Recent study shows PSA tests have helped decrease prostate cancer deaths

A recent study published what many urologists already know – PSA tests for prostate cancer save lives. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that while the incidence of prostate cancer has not decreased in the past 20 years, the death rate from the disease has decreased a staggering 40%.

PSA, prostate-specific antigen, is a protein produced in the prostate. A PSA test measures the amount of PSA in your blood. High levels of PSA may indicate the presence of cancer. If a PSA test comes back high, you will to undergo further evaluation for prostate cancer.

It is important for males to begin prostate cancer screenings at age 40 because many patients don’t experience any symptoms in the early stages of the disease. If the cancer is detected early, it is much easier to treat.

There is some conflict among organizations as to what screening method is best and whether PSA tests are necessary, but we suggest it is best to utilize the PSA test as it can potentially save your life. At Comprehensive Urology, our doctors will evaluate your family history, age, risk factors, and previous cancer screening results, in addition to screening you to ensure you are taking every preventive measure possible.

If you are over the age of 40, please begin screening for prostate cancer. Call (310)278-8330 today to schedule your PSA test.

New and Innovative Surgical Technique for Minimally Invasive Brow Lifting

Dr. Guy Massry, Beverly Hills Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, has just published results on an innovative surgical technique for minimally invasive brow lifting.

Dr. Guy Massry, Beverly Hills Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, has just published results on a new and innovative surgical technique for minimally invasive brow lifting. Dr. Massry has named the procedure “The External Browpexy.”

The procedure is easy to learn, as it employs standard surgical techniques, with most cosmetic surgeons adapting to the technique quickly after a short period of observation.

Dr. Massry’s goal was to develop a brow lifting procedure which was quick, relatively complication free, can be performed under local anesthesia, and yield excellent results with high patient satisfaction. The “External Browpexy” has done just this.

Dr. Massry first introduced the procedure (with all data and surgical outcomes) at last year’s fall meeting of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryMassry(ASOPRS) in Orlando, Florida. The presentation was well received and adopted by many in the field. Dr. Massry later presented the technique at the Cedars Sinai Annual Multidisciplinary Cosmetic Surgery Scientific Symposium in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Massry then submitted the technique for peer reviewed publication. It was accepted for publication at the end of 2011 and has come to press this month, being published in the journal Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (OPRS), the only scientific peer reviewed journal for ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Massry is proud to present the technique to the general medical and surgical community.

This recent innovation is born out of a continuing effort by DrMassry to improve the field of Ophthalmic Plastic &Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Massry is also active making comprehensive information available to anyone consideringophthalmic plastic surgery (such as brow lift surgery, blepharoplasty surgery, eyelid fat grafting, eyelid fillers and reconstructive eyelid surgery) through his website and social network pages. Please visit Comprehensive information on these subjects are also available in Dr. Massry’s most recent textbook in the field titled “Master Techniques inBlepharoplasty and Periorbital Rejuvenation”

Cosmetic eyelid plastic surgery is a practice which requires a specialist to get the best results. Beverly Hills cosmetic eyelid surgeon, Dr. Guy Massry, has years of experience with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty, canthoplasty, ptosis repair, eyelid fat grafting, eyelid fat repositioning, etc.) and would be happy to evaluate your specific needs for enhancing your appearance. He practices reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery, reconstructive ophthalmic plastic surgery, cosmetic wrinkle treatment, and more in Los Angeles, West Hills, and Beverly HillsCalifornia.