HIFU for prostate cancer Q&A

preparation before HIFU treatment

  • A diagnosis of prostate cancer is confirmed on a TRUS biopsy.
  • Anticoagulant therapy such as warfarin or aspirin should be stopped 10 days prior to having the treatment.
  • Pre-operative assessment is carried out to ensure that the patient is fit for anaesthesia and surgery. This includes blood tests, a chest X-ray and an ECG heart tracing.
  • Bowel preparation consisting of an enema 2 hours prior to the HIFU treatment.