High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for the Ablation of Prostate Tissue

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a totally non-invasive, radiation-free outpatient procedure for the treatment of prostate cancer. HIFU’s robotic technology uses high-intensity ultrasound waves to precisely treat only the diseased part of the prostate – without damaging surrounding tissue. HIFU can be performed under general anesthesia or spinal block and last about 1 hour, with the patient going home on the same day. Patients who have localized prostate cancer (stage T1 or T2) with a small volume of disease, those who are unfit for surgery or who would like to explore alternative options to preserve their quality of life may be eligible for this procedure.

Benefits Include:

Highly effective
Less pain
Low side effect occurrence
Reduced recovery time
No radiation
No blood loss
Significantly reduces the risk for incontinence and impotence
Repeatable treatment

For more information about HIFU and other advanced prostate cancer treatment options at NAU Urology Specialists, please call (512) 238-0762 or contact us at info@northaustinurology.com.