A NOVEL TREATMENT FOR PROSTATE CANCER
FIGHT CANCER. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is a novel treatment for prostate cancer. This is an amazing treatment to treat prostate cancer with incredible precision, minimizing sexual and urinary side effects. It is done as an outpatient in our state of the art surgery centers with the best outcomes. Dr Vahan Kassabian at Advanced Urology is amongst the most experienced HIFU physicians in the world.
DON’T STRUGGLE WITH TRADITIONAL OPTIONS
Radiation seems to be an easy choice initially, but it has tremendous side effects in future years including bladder cancer, rectal cancer, radiation burns to the bladder and rectum, and urethral stricture disease. Proton therapy is another form of radiation and there is little to no long term data supporting its supposed superiority over traditional radiation. HIFU is a targeted and precise therapy for localized prostate cancer with great results and minimal risk of sexual and urinary dysfunction.
3 STEP JOURNEY TO SUCCESS
Our goal is to provide you personalized and innovative health care. We are professional, discreet, and empathetic. Our first visit in our clean, modern offices is to establish a relationship and understand your treatment goals. Meet us online or in person.
Urine is sent for urine culture to look bacteria. Imaging of the kidneys and bladder is performed via ultrasound.
You are sedated through an IV in our surgery center. Our proprietary algorithm is performed to clean your bladder and improve your symptoms. The procedure typically takes 30 minutes and you are sent home the same day.
IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR HIFU
1. Gleason 6 or 7 Prostate Cancer
2. 6 Cores or less
3. Prostate volume 60g or less
4. PSA less than 15
5. Cancer confined to prostate
HOW DOES HIGH INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND WORK?
HIFU works through ultrasound energy that is targeted in specific areas of the prostate using ultrasound guidance. Heat generated from ultrasound energy precisely kills prostate cancer cells with minimal damage to surrounding tissues. This millimeter accuracy leads to great outcomes and minimal side effects.
WHERE IS HIFU PERFORMED?
HIFU is performed in our state of the art ambulatory surgery centers with general anesthesia. It takes approximately 3 hours and you are sent home the same day with a catheter to drain urine.
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES: BETTER OUTCOMES AND LESS SIDE EFFECTS
Advanced HIFU technology provides the best outcomes with minimal side effects. We utilize Advanced technology with 3D geospatial mapping to precisely kill prostate cancer. This targeted millimeter accuracy improves outcomes and minimizes side effects such as sexual and urinary dysfunction. In fact, doctors from around the world come to Advanced to learn from our talented team.
ADVANTAGES OF ADVANCED HIFU
1. Safe and effective
2. Long term solution
4. No pain during procedure
5. Lower risk of sexual and urinary dysfunction
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF ADVANCED HIFU?
The side effects are limited. Symptoms are temporary for approximately 7 days and are generally alleviated with oral medicines. Side effects include mild discomfort in prostate and / or blood in urine.
BEST IN CLASS OUTCOMES
Our data warehouse includes 100 million data points that continuously track quality measures and ensure the absolute best outcome. Our personable doctors will tailor an individual treatment plan based on your unique needs. Outcomes matter.