HIFU Patients' FAQ's

Sonablate Questions

What is HIFU?
HIFU or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is energy used to ablate tissue within the body. HIFU directs sound waves to a specific location within the prostate called the focal point. At the focal point the tissue temperature rapidly rises to almost 195 degrees Fahrenheit (90 degrees Celsius) where the targeted tissue is destroyed and while the tissue located outside the focal lesion remains unharmed.
Am I a Sonablate Candidate?
Why choose HIFU?
What features are unique to the Sonablate product that are focused on patient safety ?
Is the Sonablate procedure performed in an outpatient setting?
How long does the Sonablate procedure take?
Should I expect a urinary catheter after my procedure?
How long does it take to recover from a Sonablate procedure?
Where can I find a Sonablate physician?
What is the cost of a Sonablate Procedure?
Can I expect insurance reimbursement for a Sonablate procedure?

Regulatory Statement

Sonablate® has 510(K) clearance in the U.S. and is indicated for the transrectal high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of prostatic tissue. Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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Latest News

26 September 2017

Medicare recognizes HIFU prostate ablation as a device-intensive procedure driving new ASC payment going into effect on or after October 1, 2017 CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SonaCare...

29 August 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 30, 2017 – SonaCare Medical, the leading developer and manufacturer of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies, announces today the successful collaboration with BK Ultrasound, achieving compatibility...