Non-invasive HIFU for prostate cancer preserves quality of life.
HIFU: The Basics
HIFU, which stands for high intensity focused ultrasound, is a method of focusing sound waves to create heat at a specific point away from the energy source; this point is called the "focal point."
Over 13,000 men worldwide have chosen Sonablate HIFU for their prostate disease. Here are a few reasons why HIFU may be right for you too.
When HIFU energy is delivered to a specific location within the body, the tissue temperature at the focal point is elevated to nearly 195 degrees Fahrenheit in a matter of seconds, resulting in tissue destruction, while the tissue outside the focal point remains unharmed.
HIFU was approved by FDA for
prostate ablation in October 2015.
HIFU has similar rates of efficacy as other treatment options for prostate cancer with a lower risk of erectile dysfunction and incontinence. Additionally, HIFU does not preclude other treatment options and it can be used as a salvage treatment if other treatments, such as surgery or radiation, have failed and the cancer has returned.
After HIFU, men usually return
to their normal lifestyle within a few days
and the procedure can be repeated if necessary.
Our doctors are among the most experienced HIFU physicians worldwide. Dr. John Jurige orginally trained in the technology in 2007 and has treated or been involved with nearly 400 patients outside of the U.S. in Mexico, Bermuda and the Bahamas. He has been integral in training other physicians and teaching about clinical outcomes.
HIFU Prostate Services Kentucky is a partnership between First Urology and HIFU Prostate Services that brings together the medical experience and insights from expert physicians with the administrative support of individuals with over 12 years experience working with Sonablate HIFU technology.
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IN THE NEWS
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