Which patients can be treated with HIFU?
Patients seeking an innovative approach: thermal ablation
Ablatherm® Robotic HIFU is the ideal treatment tool to treat just the diseased part of the prostate for the optimal preservation of quality of life. The last HIFU medical device marketed is dedicated to focal therapy. The real-time imaging allows for precise local ablation in one session under general anesthesia, repeatable if necessary, with few side effects.
Patients who have already received HIFU treatment
All patients treated with the robotic HIFU prostate tissue ablation can receive repeat treatments if the outcome of the original treatment justifies it. This option to repeat treatment is not available with conventional radiotherapy and surgical treatments.
Patients who have already received radiotherapy
HIFU ablation can be performed when a patient has already received radiotherapy treatment.
HIFU procedure contraindications:
Anal or rectal surgery that prevents insertion of the probe
Artificial sphincter, penile implants and intra-prostatic implants
Allergy to latex
General anesthesiaPuts a patient to sleep and induces a loss of sensation.
ProstateGland in the male genital system that plays a role in semen production.
Side effectGenerally adverse secondary consequence of a treatment.
SphincterRing of muscle around a natural orifice, allowing the orifice to open and close. - The urinary sphincter, located at the prostate outlet, controls the retention and release of urine. - The anal sphincter controls the retention and release of stools.
Thermal ablationTreatment using the Ablatherm HIFU® or Focal One® devices