Urology

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound or HIFU is a non-invasive heating procedure for treating localized prostate cancer. HIFU is another form of ablation that uses heat from sound waves to destroy cancerous prostate tissue while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact.

HIFU eliminates prostate cancer by directing ultrasound energy waves (not radiation) to destroy diseased prostate tissue. The sound waves are transmitted through the rectum and focuses precisely on the cancerous portions of the gland. This targeted and minimally invasive approach to treating prostate cancer leaves the healthy surrounding tissue unharmed, minimizing any side effects for greater quality of life.

Benefits

  • Personalized, focused treatment
  • Same-day, non-invasive procedure
  • Radiation-free
  • Minimal side effects