Sonablate HIFU

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

Dealing with prostate issues can raise a ton of concerns

Finding out that you have an issue with your prostate can be a stressful experience as it can have physical, emotional, and social impacts.
It can be even more daunting when you think about the symptoms that can come as a result of invasive prostate disease treatment.
Prostate disease can often raise questions like:
Is it benign or cancerous? What kind of symptoms will I have?
Symptoms like:
  • Difficult urinating
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Lower back pain
  • Blood in the urine
While these symptoms are terrible on their own, prostate disease patients also have to consider the symptoms that come with traditional treatment such as removal of the prostate or radiation.
  • Erectile dysfunction1
  • Urinary incontinence1
However, Sonablate HIFU is changing the game so you may not have to worry about the symptoms that may come after traditional treatments such as radiation or removal of the prostate.
Sonablate HIFU is a minimally invasive treatment that targets the specific area of your prostate that’s impacted with disease rather than cutting out a large piece or removing the whole prostate, decreasing the chances of long-term side effects.
  • Donovan, J.L., Hamby, F.C., Lane, J.A., et al. Patient-Reported Outcomes After Monitoring Surgery, or Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer. (2016). N Engl J Med 2016;375:1425-37. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1606221.

About the Procedure

Worried about your prostate disease diagnosis? Afraid of major surgery and painful symptoms?
You are not alone.
Sonablate® HIFU may be right for you because it provides a customizable treatment for your specific diagnosis and personal needs. HIFU stands for “high-intensity focused ultrasound.” After proper planning done by your physician, the procedure is performed using highly focused sound waves to remove only the targeted tissue, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed.

How It Works

The process starts with an in-depth consultation with a Sonablate HIFU physician to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. The process will involve steps like going over medical history and performing laboratory tests.
You will then undergo a MRI, ultrasound, and biopsy so your physician can assess the location(s) and degree of your prostate disease. These tests are the key to getting the most precise HIFU treatment.
On procedure day, your physician will create a plan based on your MRI, ultrasound scans, and biopsy results. Your physician will map out exactly which cells should be treated and which tissue is healthy and should be left alone.
Sonablate HIFU uses sound waves to focus energy directly at the diseased tissue. The device allows the physician to have pin-point accuracy when ablating the prostate tissue, leaving the healthy parts of the prostate unharmed.
Constant monitoring during treatment allows your physician  to make adjustments to the targeting and intensity. This makes Sonablate HIFU one of the most customizable treatments available for prostate disease control.
After the procedure, most patients have a catheter for 3-7 days. You’ll receive information about the catheter from your physician. Also, you’ll need to undergo further testing to ensure the treatment was successful. Your physician will closely monitor your progress and give you more follow up care instructions.

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

Why Choose Sonablate® HIFU

It is a minimally invasive and radiation-free procedure
It targets only the affected prostate tissue
It is a same-day, outpatient procedure
Patients enjoy a shorter recovery time—getting back to normal activity within days
If found necessary, treatments can be repeated in the future
There is a low chance of side effects when compared to traditional surgery

Sonablate® HIFU is approved in more than 50 countries worldwide and was the first focused ultrasound device to be FDA-cleared in the U.S. for the ablation of prostate tissue. This innovative solution for prostate diseases has allowed Sonablate® HIFU to become the industry leader in focal therapy.