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High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)

Take back your life and treat prostate cancer with high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). Book online today.

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Prostate cancer treatment using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat prostate cancer.

HIFU uses overlapping ultrasound waves to create heat inside the prostate which destroys the tissue that has the prostate cancer in the prostate gland, it does this without damaging the healthy surrounding tissue, the nerves and important structures which control erectile function and urinary continence.  It is painless, can be repeated if required, and does not require and overnight stay.

On the day of your treatment you'll be lain on your side on the examining bed. The treatment involves inserting a narrow lubricated ultrasound probe into your rectum. 

This may cause some very slight discomfort but is not painful. The probe allows an image of your prostate to be sent to a monitoring screen. Your surgeon will then position the probe to ensure it focuses its high intensity beam of ultrasound only on to the affected tissue of the prostate gland leaving the healthy surrounding tissue untouched.

HIFU prostate cancer treatment is widely regarded as a safer option than open surgery and in fact for most men the wide range of health benefits are much greater than the disadvantages of not having treatment, but as with all medical procedures there is always an element of risk.

When you choose to go private with Circle Health Group, you can expect:   

  • Flexible appointment times and locations to fit your routine  
  • The freedom to choose which hospital and Consultant suit your needs  
  • Personalised, Consultant-led treatment plans tailored to your individual needs  
  • Comfortable and safe private facilities maintained by expert multidisciplinary teams  
  • Support by the same compassionate clinical team from beginning to end  
  • Affordable, fixed-price packages with aftercare included  
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost of your care

If you would like to learn more about this procedure, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.

Specialists offering High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)

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Mr Waleed Al-Singary

Consultant Urologist

MBChB, Dip(GS), Dip (Urol) FABS, FRCS (ED), MPhil, FEB (Urol), FRCS (Urol)

Goring Hall Hospital

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Mr Richard Hindley

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MB ChB, MSc, FRCS(Urol)

The Hampshire Clinic

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Mr Andrew Cornaby

Consultant Urologist

MB BS (London) 1980 FRCS (Glasgow) 1984

The Harbour Hospital 1 more The Winterbourne Hospital

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Mr Maneesh Ghei

Consultant Urologist


The Kings Oak Hospital 2 more The Cavell Hospital Hendon Hospital

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Mr Paul Erotocritou

Consultant Urological Surgeon


The Cavell Hospital 1 more The Kings Oak Hospital

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Mr Nimalan Arumainayagam

Consultant Urological Surgeon


Syon Clinic 2 more The Runnymede Hospital The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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