About HIFU Treatment
One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Conventional methods of treatment are surgery, radiation and cryosurgery. There is another method of treatment called HIFU.
HIFU which stands for high intensity focused ultrasound is a minimally invasive technique for treating diseased tissue with precise, focused ultrasound waves that raise the temperature of the target to nearly 90 degrees Celsius (195 degrees Fahrenheit) in 2-3 seconds. This rapid-firing heat effectively destroys the targeted tissue but leaves the surrounding healthy tissue intact.
The Sonablate® 500 is being studied in clinical trails for use in the treatment of prostate cancer in the United States and is not approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. HIFU with Sonablate® 500 is authorized for use for the treatment of prostate cancer in Canada, Argentina and the Dominican Republic. It is also available in the Bahamas and Mexico.
This website is provided for general informational purposes and is not indented, and should not be used, to make medical decisions. If you are in need of medical advice, you are advised to contact Dr. Kassabian.