Arizona NanoKnife for Prostate Cancer
Arizona Urologic NanoKnife for Prostate Cancer
The NanoKnife provides a more localized treatment therapy that is targeted for the eradication of prostate cancer. As a leader in Urologic care for Arizona, EVU Center of Mesa and Queens Creek, we are excited to provide this wonderful new treatment option for our patients suffering with prostate cancer issues.
Nanoknife is a painless and minimally invasive surgical technique used in the treatment of prostate cancer. This type of therapy is focused on treating one focused area,rather than a whole section of the body. The NanoKnife System uses a technology called Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) to ablate, or destroy, targeted areas of prostate tissue.
The Nanoknife IRE has a 97% effectiveness in the eradication of the index lesion of the prostate. There is a < 20% recurrence rate in the rest of the prostate at five years of follow-up.
After enough pulses are delivered to the affected areas, the cells initiate a process that mimics apoptosis or natural cell death. The body responds to the apoptotic-like cell death by initiating the removal of cellular debris.
What To Expect During The Procedure
The procedure is performed percutaneously* or open, depending on the preference of your physician. Before the procedure begins, you will be sedated and remain sedated until the procedure is complete.
During the procedure, your physician will place the electrodes to bracket the targeted tissue. The number of electrodes used can range from 2 to 6, which is determined by your physician before treatment.
Once the electrodes are placed, your physician will initiate a series of electrical pulses.
The voltage used and time of the procedure are determined by your physician before treatment.
After your physician has delivered a sufficient number of pulses to the targeted area,
the procedure is complete, and the electrodes are removed. Post-procedure recovery is discussed with your physician.
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