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Sonablate HIFU: New Prostate Cancer Treatment

Wood County Hospital Surgeon Introduces New Prostate Cancer Treatment Procedure

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, and about 1 man in 8 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Luckily, prostate cancer is a treatable cancer, but not all treatments are right for all prostate cancer.

Salvador Peron, M.D., a urologist at WCH, introduced Sonablate HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound) in October as a new prostate cancer treatment procedure.

This procedure is a personalized, targeted treatment that does not require painful cutting, radiation or hormones. It is the most customizable focused therapy option, targeting and destroying diseased prostate tissue while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed.

Sonablate HIFU highlights include:

  • Same-day, outpatient procedure
  • Non-invasive
  • Adjustable
  • Radiation-free
  • Real-time ultrasound-derived feedback
  • Shorter recovery
  • Low chance of side effects
  • Built-in safety features

Dr. Peron expressed, “I am happy to be able to offer Sonablate HIFU… as another option for patients who have been diagnosed with low-grade prostate cancer.”

Speak with a healthcare provider if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Difficulty starting urination.
  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine.
  • Urinating often, especially at night.
  • Trouble emptying the bladder completely.
  • Pain or burning during urination.
  • Blood in the urine or semen.
  • Pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn’t go away.
  • Painful ejaculation

Dr. Peron is currently accepting new patients at his Wood County Urology offices in Bowling Green and Maumee. Schedule an appointment by calling (419) 352-1404