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HIFU for Arizona Prostate Cancer


What is HIFU?

HIFU stands for high-intensity focused ultrasound. It is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound waves to heat and destroy prostate cancer cells.

How does HIFU work?

During HIFU treatment, a probe is inserted into the rectum and ultrasound waves are focused on the prostate gland. The heat from the ultrasound waves kills the cancer cells, while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.

Who is a good candidate for HIFU?

HIFU may be a good option for men with low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy.

What are the benefits of HIFU?

HIFU has several benefits over other treatments for prostate cancer, including:

* It is a minimally invasive procedure, which means that there is less risk of infection and bleeding.

* It is typically performed on an outpatient basis, so patients can go home the same day.

* It is less likely to cause side effects such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence.


What are the risks of HIFU?

The risks of HIFU are generally low, but they can include:

* Bleeding

* Infection

* Erectile dysfunction

* Incontinence

Where can I get HIFU treatment in Arizona?

There are a number of clinics in Arizona that offer HIFU treatment for prostate cancer. Some of these clinics include:

* East Valley Urology Center of Arizona


How much does HIFU treatment cost?

The cost of HIFU treatment varies depending on the clinic and the extent of the cancer. However, it is generally less expensive than surgery or radiation therapy.

HIFU Is Now A Fully Covered Procedure with Medicare and is covered by most insurances?

If your urologist is asking you to pay out of pocket for HIFU, please call our office for a second option. HIFU is fully covered by Medicare and a number of insurances. EVU Center of Arizona has one of the largest number of male patients treated using Sonablate HIFU in the United States. We routinely treat men from across the country Insurance coverage for HIFU treatment varies. Some insurance companies will cover the cost of treatment, while others will not. It is important to check with your insurance company to see if HIFU treatment is covered.

If you are considering HIFU treatment for prostate cancer, it is important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of the procedure. HIFU may be a good option for you if you are looking for a minimally invasive treatment that has a high success rate.

  • Prostate cancer:
    • Difficulty urinating
    • Blood in the urine
    • Painful urination
    • Frequent urination, especially at night
    • Weak urine stream
    • Erectile dysfunction
  • Uterine fibroids:
    • Heavy menstrual bleeding
    • Pelvic pain
    • Pressure in the lower back or rectum
    • Frequent urination
    • Pain during intercourse
    • Infertility

It is important to note that these are just some of the symptoms that may allow for HIFU treatment. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for you.

Here are some additional information about HIFU treatment:

  • HIFU is a non-invasive, outpatient procedure that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to destroy targeted tissue.
  • HIFU has been used to treat a variety of conditions including prostate cancer, uterine fibroids, and certain types of tumors.
  • HIFU is a minimally-invasive treatment that typically does not require hospitalization.
  • The risks and side effects of HIFU vary depending on the condition being treated.
  • As with any medical treatment, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if HIFU is appropriate for you.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have any other questions.