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Dr. Sindhwani performing HIFU

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Advanced, Outpatient Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, with roughly one in eight men developing the disease during his lifetime.

Because prostate cancer is often slow growing and frequently diagnosed later in life, many men don’t immediately require treatment beyond working with their physician to actively monitor the disease.

For those who do need interventional treatment, The University of Toledo Medical Center offers High Intensity Frequency Ultrasound, or HIFU, a minimally invasive option for prostate cancer that heats and destroys targeted tissue with ultrasound energy, or sound waves. The procedure — done on an outpatient basis — can target an area as small as a grain of rice while leaving healthy tissue untouched.

The benefit for patients is a less invasive procedure that effectively treats the cancer and preserves nearby structures important for urinary and sexual health.

Who is a candidate?

Because HIFU is a targeted procedure, any patient who is a candidate for other localized prostate cancer treatments is a candidate for HIFU.


  • Single outpatient procedure
  • No surgical incision
  • No exposure to harmful radiation
  • Quick recovery time — most patients can return to desk jobs or other low-intensity activities within 48 hours
  • No significant changes in urinary or sexual functions
  • Return to daily activities within a week after the procedure
  • Minimal side effects 

Be confident about your healthcare

Prostate health can be an uncomfortable conversation, but our expert team is here to support you and work with you to determine the best course of action to ensure your health and quality of life.

UTMC is the only location in Toledo and northwest Ohio to offer the FDA-approved procedure, now covered by Medicare.

Request an appointment: 419.383.3578

Call 419.383.3578 to find out more about HIFU treatment for prostate cancer in northwest Ohio and to schedule an appointment.

Last Updated: 6/27/22