High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
Setting New Standards for Prostate Cancer Care in Tennessee
Welcome to the Robotic High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) page of UT Urology Department. Our commitment to excellence in prostate cancer care is exemplified by the cutting-edge HIFU treatment available at UT Urology. Exclusively offered in Tennessee, this advanced technology combines high-performance imaging with robotic precision, allowing us to target prostate cancer with unmatched accuracy while preserving surrounding healthy tissue.
Understanding Robotic High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
Robotic HIFU technology employs highly focused ultrasound waves to precisely target cancerous prostate tissue. By creating localized heating, this focused energy destroys cancer cells within the prostate gland while leaving neighboring healthy tissue unharmed. Picture it as sunlight passing through a magnifying glass, converging to generate significant heat at a precise focal point.
This level of precision enables us to eliminate cancerous cells without compromising your overall well-being. The ultrasound waves pass through layers of healthy tissue without causing any harm until they reach their intended target.
Advantages of Robotic HIFU Therapy
Robotic HIFU is a revolutionary treatment tool designed to focus exclusively on the diseased part of the prostate, ensuring the highest quality of life for our patients. This state-of-the-art HIFU medical device is dedicated to focal therapy. Real-time imaging allows for precise treatment in one session under general anesthesia, with the option for repeat treatments if necessary and a low risk of side effects.
Here are some key advantages of Robotic HIFU treatments:
- Non-invasive procedure with no incisions, scarring, radiation, or blades involved
- Low risk of side effects, including incontinence and erectile dysfunction
- Minimal downtime, allowing you to quickly return to work and leisure activities
- Pinpoint accuracy in targeting cancerous tissue while sparing healthy tissue
- Most patients can resume normal activities within just 48–72 hours following this outpatient procedure.
At UT Urology, we are dedicated to providing the most advanced and least invasive treatments for prostate cancer. Explore the future of cancer treatment with Robotic High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to answer any questions you may have about this innovative therapy.