For more than 130 years, UTMB has stood with Texas—training today and tomorrow’s health care workforce; working to better understand and treat illness and injury; providing care of for Texas families; and innovating new ways to improve health.

UTMB opened in 1891 as the nation’s first public medical school and hospital under unified leadership—already a pioneer. What began as one hospital and medical school building in Galveston is now a major academic health sciences center of global influence; a world-renowned research enterprise; and a growing, comprehensive health system with hospitals on four campuses and a network of clinics.

UTMB includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and will soon be adding a School of Public and Population Health. It has four institutes for advanced study; a major medical library; a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care; and numerous research facilities. UTMB is a part of The University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.

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301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX, USA


If you have any questions about the TULSA Procedure, an education team member from Profound will respond within 72 hours.   

Treatment team

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Dr. Eric M. Walser

Professor and Chairman of the UTMB Department of Radiology

An internationally-renowned interventional radiologist, Dr. Walser’s clinical interests are wide-ranging and include the use of non-surgical ablation for treatment of small tumors in the prostate, liver, lung and kidney as alternatives to open surgery.

He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and authored textbooks on Interventional Radiology. Dr. Walser has lectured throughout the world regarding minimally invasive cancer treatment. His training in Radiology was at Indiana University and he was a Professor of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Florida for 5 years before taking the chairman’s role at UTMB in 2012.

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Anne Nance Dnp, Aprn, Fnpc

Anne leads the clinical care prostate team at UTMB since 2016 as a Nurse Practitioner credentialed by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

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Leticia Acosta

Leticia coordinates insurance eligibility and benefits and coordinates schedules to ensure prostate procedures occur smoothly.

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Amy Driscoll

Amy directly works with Medicare and other insurance carriers to authorize and schedule ablation procedures. She also gets orders from the UTMB team to patients for blood labs, imaging and medications before and after these procedures.

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Emilie Flemister

Emily works directly with patients to provide information and set up appointments with the prostate care team at UTMB.

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