Mumbai, 10th January 2024: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has unveiled the revolutionary High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology, marking a significant advancement in prostate cancer treatment. HIFU employs high-frequency sound waves to precisely target and eliminate prostate cancer cells, presenting a minimally invasive breakthrough in cancer care.
Dr. Yuvaraja T.B, Head of Robotic Surgery and Consultant in Surgical Oncology at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, expressed, “HIFU stands as a non-invasive alternative for treating localized prostate cancer. Focal ablation, utilizing extreme temperatures, specifically eradicates cancerous tissue within the prostate, minimizing damage to surrounding normal cells. This technique is particularly beneficial for patients seeking salvage treatment after previous interventions like radiation.”
Prostate cancer ranks among the top ten leading cancers in India affecting men, making the integration of HIFU by Kokilaben Hospital a pivotal move in advancing prostate cancer treatments. The hospital’s commitment to innovation, guided by visionary healthcare leaders, ensures that patients diagnosed with prostate cancer receive the most effective and least invasive treatments available.
HIFU offers numerous benefits, significantly reducing the risk of complications associated with conventional surgical procedures. Administered under general anesthesia, the procedure ensures patient comfort. The precision of HIFU technology preserves surrounding tissues, minimizing long-term side effects and maintaining patients’ quality of life.
Patients undergoing HIFU treatment experience minimal pain and discomfort, facilitating a swift return to their daily routines post-treatment. Notably, HIFU is associated with a lower risk of side effects, such as incontinence and impotence, common concerns with alternative prostate cancer treatments.
Dr. Santosh Shetty, CEO, and Executive Director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, remarked, “Our goal is to empower patients in their fight against cancer with precision treatments that minimize harm and maximize efficacy. HIFU stands as a game-changer, providing an additional option for cancer treatment while enhancing the overall treatment experience for our patients. It’s a source of pride that Kokilaben Hospital continues to lead in offering the most advanced and effective treatments.”