The Urology Center of Iowa, with the expertise of Dr. Ryan Schulte, is proud to be the first and only practice in Iowa to offer High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment for prostate cancer. HIFU provides an alternative way for patients in Iowa, Nebraska, and beyond to treat prostate cancer.
What is HIFU for Prostate Cancer?
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive procedure that uses powerful, focused ultrasound waves to target and destroy cancerous tissue within the prostate. Unlike surgery or radiation therapy, HIFU offers several distinct advantages:
- Precision: HIFU technology allows for pinpoint accuracy, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. This leads to a reduced risk of side effects such as urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction (ED).
- Minimally Invasive: HIFU is performed as an outpatient procedure, eliminating the need for hospitalization and lengthy recovery periods. Fewer treatments are needed compared to radiation therapy.
- Minimal Side Effects: Patients who undergo HIFU generally experience fewer side effects and enjoy a quicker return to their daily activities.
- Low Risk of Infection: Because HIFU doesn't involve incisions, there is a lower infection risk than traditional surgeries.
Is HIFU For Prostate Cancer Right For You?
If you or a loved one is facing prostate cancer, HIFU may provide an alternative to traditional therapies. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Schulte and the UCI team to discuss whether you are a candidate for HIFU for prostate cancer.
Schedule an appointment today!