WHO IS DR. TRACY GAPIN?
Dr. Tracy Gapin is a physician, entrepreneur and speaker. He graduated from Texas A&M University Magna Cum Laude in 1994 and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas in 1998. He completed his general surgery internship in 1999 and his urology residency in 2004 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida at Shands Hospital. Dr. Gapin joined Florida Urology Specialists in Sarasota, Florida in 2004. Dr. Gapin is board certified by the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Urological Association and Florida Urologic Society.
Dr. Gapin combines his extensive experience with cutting-edge technology to offer patients state-of-the-art care. He has been a true pioneer for innovation in his community since joining Florida Urology Specialists in 2004.
Dr. Gapin was the first surgeon to perform a da Vinci robotic prostatectomy in Sarasota in 2006 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and the first surgeon to integrate DaVinci-S robotic technology in the state of Florida at that time. He was also the first urologist to perform a robotic prostatectomy at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota, Florida in 2011. He has successfully completed over 300 surgeries utilizing this cutting edge medical technology.
Dr. Gapin is once again on the forefront of cutting edge technology. He is one of only a handful of urologists specialized in performing 3-D MRI/US fusion biopsies to detect prostate cancer as well treating prostate cancer patients with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and focal therapy. In 2013, he was the first urologist in Sarasota to perform 3-D MRI/US targeted fusion biopsy for advanced prostate cancer detection, which has since become the standard of care.
In 2013, he was the first board-certified urologist from Sarasota, Florida to perform High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for minimally invasive treatment of men with prostate cancer. HIFU has since been FDA-approved for use here in the US and is becoming more widely recognized and utilized to treat prostate cancer with minimal treatment-related side effects compared to traditional options.
Dr. Gapin founded Sarasota Prostate Care in 2014 to focus on MRI/US targeted fusion biopsy and HIFU.