The professional team of physicians at Western Urological Clinic brings over 30 years of experience to each and every patient we treat. Our practice, which is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, focuses on innovative and minimally invasive treatment for all urologic conditions. With respect to prostate cancer this focus has led us to HIFU. We are the first urologists in the Intermountain West to offer this service to our patients, beginning in April 2009. Our cumulative experience reinforces the ongoing use of HIFU in carefully selected prostate cancer patients.
Prostate cancer affects 1 in 6 American men. When diagnosed early enough it can often be observed (active surveillance); much later it is a killer, causing more cancer deaths in men than any tumor other than lung cancer. The intermediate diagnoses require treatment for cure. Historically radical prostatectomy and various forms of radiation have offered reasonable cure rates but often with unreasonable side effects like erectile dysfunction, urinary and even fecal incontinence, and urethral scarring.
HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound) focuses harmless sound waves into an acoustic scalpel of energy, which can be used to obliterate the prostate while sparing vital surrounding structures. While approved in 40 countries around the world, it remains in FDA trials here in the USA. Click on the links to learn more about HIFU, an exciting new cutting edge development for minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment.
We believe in a team approach to treating your urologic conditions. Our physicians work together to reach the best possible outcome for each patient, focusing on quick diagnostics and accurate treatments that preserve quality of life for our patients. Rest assured that you will be treated with sensitivity, and your privacy is our primary concern. Call us or email us today to schedule an initial consultation.