What is HIFU?
HIFU stands for high intensity focused ultrasound. This noninvasive treatment uses precision-focused ultrasound waves to heat and destroy targeted prostatic tissue without bothering healthy surrounding tissue. HIFU has been used effectively to treat BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) and localized prostate cancer.
What can I expect during treatment
HIFU can be performed on an outpatient basis while under anesthesia. Each treatment takes 1-3 hours. Following treatment, a catheter is necessary for about one week. Within a few days, you are able to resume normal activity.
Why Choose HIFU?
- HIFU has similar rates of efficacy as other treatment options for prostate cancer, such as surgery and radiation, with lower risk of erectile dysfunction and incontinence.
- Men usually return to their normal lifestyle within a few days and the procedure can be repeated if necessary.
- It may be used as a salvage treatment option when a person has already had radiation, cryotherapy or surgery and the cancer has returned.
- HIFU does not preclude other treatment options.
For more information on HIFU, please visit our HIFU website: http://www.hpskentucky.com
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