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[Quick Take] Interview with William Oravan, Medical Director at Maple Leaf HIFU Co.

Maple Leaf HIFU Co. offers Ablatherm High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment for localized prostate cancer.

During the procedure, a probe is placed into the rectum after spinal or epidural anesthesia has been administered. This probe emits a beam of high intensity focused ultrasound. At the point where the ultrasound is focused the sudden and intense absorption of the ultrasound beam raises the temperature which destroys targeted cells. The area destroyed by each beam is very small and precise.

By repeating the process and moving the focal point it is possible to destroy the prostate tissue. The treatment takes from 1 to 3 hours depending upon the size of the prostate and is usually performed on an outpatient basis.

More than 85% of patients will have normal erections after treatment, markedly better than cryotherapy or surgery.

5 Comments

  1. I have prostate cancer and would like to know more about the ten years survival rate of patients and the cost of the procedure.

  2. Barrie McDowell on

    I have prostate cancer T1 Less than 10 PSA and gleason score 6. I am very interested in HIFU treatment. I would like to know the cost, and results of the treatments etc. thankyou in advance

  3. Urology Specialists In Hackensack New Jersey Specializing in Prostate cancer research, prevention and Therapy. Dr Basralian and Dr Rosenberg, urologists perform HiFu therapy for enlarged or cancerous prostates.

  4. Jim Patchett on

    I have just been dianozied with prosrate cancer. Stage T1-T2 PSA 10.4 Gleason score 6 Last Friday I had a bone scan done I am in receipt of the CD. My urologist has setup an appointmennt at the P.M.H. on June 03, 09.I would like to know cost of HIFU treatment.
    Thx

    Jim

  5. Has the FDA or other regulatory authority in the US approved the use of HIFU treatment in the United States? If so, where is the treatment offered?

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