World renowned Specialist in advanced MRI-Guided Prostate Imaging and Treatment,
Founder of Sperling Prostate Center
Dan Sperling, M.D., is a premier authority and pioneer in the use of MRI-Guided prostate imaging. His groundbreaking work at The Sperling Prostate Centerrepresents a new paradigm in both the detection and treatment of prostate cancer.
Dr. Sperling uses a high definition, multi-parametric MRI to produce detailed images of the prostate. His MRI technology provides precise images that detail the size and dimensions of the gland, allowing him to map the prostate with accuracy. In addition, Dr. Sperling performs several tests during the MRI to identify potential tumors and to mark these regions of interest. The result is incredibly detailed information about the size and location of possible tumors. Next, any suspected tumors can be targeted and sampled through either MRI-Guided Biopsy or MRI/Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy. Finally, by combining the biopsy results with the prostate map, Dr. Sperling can help patients and doctors improve cancer detection and improve treatment planning, whether the treatment of choice is surgery, radiation or ablation, watchful waiting or focal therapy.
Dr. Sperling offers several methods to treat prostate tumors, including MRI-Guided Prostate Laser Ablation, a procedure he helped to pioneer. This revolutionary treatment represents a major shift from radical surgery and radiation. MRI-Guided prostate Laser Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that can virtually eliminate many of the risks associated with traditional forms of prostate treatment, such as impotence (erectile dysfunction) and incontinence (loss of bladder control). MRI-Guided Laser Ablation requires no inpatient surgery and is completed in less than an hour. The procedure is performed by Dr. Sperling, usually in teamwork with a urologist.