Patient Stories: Leo Cohen

Leo Cohen with wide background
Share on facebook
Share on twitter

When he first received the worrying news of a prostate cancer diagnosis, Leo Cohen and his wife of over 50 years wanted a solution. A retired electronics engineer from Manhattan, Mr. Cohen always does his research. He considers himself a well-informed consumer (especially when it comes to matters of his health), and knew that radiation therapy – a common treatment for prostate cancer – was not an option for him.

Mr. Cohen, faced with the choice of cryotherapy or removing his prostate entirely, sought additional options. After reading about focal high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment offered at Maimonides, he decided to contact Dr. David Silver, who leads the Maimonides Prostate Center and serves as Director of the Division of Urology. Mr. Cohen chose to undergo the breakthrough Focal HIFU treatment, since it targets and eliminates the cancerous portion of the prostate with minimal side effects. The outcome was highly successful.

“I was concerned about how I would feel after the procedure, if I would have pain or soreness,” Mr. Cohen says. “But when I woke up, I didn’t experience any discomfort.”

Maimonides is the first hospital on the East Coast to offer next-generation focal HIFU, “an excellent treatment option,” says Mr. Cohen. “You don’t have to undergo radiation, hormone therapy or surgery — and it’s minimally invasive. You just go under anesthesia, wake up and it’s done.”



Patient Stories: Amber Tu

When baby Amber stopped drinking milk and started sleeping all the time, James Tu knew something was seriously wrong with his daughter. Learn how the pediatric specialists at Maimonides Children’s Hospital were able to diagnose a rare, potentially fatal illness and reverse its course to save her life.

Patient Stories: Chaim Perlman

Chaya Perlman was fortunate to give birth at Maimonides Medical Center. There, doctors in the NICU found that her newborn son had a tracheoesophageal fistula (an abnormal connection of the esophagus and trachea). Learn how pediatric specialists at the only children’s hospital in Brooklyn helped her baby survive the first harrowing months of his life.

Share this post with your friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Visit Us

Main Hospital

4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219