HIFU, a different way to treat prostate cancer and BPH

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is a novel, non-invasive therapy that rapidly and reliably retains quality of life for patients diagnosed with localized, early-stage prostate cancer.

This innovative technology has been proven safe and efficient. Moreover, has fewer side effects than other treatments as it involves neither surgery nor radiation and therefore can preserve your quality of life.

This prostate cancer treatment, the result of 15 years of research, is available in the HIFU Center México located in Puerto Vallarta.

HIFU Sonablate 500 3G for prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in men and the second leading cause of death in the USA. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound HIFU is a new treatment designed to target and to destroy the cancer. HIFU is a non invasive procedure with very low side effects compared with traditional treatments.

Please use this website to learn more about prostate cancer and HIFU and why  many  men are using HIFU as the treatment option for prostate cancer and  BPH.

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia BPH or enlargement of the prostate, is the most common benign tumor in aging men. About 25% of men over the age of 50 will require treatment for this problem in their lifetime. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound has proven to be an excellent alternative to relieve the obstructive symptoms of BPH.

The treatment is done as an outpatient procedure, without bleeding or cardiovascular risks. Explore this website for more information about HIFU and BPH.

What sets HIFU Mexico apart?

Prostate Cancer Treatment Center HIFU Mexico is under the direction of Dr. Carlos M. Garcia, one of the world’s most recognized leaders in minimally invasive prostate treatments using the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and using the Sonablate 500 3G.

HIFU Mexico offers patients access to the most technologically advanced HIFU technology, the Sonablate 500 3G and together with its U.S. based collaborative partner, Sonacare Medical, provides patients with the latest treatment protocols and best practices.

HIFU  Mexico is the longest standing HIFU Prostate Cancer Treatment Center in North and South America with over 10 years of experience and thousands of satisfied patients who have been treated in one of the country’s leading full-service hospitals.

HIFU Mexico offers all of our patients a very personalized treatment plan, VIP treatment beginning with preparation by our bi-lingual staff through the treatment and recovery. Our patients receive their care in a luxurious, full-service private hospital and recover in private suites with a dedicated nursing team.

At HIFU Mx, YOU are the priority!


What is the Prostate?

The prostate is a small gland that is part of the male reproductive system. A normal, healthy prostate is about the size and shape of a walnut. Its position in the body is just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The urethra- the tube that carries urine from the bladder and semen out through the penis- runs through the center of the prostate. The function of the prostate is to produce some of the seminal fluid that nourishes and carries sperm from the testicles and out of the penis during ejaculation. Because of its position an enlarged prostate can squeeze the urethra causing urinary problems.

What is BPH?

BPH, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is an enlargement of the prostate that is common in men over the age of 50. It is not cancer and is not malignant.

What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in men, and the second leading cause of cancer death in men after lung cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 230,900 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year. Before the introduction of the PSA (prostate specific antigen) test 75% of prostate cancer patients were diagnosed in the later, incurable stages, now only about 25% of newly diagnosed cases are advanced cancer.

Which are the principal symptoms caused by prostate cancer?

• Weak or interrupted flow of urine.
• Frequent urination (especially at night).
• Trouble urinating.
• Pain or burning during urination.
• Blood in the urine or semen.
• A pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn’t go away.
• Painful ejaculation.

What is the most important benefit of HIFU?

HIFU is clean energy; there is no radiation exposure to the patient, so there is no risk for weakening or damaging of cells and tissue surrounding the prostate.

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

For Prostate Cancer

A minimally invasive prostate cancer solution