About the Prostate

Worried about your prostate disease? Afraid of major prostate surgery and painful symptoms?

What Is the Prostate? What's Normal?

Many men aren't sure what their prostate is, what it does, or when to call a doctor if they think they might have a problem. So, information is the best tool you have in dealing with this aspect of men’s health.
The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, which includes the penis, prostate, seminal vesicles, and testicles. The prostate is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. A normal prostate is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). It produces fluid that makes up a part of semen.¹

When should I visit a doctor?

If you are under the care of a primary care physician and start experiencing urinary symptoms, they may refer you to see a Urologist. You should talk to your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms2:
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine
  • Urinating often, especially at night
  • Trouble emptying the bladder completely
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn’t go away
  • Painful ejaculation
Different people have different symptoms for prostate disease. Some men do not have symptoms at all. Be sure to visit your doctor for routine checkups.
  • CDC – National Center for Health Statistics – What is Prostate Cancer?. January 23, 2023
  • CDC – National Center for Health Statistics – What are the symptoms of Prostate Cancer?. January 23, 2023

Why Choose Sonablate® HIFU

Choosing HIFU for prostate disease control over traditional surgery may allow you to avoid prostate surgery. Other benefits of HIFU treatments include:

Targets only the affected prostate tissue
Minimally invasive, radiation-free procedure
Low chance of side effects when compared to traditional surgery
Same day, outpatient procedure
Shorter recovery time, Get back to normal activities within days