Is HIFU Prostate Cancer Treatment for You?
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a FDA approved non-invasive therapy for treating prostate cancer.
Find out if you qualify for HIFU.
HIFU may not be appropriate in every situation, but it is most effective for men who have early stage, localized prostate cancer that has not spread or metastasized outside the prostate.
HIFU is an FDA approved precise and targeted therapy that reduces the risk of complications caused by surgery and radiation. HIFU uses ultrasound energy, or sound waves, to heat and destroy specifically targeted areas of tissue. During HIFU, the sound waves pass through healthy tissue without causing damage. At the focal point of the sound waves (like a magnifying glass focusing the rays of the sun to burn a leaf), the tissue temperature is raised to 90 degrees Celsius, destroying the targeted tissue.
HIFU with the Sonablate® 500 has many proven advantages over traditional treatment modalities for prostate disease. To find out if you qualify please fill out the form below. HIFU may not be appropriate in every situation, but it is most effective for men who have early stage, localized prostate cancer that has not spread or metastasized outside the prostate.
Please make sure you provide a good description of your medical history including:
- Recent PSA
- Gleason Score
- Prostate Size/Volume
- Treatment strategy thus far
- Any other relevant medical information
Dr. Lazar now offers a HIFU Program in partnership with HIFU Prostate Services, LLC (HPS). HIFU Prostate Services, LLC (HPS) is a leading provider of minimally-invasive prostate cancer treatments using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). HIFU prostate treatments are performed at San Francisco Surgery Center (SFSC). SFSC offers patients a state-of-the-art facility that is convenient to hotels and the airport.
Call Dr. Lazar at (707) 546-5553 for more information and to learn if you qualify , or simply fill out and submit the form below.