Benefits of HIFU
HIFU treatment for prostate cancer represents the best of what medicine and technology have to offer. It is revolutionizing an area of treatment that used to carry significant risk of adverse effects. Now, thanks to HIFU, early stage prostate cancer may be treated in such a way that it does not significantly alter a man’s quality of living or physical condition.
Procedures are done at an outpatient clinic.
Patients don’t have to be hospitalized and are typically discharged the same day, after undergoing the 1.5 to 4 hour procedure. The procedure is done in an elegant, experienced, acclaimed, surgery center located in the heart of Southern California.
Treatment is completely non-invasive.
Unlike many alternatives, HIFU treatment of prostate cancer does not require any kind of surgical incision. By targeting the cancerous area of the prostate so precisely with nothing but sound waves, HIFU surgeons can avoid the surgical trauma to your body that can take weeks to heal.
The operation is relatively painless.
Given that HIFU is done under anesthesia, any associated discomfort is muted, and since there is much less physical trauma to the skin and underlying tissue and muscle, the healing process is quicker and much more comfortable.
Precision preserves quality of life.
Having the ability to target areas of prostate cancer cells as small as a grain of rice, using automated targeting technology that fuses diagnostic MRI and ultrasound images, allows HIFU surgeons to preserve healthy prostate tissue. This is in stark contrast to the old method that required destroying most of the prostate to kill the cancer. This means less and faster healing by your body and dramatically improved capacity for maintaining potency and bladder control (in 99% of patients).
Learn more about the specific benefits related to Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Incontinence.
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Common Prostate Treatment Efficacy
- Faster Recovery Time with HIFU (compared to surgery) 70% 70%
- Shorter Duration of Procedure with HIFU (compared to radiation) 95% 95%
- Chance of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) at 5 years with Surgery or Radiation 50% 50%
- Chance of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) or Incontinence with HIFU 1% 1%
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