High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
for Prostate Cancer
Urologist serving Houston, Tomball, Magnolia, The Woodlands, Montgomery, Conroe, Willowbrook and CyFair
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The Sonablate® 500 is a minimally invasive medical device developed by Focus Surgery, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN), that usesHIFU to treat prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The Sonablate® 500 may be an appropriate treatment for the thousands of men who will be diagnosed with the disease.
Precise and Controlled
The Sonablate® obtains real-time ultrasound images of the prostate and surrounding areas. From these images, the doctor plans where the ultrasound energy will be delivered. TheSonablate® software allows the physician to precisely define the treatment zones in order to destroy the entire gland.
Unlike radiation, HIFU is non-ionizing so it can be repeated, if necessary, without damaging healthy tissue. This means that HIFU may
also be used as a salvage technique if other prostate cancer treatments fail. The Sonablate® is the only HIFU device for prostate cancer that does not require a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), an invasive, surgical procedure, prior to treatment in order to achieve effective results.