 2007) - Dr. Robert Pugach, Medical Director of Pacific Coast Urology Medical Center, has been invited to train urologists in Beijing and Shanghai. Dr. Pugach and Gladys Rentie, RN, the Center's Nursing Coordinator, will spend one week with Chinese physicians and nurses providing instruction and hands-on training in thermotherapy using the new CoolWave system. Thermotherapy is used to treat men with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate. Dr. Pugach focuses his practice on minimally invasive urological procedures and is one of the most experienced physicians in thermotherapy in the world.
BPH is a non-cancerous condition in which the prostate cells increase in number. Starting at age 35, the prostate starts to enlarge and puts pressure on the urethra which prevents the bladder from emptying completely, making urination difficult and painful. Left untreated, BPH can result in urological problems including frequent urination, a weak stream and sudden urges to use a bathroom. More serious problems include bladder infections, bleeding, incontinence and kidney failure.