Because it is so precise, HIFU adapts itself to focal prostate cancer treatment, meaning destruction of the tumor while preserving healthy tissue. The intent of focal treatment is to eliminate the known disease yet spare urinary and sexual function. It is essential that patients be diagnosed using the most sophisticated tools for mapping and staging prostate cancer as well other prostate conditions.
What does Hifu Prostate Cancer Institute Miami offer?
We offer a patented multi-parametric perfusion MRI (MPP-MRI®) technology to diagnose early stage microscopic prostate cancer, precisely targeting the biopsy sites and sparing sites that do not require sampling. Thus, MPP-MRI® improves accuracy while preventing an unnecessary number of biopsies.
In addition, a sophisticated multi-dimensional high power Doppler ultrasound technology is used to image the prostate in real time, which assists in determining the location of the neurovascular-bundle for planning a potency sparing HIFU treatment. The fusion, or merging, of the MRI and the ultrasound images enable planning of the sites that need to be biopsied. The biopsies are then taken utilizing a technology known as “target scanning.”
This technology combination is the most accurate approach for planning targeted focal HIFU treatment, partial HIFU or hemi-ablation HIFU. The advantages of the type are that f treatment is tissue sparring.
Advanced diagnosis paves the way for tailoring the treatment to the patient. The synergy of superior fusion imaging determines the sites that require biopsy. The targeting scan provides “GPS” capabilities to identify the region of interest where the cancer is and where it is not. With correct and accurate diagnosis as the result of the biopsy, many patients will qualify for focal HIFU, which allows for tissue preservation of non-cancerous tissue. In essence, the treatment of the prostate cancer now “a male lumpectomy” and no longer a radical treatment with potentially extensive rehabilitation. Whether done as a whole gland or focal procedure, HIFU is an outpatient procedure with immediate same day recovery and less risk of potential quality of life complications such as impotence and/or erectile dysfunction.
Why Choose Hifu Prostate Cancer Institute Miami?
PERSONALIZED CONCIERGE Medical Care, 24 Hours / 7 Days Per Week:
Most medical treatments, including HIFU, are performed in brief time frame. In fact, diagnosis, arriving at a treatment decision and post-treatment care consumes the majority of patient-doctor time and care. By offering PERSONALIZED- CONCIERGE medical care, our patients have 24/7 access to Dr. Suarez.