Focal Laser Ablation
What is Focal Laser Ablation?
Benefits of Focal Laser Ablation
The typical treatment approaches to prostate cancer involve either surgical removal of the entire prostate (radical prostatectomy) or administration of radiation therapy to the whole prostate. These approaches can be associated with side effects such as erectile dysfunction or urinary incontinence, and require extended periods of treatment and recovery.
Focal Laser Ablation has unique benefits for patients in that it:
Targets only the tumor
Avoids damage to healthy prostate tissue
Greatly reduces the risk of impaired urinary and sexual function
Is a same-day procedure
Does not require general anesthesia
Does not use radiation
Has minimal side effects and recovery time
Focal Laser Ablation is safe enough to be repeated if new tumors emerge. It also preserves the ability to retreat with other modalities, including surgery and radiation if necessary.