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High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

HIFU offers minimally-invasive treatment for localized prostate cancer. Dr. Alex Horchak, with UnityPoint Clinic Urology, performs the procedure using ultrasound waves to destroy targeted cells within the prostate with extreme precision. 

Advantages of HIFU for prostate cancer treatment include: 

  • Non-invasive procedure
  • Cancerous tissue destroyed with minimal effect to the surrounding organs
  • Does not use radiation
  • Can be performed under spinal anesthesia in one session
  • Does not require a hospital stay
  • Can be repeated if necessary

For more information regarding HIFU, contact UnityPoint Clinic Urology at (563) 557-5971.