Focal One® HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) for the treatment of prostate cancer

This is an alternative option to observation or surveillance for men with early stage prostate cancer. It is also suitable as a salvage therapy in patients who were previously treated by surgery or radiation therapy and now have a recurrence.

This technology merges an ultrasound of the prostate with prior targeted biopsy and MRI information to develop a 3-D image and treatment plan to destroy the prostate cancer tissue. An ablation is performed using an ultrasound beam that creates a high temperature to destroy cells in the targeted areas of the prostate.  

  • No incision or scar
  • No blood loss
  • Outpatient procedure with quick recovery
  • One time procedure
  • Minimal side effects for most patients

While it is newly available in the United States, this is a treatment that has provided excellent results for more than 20 years in Europe. It is covered by many insurance plans, including Medicare. Follow-up afterward includes PSA, repeat prostate biopsy and MRI of the prostate. And, if other cells are located, a second treatment can be performed.

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