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Looking for the best prostate doctor in Panama City FL and surrounding towns – Before choosing a prostate doctor for cancer treatment in Panama City Florida call one of the prostate doctors at Florida’s famed Dattoli Cancer Center – Highest published cure rates with lowest side-effects

At the Dattoli Cancer Center and Brachytherapy Research Institute in Sarasota, Florida, we have some of the finest prostate doctors in the world, not just in Panama City Florida, and we know that’s what you are looking for. You want to beat prostate cancer and you want a prostate doctor that understands you don’t want to live with any life altering, debilitating, side effects like incontinence and erectile dysfunction, and you certainly don’t want some insurance company forcing you to use “their” prostate doctor because they have negotiated better rates for subpar protocols that only serve them, and not you the patient, the one with everything on the line. Far too often, we the insured pay the price for negotiated medicine in the form of fewer options, none of which are classified by quality of care, all of which are classified by cheapest costs for the insurer, or maximum profits for corporate medicine. You know this, it’s why you have gone looking for the best prostate doctor in Panama City Florida you can find, so you can get better and live the life you have always lived, not the one the insurance company, or your “in group” urologist recommends you live, simply because he or she is directed to do so for “in group” economic advantage. It’s just the way the system has been set up to ensure everyone gets “adequate” healthcare. But this is your life and you have chosen to take control of it. You want the best care, and we can provide that to you. We bill insurance just like everyone else, even out of state insurance, so we can help you navigate the claims process with your provider so you can choose the best healthcare and prostate doctor and treatment that gives you not only the best odds of long-term survival, but the one that provides the best outcome in terms of quality-of-life post treatment.
“Florida’s Famed Dattoli Cancer Center And It’s DART Enabled Prostate Doctors Treat Just As Many Out Of State Prostate Cancer Patients As They Do Florida Based Prostate Cancer Patients”
With the world’s highest published cure rates and lowest rates of negative side effects, the Dattoli Cancer Center and Brachytherapy Research Institute, gives you just that, your life back. Whether you have early-stage prostate cancer, late-stage prostate cancer, or even late-stage prostate cancer where you have been told it’s untreatable, you can rest assured that your Dattoli Cancer Center prostate doctor is here to help you through to a better life. We specialize in, and have published, the world’s highest control rates for both early-stage prostate cancer, and amazingly high control rates for late-stage prostate cancer and what many prostate doctors have deemed “untreatable” prostate cancer.

Our Founding Prostate Doctor Dr. Dattoli, and the Center’s namesake, is World Renown with Many Accolades, Published Data and Works, as Well as Many Contributions to The World of Prostate Cancer Research and Treatment

 Dr. Dattoli, our Florida Cancer Center namesake, and one of our founding prostate doctors is known the world over for his many contributions to prostate cancer treatment protocols, treatment technology development, and his contribution to his peers in terms of publications, data collection and production, as well as worldwide presentations at some of the world’s most respected gatherings of prostate doctors and radiation oncologists. Further, under his guidance, the Dattoli Cancer Center in Sarasota Florida garnered the world’s highest and longest published cure rates for prostate cancer treatment. The published, and peer reviewed data, showed that the Dattoli and Varian Medical Systems pioneered DART method of non-surgical, non-invasive, prostate cancer treatment using both DART and Brachytherapy in combination, produced far less life altering side effects like incontinence and erectile dysfunction, and had comparable cure rates for early stage prostate cancer, with an incredible reporting for cure rates of late stage prostate cancer considered untreatable with other methods, that were nothing short of remarkable, and unapproachable world-wide by any other prostate doctor, clinic, or treatment protocols or methodologies. This is still true even today.

Founding Prostate Doctor And World Renown Radiation Oncologist – More About Michael J. Dattoli, MD

Michael J. Dattoli, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist and prostate doctor with decades of brachytherapy experience and has performed thousands of prostate implant procedures. He is considered the foremost pioneer optimizing brachytherapy designs to maximize tumor eradication and minimize life changing symptoms and side effects. Dr. Dattoli has successfully applied the same technology to other forms of cancer, including breast, head and neck, GI, GYN, sarcomas and lung malignancies. He is a noted author and speaker in this complex field of medicine. Dr. Dattoli attended the University of California at Berkeley and was the Valedictorian of his class at Vassar College; he earned his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Radiation Oncology at New York University Medical Center, then distinguished himself at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, as the Special Fellow in Brachytherapy. He was appointed Associate Professor in Brachytherapy and Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center in New York and at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center prior to relocating to Florida.

Dr. Dattoli serves on multiple journal editorial review boards. Government appointments include; 

  • The Prostate Cancer Task Force in Florida
  • Consultant to the Washington Oncology Roundtable Advisory Committee
  • He was selected by the International Association of Oncologists as a Leading Physician of the World and top Brachytherapist

The Dattoli Cancer Center’s Commitment To Excellence In Prostate Doctors – Your Newest Dattoli Cancer Center Prostate Doctor – Arvind Soni, MD

When it comes to excellence in your prostate doctor, the Dattoli Cancer Center prides itself on only staffing the finest prostate doctors available not only in Florida, but anywhere. In 2020 the Dattoli Cancer Center welcomed it’s newest Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Arvind Soni.  Dr. Soni is accomplished in his own right with many outstanding achievements of note.

Our Newest Prostate Doctor And Radiation Oncologist – More About Arvind Soni, MD 

Dr. Soni is a board-certified Radiation Oncologist who received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. He completed his Radiation Oncology residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Radiation Oncology in Rochester, New York, where he also served as Chief Resident. Following his residency, Dr. Soni was an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Soni worked closely with Dr. Philip Rubin and assisted with two FDA IDE’s. He worked on protocols to get approval for novel therapies such as vascular radiation therapy and algorithms to improve prostate seed placement. Dr. Soni received the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award and the John Michelis Memorial Award for high achievement in biomedical engineering. He graduated from Rutgers University with honors in electrical engineering and was admitted to two national engineering honor societies. He is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncologists, Florida Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, and the Florida Medical Association. Dr. Soni is featured in several publications and is actively involved with civic organizations. Dr. Soni has been a contributor and liaison editor of several journals. In addition to being a practicing radiation oncologist, Dr. Soni has been a consultant for several biotech startups. He assisted with the data collection and writeup to the FDA. Dr. Soni also assisted in making some improvements to a device which is currently being developed. He is currently named in a couple of pending patents.

In Panama City Florida, When it Comes to Your Prostate Doctor, Your Cure and Control Rate as Well as Side-Effect Mitigation, Relies as Much on The Treatment Protocol as it Does Your Prostate Doctor

You absolutely need the best prostate doctor you can find, whether that’s in Panama City Florida, some other state, or from around the globe, to maximize not only your cure rate, but to ensure you have a great quality of life post prostate cancer treatment. To do that, you must mitigate short- and long-term side effects. With prostate cancer treatment you need to be primarily concerned with incontinence and sexual health post treatment. For your best chances at a successful outcome, not only do you need the best prostate doctor available, but you also need to make sure you have chosen the right treatment protocol that has proven to have the highest cure and control rates over decades of successful delivery. That means using DART as your treatment protocol with conditional consideration for Brachytherapy.

Florida’s Dattoli Cancer Center, Your Prostate Doctor, Dart & Brachytherapy – Overcoming Prostate Cancer

When it comes to prostate cancer treatment, understanding the methodology as well as any associated technology utilized, and their histories with regards to successful outcomes in terms  of their success rate, and rate of post treatment, short- and long-term complications, is essential in making the best decision for your care. Advocate for yourself as a patient and become as informed as you can be in the decision-making process.

It’s been well known for some time that DART and Brachytherapy in combination offers the best prostate cancer control rates of any prostate cancer radiation treatment process. DART was pioneered by Dr, Dattoli and the Dattoli Cancer Center in conjunction with Varian Medical Systems, a world leader in radiotherapy solutions for treating cancer. Even today DART offers the highest published control and cure rates of broadly available radiation treatments for prostate cancer.

Without getting too technical, your best chance for your highest cure and control rate with minimal life altering side effects is the treatment that allows for the most precise targeting of areas of cancer so that you don’t under treat areas in need and over treat areas that don’t need, such as your rectum or bladder. Most of the serious life changing side effects come from one of two scenarios. One, the mis-targeting of areas outside of the margins of the areas of interest, and that comes from the prostate doctor’s ability to plan for your treatment, precisely, and stay on that plan, precisely, throughout the entire treatment cycle.  And two, the prostate doctor’s ability to treat with the proper amount of radiation without providing too much during any one session. It is well accepted that over radiation for expediency in treatment of prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of life altering side effects.

With regards to continual, precise targeting, the best process available today to prostate doctors is DART. In fact DART was pioneered by the Dattoli Cancer Center for this very reason, we knew if we could maintain high cure and control rates, but reduce the harmful side effects that continually plague other treatment protocols, we would increase the quality of life for prostate cancer patients post treatment. At the heart of DART implementation for prostate cancer treatment is motion management.

If you are to compare prostate treatment protocols, DART cure and control rates are considered some of the highest in the industry, and perhaps IMRT can compare as well. However, where DART separates from the crowd, including common IMRT is when it comes to those life altering side effects, and in the successful treatment of late-stage prostate cancer, even those considered “untreatable” by other prostate doctors with alternative treatments.  DART implements 4D motion management, where IMRT does not. Prostate doctors working at big medical, hospital, and teaching university hospital groups could use comprehensive motion management, but because of insurance reimbursement policies, they choose not to. Here at the Dattoli Cancer Center we take the Hippocratic Oath seriously, and we know that without the utilization of comprehensive motion management, and although your cure and control rate might be adequate, you are at much higher risk for post treatment life altering side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction. 

Ask Your Prostate Doctor More About Comprehensive Motion Management – It Must Be Part Of Your Treatment Protocol If You Are To Minimize Post Treatment, Short- And Long-Term Life Altering Side Effects

 Most prostate doctors in Panama City FL, well anywhere actually, would tell you that they have motion management as part of their protocol, and maybe by their definition it’s “motion management”. Most prostate doctors will take initial images to align their treatment to the tumor location. Sure, it’s motion management by basic definition, but it isn’t comprehensive motion management, and it’s not good enough for your treatment if you want to avoid potentially harmful side effects.

Here is why it isn’t good enough, and here is why at the heart of DART, our founding prostate doctor and radiation oncologist Dr. Michael Dattoli, pioneered comprehensive motion management and made it central to DART treatment and the Dattoli Protocol. 

Our bodies are moving all the time, even when we are sitting still, our bodies, internal organs and structures, are constantly moving. But when it comes to prostate cancer treatment and surgery, your prostate doctor is only as good as his roadmap, and that roadmap is always outdated, ever so slightly. Your prostate doctor needs a new one, each, and every second of your treatment to ensure you don’t treat what you want to miss, and miss what you want to treat.

Utilizing several state-of-the-art motion management tools and associated software, the DART protocol, unlike other available treatment options, controls the beam targeting precisely where and when you need it, automatically turning on and shutting off, as your body moves in order to recalculate and retarget precisely once again. In this way you are assured you irradiate as much of the tumor as you can, with the highest dosage possible, but in doing so protecting areas outside of the margin from being erroneously targeted. It’s the irradiation of non-target areas that cause the worst side effects. How can you guaranty you won’t target the wrong area if you aren’t doing real time motion analysis with radiation beam control? You simply can’t. So what are the other treatments actually doing to minimize your post treatment side effects? They are for all intent and purpose relying on a 20-year-old road map to get to their destination, it’s inevitable they will get lost, and by lost we mean the irradiation of organs and tissues that were not meant to be treated, simply because you moved, and they didn’t track that movement and protect you as thoroughly as they could with the extra precaution.  When a prostate doctor mentions the term “acceptable toxicities” this is what they are talking about. Now, they deem it, and make it seem “acceptable”, but we at the Dattoli Cancer Center do not, and neither should you because so much is at stake.

Respiratory Gating – Your Prostate Doctor And The Implementation Of 4D Motion Management And Control

Respiratory gating is a sophisticated technology used by our prostate doctors that orchestrates careful coordination between the patient and the radiation team.  The radiation beam is synchronized with the device and only turns on when the tumor is in the optimal position and shuts off when the tumor is not in the field of treatment, making sure you treat what you need and want to treat, and miss what you absolutely need to miss.

Respiratory gating is a technique that improves the accuracy and effectiveness of radiation therapy for tumors that move with breathing and other body movements. Some of the advantages of respiratory gating are:

  • It can reduce the amount of radiation exposure to healthy tissues and organs near the tumor. This can lower the risk of life altering side effects and life changing complications from radiation therapy.
  • It can allow for higher doses of radiation to be delivered precisely to the tumor, which can increase the chances of tumor control and cure.
  • It can shorten the treatment sessions, as less radiation is wasted on non-targeted areas.
  • It can enhance the quality of imaging and planning for radiation therapy, as it can capture the tumor motion in four dimensions (three spatial dimensions plus time).
  • It can turn the beam off if the target is out of the treatment field or a critical structure is in the field, thus greatly minimizing the likelihood of life altering and changing side effects.

Humans are not a bowl of fruit. We move during treatment.  Taking an image before treatment as most prostate doctors do does not guarantee the target is being treated and non-targets are being avoided.  It is critically important to monitor the patient’s, and the tumor’s real time position during treatment to ensure the desired control and cure rate as well as well as minimize the potential for post treatment side effects.

“Without respiratory gating, prostate doctors and radiation oncologists can treat what they want to miss, and miss what they want to treat.”

Ensure you are getting the best care you can by asking your prostate doctor if they monitor positioning in real time, and have the technology, equipment, software, and the trained staff, to automatically react to positioning risk during radiation treatment. In fact, you need to ask if this process is not only available but if in fact your treatment plan calls for it, just because they have it, doesn’t mean they will use it. Quite often prostate doctors avoid taking these extra steps because it increases treatment time, time the insurance companies likely won’t reimburse for.

For Convenience, The Prostate Doctors At The Dattoli Cancer Center, Like Panama City Florida Prostate Doctors, Use The Same Lab Centers in Panama City FL Before and During Your Prostate Cancer Treatment

As the Dattoli Cancer Center has the highest, and longest published cure and control rates for prostate cancer treatment with the least number of documented side effects in the world, we have naturally become a destination for prostate cancer sufferers from not only around the United States, including from your state of Florida, but globally. For convenience, we utilize local testing facilities for labs prior, and during treatment. In Panama City Florida, our prostate doctors recommend the following lab facilities.
When It Comes To Finding Your Prostate Doctor In Panama City Florida, Or Elsewhere, Remember It’s Both The Quality Of The Prostate Doctor And The Protocol That Matters To Your Outcome. Talk To One Of Our Prostate Doctors And Get Informed.
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