Low Cost HIFU Treatment for Prostate Cancer at iClinic
High intensity frequency ultrasound (HIFU) treatment is the latest development in the prostate cancer treatments. It is a revolutionary cure for many patients who are at an early stage of prostate cancer. This treatment has to be customized as per the specific needs of the patient. State-of-the-art technology is used to ensure that only targeted tissues get destroyed and no healthy tissues get harmed with the high intensity ultrasound waves.
How it Works?
HIFU treatment makes use of high frequency ultrasound energy to do away with the cancer cells in the prostate gland. The surgeon targets the problem area, containing the cancer cells, and he uses high frequency sound waves that first heat up and then destroy these cells. A lubricated probe is used in this surgery that is inserted into the patient’s rectum. In 2-3 seconds, the ultrasound waves raise the temperature of the target tissues killing them completely. This probe is surrounded by a cooling balloon that ensures that the structures outside the targeted area stay healthy and unaffected. On an average, it takes about 3 hours to complete the surgery. However, it can vary depending upon the size of the prostate and how much of it needs treatment.
Benefits of HIFU Treatment
HIFU treatment for prostate cancer is a minimally invasive technique that helps patients return to their normal life in less time. It is used for early stage prostate cancer when the cancer is confined to the organ only. A research has found that 9 out of 10 men can be treated safely from prostate cancer with the help of HIFU treatment.
Some of the other benefits of HIFU treatment are:
- Non surgical
- No incisions
- Radiation free
- Swift recovery
- Minimal morbidity
- Good cancer control
- No blood loss
- Safe for healthy tissues around the focal point
- Outpatient procedure
- No debilitating side effects
iClinic not only helps you choose the right treatment and hospital for your requirement, it also ensures to do all the necessary arrangements – prior, during and after the surgery. iClinic offers high quality medical care at world class Indian hospitals at an inexpensive cost!
The cost of HIFU treatment in India is somewhere around $10000, and this includes comfortable transit from airport, a private room for the patient and a companion in the hospital, consumables and medicines, surgeon fee, food services, and nursing care, etc. The same can cost about $30,000 to $35,000 in US or UK.
Here we list down the reasons why you should choose iClinic for HIFU treatment:
- Affordable Cost
- High-quality treatment
- Top-notch qualified doctors
- Quality post-operative care
- Safe transit and stay
- Comfortable holidays