HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound and is a modern, minimally invasive procedure used to treat Prostate Cancer. It generates high frequency ultrasound waves which target the prostate gland and destroy diseased or damaged tissue.
As this procedure is minimally invasive it may help patients avoid major prostate surgery, radiotherapy or brachytherapy (internal radiotherapy). As this treatment uses only ultrasound waves it is widely regarded to have significantly less side effects than traditional therapy.
The procedure will only last about 3-4 hours and here at Springfield we offer HIFU as a day case (unless an overnight stay is clinically appropriate)