The most important thing to do is make sure you have discussed all aspects of the treatment, and complications, as listed above with your doctor and nurse specialist. You should also organise someone to pick you up and escort you home, after you have treatment.
We want to involve you in all the decisions about your care and treatment. If you decide to go ahead with prostate HIFU treatment, by law we must ask you to sign a consent form before proceeding with the treatment. This confirms that you agree to have the procedure and understand what it involves. Staff will explain all the risks, benefits and alternatives before they ask you to sign a consent form. If you are unsure about any aspect of your proposed treatment, please do not hesitate to speak with a senior member of staff again.
You will be asked to not eat anything for at least six hours before the procedure. You should NOT drink anything for at least two to four hours before the procedure.
On the morning of the procedure you will be given an enema to clear your rectum. This allows us to have clearer ultrasound pictures during HIFU treatment.
As a group of consultants we are passionate about all prostate cancer sufferers knowing about all of their treatment options.
Based upon the details that you know and can provide to us, we will send you a Plain English personalised preliminary suitability report for HIFU Focal Therapy treatment of your prostate cancer.
You can use the information we provide in your conversations with your existing NHS and/or private treatment consultant. Should you wish to talk with us further we would be grateful to help you, but there is absolutely no obligation for you to do so whatsoever.