ResoFus Alomar Treatment for Cancer and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

We call TULSA PRO to the alternative procedure for ablation of the prostate with ultrasound focused transurethral.

It is the only surgical procedure that uses ultrasound through the urethra. In this way we achieve greater accuracy and avoid damage to structures such as the rectum. Ultrasound waves are high frequency sound waves that the human ear can not hear. We use MR images to allow the doctor see inside your body and locate the prostate lesion. During the treatment, the MR images allow us to see at what temperatures the tissue arrives, and after the treatment, these images allow us to see the success of the treatment from the non-vascularized tissue.

Magnetic Resonance-guided Transurethral Ultrasound

During the procedure the ultrasound is modulated in order to no exceed the limit of the prostate, this way an optimum precision is achieved.

This technology differs from other ablative therapies such as cryotherapy, laser interstitial thermal therapy and focused ultrasound by sending the thermal response directly to the prostate without passing through and potentially damaging healthy tissue.
By directly measuring the thermal response during treatment and actively adjusting the therapy zone the system is able to automatically compensate the treatment distance from the device and always staying within the borders of the prostate. More importantly, keep intact the rectum and urinary sphincter avoiding unwanted side effects.

It is a minimally invasive treatment. Only a suprapubic catheter should be inserted as long as we are using the urethra to perform the treatment and urine evacuation is needed. During the procedure, general anesthesia will be used to avoid any movement.

The treatment is done on an outpatient basis. You will return to your daily activities the next day. No hospitalization is performed and this treatment is an effective alternative to conventional surgery.

Thanks to this treatment we reduce the risk of urinary and erectile dysfunction, it will depend on the area to be treated (you should discuss it with the doctor who will perform the procedure).

Most patients report improvement in symptoms in the following weeks, such as decreased urinary dysfunction. One of the most frequent complications is urinary tract infections due to urinary tract management. A prophylactic treatment with antibiotics is done to avoid it.

Quick recovery and return to normal activities in days.

What should I expect during treatment?

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General anesthesia

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Suprapubic probe

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MRI planning

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Prostate ablation

 
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