North Toronto Prostate Centre Inc.

The First Provider of the NanoKnife System for Prostate Cancer in Canada

NTPC is now a designated NanoKnife System Case Observation Site by AngioDynamics*

The North Toronto Prostate Centre Inc. represents a group of independent urologists across Toronto who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. This group is the FIRST provider of the state-of-the-art NANOKNIFE IRE technology in Canada for the focal treatment of prostate cancer. Nanoknife IRE is manufactured by AngioDynamics (Latham, New York, USA).

Nanoknife and Prostate Cancer

If you have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer confined to the prostate gland, the minimally invasive, Nanoknife Treatment could be suitable for you.There are several treatment options for patients with prostate cancer including surgery, radiation, focal therapy or surveillance. The minimally invasive Nanoknife technology provides excellent cancer control while preserving your erectile and urinary function.

About the Technology

NanoKnife treatment is a form of Irreversible electroporation (IRE)

Effectively destroys cancer cells without the use of thermal injury which minimizes injuries to normal prostate cells and nerves responsible for erections

Induces apoptotic-like cell death resulting in complete ablation

Precise and customizable ablation zones

Immediate real-time visualization

What is Involved?


The procedure is performed as an outpatient basis and you go home the same day.  No admission to hospital is required.


You will be asleep and remain asleep until the procedure is complete


During the procedure, electrodes the size of a long thin needles will be directed inserted into the prostate gland through the skin underneath your scrotum using ultrasound and MRI guidance


The number of electrodes used can range from 2 to 6


Once the electrodes are placed, your physician will initiate a series of electrical pulses


After your physician has delivered a sufficient number of pulses to the targeted area, the procedure is complete, and the electrodes are removed

Is it right for me?

NanoKnife irreversible electroporation (IRE) treatment is appropriate for most people with prostate cancer that is confined within the prostate gland. However, every case and patient are unique. Our qualified team will gladly review your situation and determine whether NanoKnife is a suitable approach. We encourage you to contact us today to discuss the possibility of NanoKnife treatment for you.

About Us

The North Toronto Prostate Clinic Inc represents a group of independent urologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.   All urologists have extensive experience in prostate cancer and have their clinical practices from University and Community-based centres from the North Toronto and Northern Ontario regions.  
ANY PATIENT IN ONTARIO, CANADA AND INTERNATIONALLY can obtain a consultation with one of our specialists.  For Canadian citizens, all consultations will be covered by your respective Provincial government insurance plan.

Contact Us

Have any questions about NanoKnife therapy?

Please contact us using the form below. We will be happy to discuss your situation to determine if NanoKnife is an appropriate treatment option for you.


*Robert K. Nam, MD, who is the Director of NTPC, is a paid consultant of AngioDynamics and serves as a case observation site for medical procedures performed with AngioDynamics’ NanoKnife System. AngioDynamics does not endorse, sponsor, or recommend Dr. Nam’s services and Dr. Nam’s services are not considered by AngioDynamics to be superior to any other health care professionals’ services.