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What Is Sonablate HIFU?

The Sonablate® 500 (Sonablate) is a medical device designed to treat prostate cancer with HIFU energy. The Sonablate captures real-time images of the prostate gland, allowing the physician to create a customized treatment plan for each patient. The physician uses the Sonablate to deliver the ultrasound energy to targeted sites, or focal points, throughout the prostate gland.

Sonablate HIFU is a minimally invasive, outpatient treatment choice for prostate cancer that does not involve surgery or radiation. The Sonablate is the only HIFU device for prostate cancer that physicians routinely perform on prostates up to 40cc without previously performing a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) procedure. 

The Sonablate uses a fully integrated probe that both images the prostates and treats it with HIFU.

Why Sonablate HIFU?

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Patient Stories: Leland

My wife discovered HIFU on the internet late on the Friday night of December 9th and the name of the HIFU doctor in Puerto Vallarta. After the radiologist consultation we were definitely convinced to go with HIFU. In short, we, my wife and I were and are delighted with all aspects of the HIFU clinic in Puerto Vallarta. My 90-day PSA measure is coming up on the 29th of this month and I am looking forward to it... continued »

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Why Sonablate?


The Sonablate system incorporates customized treatment and safety technologies in an effort to strike a balance that has been difficult to achieve in prostate cancer treatment—increasing disease control capabilities while decreasing quality-of-life side effect risks.

A Sonablate HIFU physician can completely customize a patient's treatment plan based on real-time tissue response, tissue density and location of vital structures. Competitive devices are limited to three pre-set power levels: primary, repeat HIFU and salvage (post radiation treatment), no patient receives a customized treatment based on their personal anatomy.

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