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Insightec, a global healthcare company creating the next generation of patient care by realizing the therapeutic power of acoustic energy, has announced the treatment of the first U.S. commercial patient for prostate disease at Stanford Health Care using Insightec’s Exablate Prostate system.
The Insightec Exablate Prostate system uses sound waves to ablate, or destroy, targeted tissue in the prostate. The treatment is performed in a single session under magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance for high-resolution visualization of the patient's anatomy for precise targeting and real-time temperature monitoring. The treatment is incisionless, typically allowing patients to quickly return to normal activity with minimal complications.
“We are deeply committed to continuing to transform patient care with minimally invasive, innovative surgical procedures. The Exablate Prostate system will help support a better quality of life for people diagnosed and living with prostate disease,” says Maurice R. Ferré MD, Insightec CEO and chairman of the board of directors.
Stanford Health Care participated in clinical trials for the Exablate Prostate system and reported minimal damage to adjacent structures and low rates of impact on potency and continence. The Insightec Exablate Prostate system received 510(k) FDA clearance in November 2021, making way for the system to be offered to patients in a commercial facility.