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  • Will HIFU Treatment Recovery Affect My Sex Life?

    "Will HIFU treatment recovery affect my sexual health" is a question often heard by Urology Health Solutions, Inc. once this type of care is chosen in treating prostate cancer. The outcomes of this therapy are still in experimental study phase, but many men choose this treatment for its targeted approach. You may want to consider the therapy as an option when comparing methods of eradicating cancer cells from your prostate. When HIFU is used, prostate cells are killed with heat from ultrasound waves. This process kills all the cells in the region, not just the cancerous ones. The method was designed to Read More
  • What is the Prostate?

    The prostate is a small gland that is part of the male reproductive system. A normal, healthy prostate is about the size and shape of a walnut. Its position in the body is just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The urethra- the tube that carries urine from the bladder and semen out through the penis- runs through the center of the prostate. The function of the prostate is to produce some of the seminal fluid that nourishes and carries sperm from the testicles and out of the penis during ejaculation. Because of its position an enlarged Read More
  • What is Prostate Cancer?

    The prostate The prostate is a gland found only in males. As depicted in the image below, the prostate is located slightly below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The size of the prostate can vary with age. In younger adult men, the prostate is the size of a walnut, but it can grow to be much larger in older men. The small tube that transports the urine (the urethra) runs through the center of the prostate gland. The prostate includes cells that make some of the fluid (semen) that protects and nourishes the sperm. The prostate begins Read More
  • How Does HIFU Work?

    HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. Ultrasound, soundwaves well beyond the hearing capability of humans, has multiple uses in the medical field. One of the most important uses for ultrasound is non-invasive imaging of internal organs and blood flow. Ultrasound has been in use for medical purposes for many years and is considered harmless. It allows one to "see" internal organs such as the kidneys and the liver, as well as the fetus in pregnant women.However, when the ultrasound energy is focused in a small area, it can cause permanent damage to tissue. To understand it, compare it to Read More
  • All HIFU is Not Equal

    HIFU is a precise medical procedure that uses ultrasound to rapidly heat and destroy tissue. HIFU is being used all over the world to treat all kinds of soft tissue diseases although some of the most extensive research and use has been for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. There's multiple device that uses HIFU to treat prostate cancer, so it is important to understand the characteristics and features of Sonablate HIFU that make it unqique, customizable and safe. A Sonablate HIFU physician can completely customize a patient’s treatment plan based on real-time tissue response, tissue density and location of Read More
  • HIFU and its Multiple Uses

    HIFU is a new fast-rising technique that cancer specialists use to treat many different kinds of cancers. It is a highly valuable technique that has many uses. Prostate Cancer Normally, men above 50 suffer from this cancer. HIFU is used to treat prostate cancer through putting an ultra-sound probe into the rectum. That position makes it easier for the ultrasound beams to reach the prostate more accurately. High intensity focused ultrasound is believed to be a great treatment for prostate cancer and more research is being conducted on this topic to find more uses that can be derived from it. Read More
  • Benefits of HIFU

    We make no qualms about it.  We like HIFU.  Its a clean and less invasive procedure for treating prostate cancer that has proven itself over the years as a great alternative to every other procedure available.  The drawback is that only some insurances currently reimburse.  Nonetheless, here is our argument for the Sonablate 500 HIFU treatment: HIFU is "clean" energy; there is no radiation exposure to the patient, so there is no risk for weakening or damaging of cells and tissue surrounding the prostate. Sonablate HIFU is non-surgical; therefore there is minimal bloodloss and it is less invasive than other Read More
  • HIFU Q&A

    1. What is the history of HIFU and how long has it been done?Research on HIFU actually began in the 1950s at Indiana University. In 1994, the first human prostate cancer study was done by Dr. Marberger and Madersbacher at the Univ. of Vienna in Austria using the now Sonablate® 200 treating 29 human prostates in vivo shortly before performing a radical prostatectomy. The goal was to see if the energy delivered was enough to destroy the desired tissue. The study found that treatment could be performed safely and could be repeated. In 1995, a study done at IU showed Read More
  • HIFU Treatment Expectations

    An general overview of what patients may expect during each phase of HIFU treatment - should you have any specific questions regarding treatment, please contact us.Before HIFU TreatmentYou will have to start on a Clear Liquid diet starting the day before the surgery.Nothing by mouth after the midnight before the procedure.Two hours before your HIFU procedure, you will need to use two enemas.Detailed instructions will usually be reiterated the day before your procedure at the patient meeting.During HIFU TreatmentAfter anesthesia is administered, the probe that emits ultrasound waves directly to the prostatic tissue, is inserted into the rectum. First, the physician Read More
  • HIFU Doctor Practices – What We Do

    HIFU Doctor Practices are everywhere. Cancer is one of the most common diseases in the world. It is the second largest killer in the U.S., but fortunately HIFU Doctors have found ways to treat it. There are various methods used in the treatment of cancer today. One such method is HIFU, the details to which are given below: What is HIFU? HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. It is a medical procedure used to treat various kinds of cancer, especially prostate cancer. This is among the latest advancements in the medical field. A lot of research is continuously done Read More
  • 1 Will HIFU Treatment Recovery Affect My Sex Life?
  • 2 What is the Prostate?
  • 3 What is Prostate Cancer?
  • 4 How Does HIFU Work?
  • 5 All HIFU is Not Equal
  • 6 HIFU and its Multiple Uses
  • 7 Benefits of HIFU
  • 8 HIFU Q&A
  • 9 HIFU Treatment Expectations
  • 10 HIFU Doctor Practices – What We Do
  • Richard R. Lotenfoe, MD

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Dr. Richard R. Lotenfoe is the Founder of Urology Health Solutions Inc., and CEO of Innovative Technologies, LLC, and is regarded by many of his fellow surgeons as a pioneer in Urology in the State of Florida and the United States.

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Orlando Prostate Cancer/HIFU Glossary

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