Procedures for Men

Prostate Cancer Ultrasound Treatment

Hight Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive treatment for contained prostate cancer. Ultrasound waves are focused with extreme precision instantly and effectively destroying the targeting cancerous cells in the prostate.

The ultrasound waves are delivered via a probe which is inserted into the rectum. The treatments last an average of two hours and is performed under spinal anesthesia with intravenous sedation.

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Surgeon Fees

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Most patients can go back to eating normal food the evening of treatment. The urinary catheter is removed two weeks later. Medication is prescribed for the following two weeks to prevent any infection of the urethra or bladder. In the period after treatment you may experience some discomfort including mild bleeding at the start of urination, frequent and sometimes urgent urination, urine leakage during physical exertion or coughing and sometimes the elimination of dead cancer cells in the urine. Infections with fever are rare but possible and require antibiotics. These side effects disappear in the weeks following the treatment.

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At a Glance

Avg. Costs:  

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2 to 3 hours


Spinal Anesthesia

In/Out Patient:  

Out Patient


2 weeks or more


Destruction of the cancerous tissue with minimal effect to the surrounding area.