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 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?

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Latest News

11 January 2017

Charlotte, NC (PR Newswire) January 11th, 2017 - SonaCare Medical, leading developer and manufacturer of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies, reports receipt of 510(k) regulatory clearance to market its...

05 October 2016

Charlotte, NC (PR Newswire) Oct 5th, 2016,  SonaCare Medical, leading developer and manufacturer of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Technologies, reports over 40 acquisitions of Sonablate® technology since the device...