WHAT IS THE TULSA PROCEDURE?
The word ‘TULSA’ stands for Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation. It is a minimally invasive procedure that uses directional ultrasound to produce very high temperatures to ablate (destroy) targeted prostate tissue. The procedure is performed in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) suite and uses the TULSA-PRO® system to ablate prostate tissue. The physician can see the prostate at all times throughout the procedure. The procedure combines real-time MRI with robotically-driven directional thermal ultrasound to deliver predictable, physician-prescribed ablation of whole-gland or partial prostate tissue.
The TULSA Procedure is radiation-free, incision-free and FDA approved. The physician can customize the procedure depending on patients’ needs, conditions and desired functional outcomes.