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HIFU Treatment for Prostate Cancer in Salt Lake City HIFU Logo

Sonablate® HIFU is most effective for men who have early stage, a localized prostate cancer that has not spread or metastasized outside the prostate. Dr. Gange was trained by the two leading HIFU surgeons in the world and began performing HIFU in 2007 taking his patients outside of the US (40 countries approved HIFU use before the US). Finally, FDA clearance in late 2015 paved the path for treatment in the US; after some logistical hurdles, we now anticipate that Dr. Gange will be able to offer HIFU treatment for prostate cancer in Salt Lake City beginning in late 2018. Meanwhile, Dr. Gange has performed more HIFU procedures for than any urologist in the Intermountain West. It is recommended that all men discuss individual medical records and history with a physician in order to confirm whether or not they are a candidate for HIFU.

Sonablate® HIFU is also an effective therapy for recurrent prostate cancer when patients may not have any other treatment options. Many patients who have had radiation therapy experience a rise in PSA and discover that the cancer has returned. These patients may be candidates for the HIFU treatment as well.

“I strongly believe that a curative procedure should never be worse than the disease” Steven Gange, MD

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The HIFU procedure typically lasts between 1-4 hours, depending on the size of the prostate, and is either done under general or epidural anesthesia. .Dr Gange was trained by the two leading HIFU surgeons in the world and began performing HIFU in 2007 taking his patients outside of the US (40 countries approved HIFU use before the US). Finally, FDA clearance in late 2015 paved the path for treatment in the US; after some logistical hurdles, we now anticipate that Dr. Gange will be able to offer HIFU treatment for prostate cancer in Salt Lake City beginning in late 2018. Meanwhile, Dr. Gange has performed more HIFU procedures for than any urologist in the Intermountain West. During the procedure, a suprapubic or foley catheter will be put into place to help with urination, and will typically stay in place for 1-3 weeks.

After the HIFU treatment, patients will be in recovery for about 2-4 hours. Once released from the treatment center, patients return home or to a hotel to recover more comfortably.

Though it is recommended that patients take things easy, most patients feel well enough to go out for dinner and maybe even a walk, the day of the procedure.

“For early to intermediate risk cancer, HIFU therapy is equal to radical surgery in terms of cancer control. And it offers a much more favorable side effect profile. Primarily, minimal to no incontinence risks, and a minimal impact on erectile function.” Steven Gange, MD

HIFU Outcomes & Effectiveness

Studies show after being treated with HIFU…

94%

of men (low risk) were disease-free after 4 years

92%

of men had a PSA of .2ng/ML or lower after 3 months

Side Effects & Complication Rates

Sonablate® HIFU is non-invasive and has the ability to spare the nerves responsible for preserving potency. Additionally, the procedure does not damage muscles that control urinary function. Therefore HIFU patients typically experience much lower rates of side effects than traditional treatments.

Make Your Appointment

To schedule your appointment with Dr. Gange, request an appointment online or call our office at (801) 993-1800.