North Toronto Prostate Centre Inc.
The First Provider of the NanoKnife System for Prostate Cancer in Canada
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 technology in Canada for the focal treatment of prostate cancer.
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 persevering 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.
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.