Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Our USC Urology experts offer a variety of noninvasive focal therapy treatment options.

Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Our USC Urology experts offer a variety of noninvasive focal therapy treatment options.

Advanced Treatment for Prostate Cancer

At USC Urology at Keck Medicine of USC, we strive to deliver exceptional care, using the most advanced prostate cancer treatments available, while integrating more individualized treatment options for our patients. Focal therapy for prostate cancer, or partial gland ablation, is a newer treatment option that minimizes side effects. Unlike other types of prostate cancer treatment, focal therapy eliminates only the parts of the prostate gland that contain cancer.

Focal Therapy Benefits

When deciding on a treatment for prostate cancer, it is important to consider the delicate areas around the prostate gland that are responsible for urinary control and erectile function. Surgery and radiation therapy can both cause damage to these sensitive areas. Side effects from surgery and radiation for prostate cancer can include bowel symptoms, urinary irritation, urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

The ultimate goal of focal therapy is to treat cancer and eliminate these side effects. Recent advances in prostate cancer imaging technology have led to more accurate detection of prostate cancer — ultimately, allowing doctors to precisely target it. Focal therapy removes the parts of the prostate gland that contain cancer, while leaving the unaffected part of the prostate alone and reducing the risk of side effects.

Focal Therapy Treatment Options

At USC Urology, we offer a variety of noninvasive focal therapy options. Our experienced care team will work closely with you to understand each option and keep you in control of your treatment plan.

One focal therapy treatment option is cryotherapy, which targets and destroys prostate cancer cells using very cold temperatures. Another effective treatment option is high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), which uses ultrasonic waves to heat up and destroy prostate cancer tissue and tumors.

Our Approach to Focal Therapy

At USC Urology, we are here to deliver a tailored prostate cancer treatment plan that is based on your needs. You will be carefully evaluated by a team of prostate cancer experts with experience in prostate cancer surgery, as well as focal therapy.

With advanced treatment options, like focal therapy, our world-class medical team will keep you informed and in control of your treatment plan every step of the way.

Make an appointment with USC Urology to meet with one of our focal therapy specialists. Our expert care team has the information you need and the answers to your questions. Together, we will help you take an important step toward treating your prostate cancer.

Our Team

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Urology
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Urology

Monish Aron, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology
Physician Assistant
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Urology

Virinder K. Bhardwaj, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
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Urology

Sia Daneshmand, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology (Clinical Scholar)
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology

Sharon Nazanin Dann, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Urology

Andre Abreu, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Mihir M. Desai, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Elodi Joy Dielubanza, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Urology, Urogynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine  View more

Hooman Djaladat, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Endourology and Stone Disease  View more

Leo R. Doumanian, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Andrology, Urologic Oncology  View more

Tanaz R. Ferzandi, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructiv …
Specialties
Female Pelvic Medicine, Urogynecology, Urology  View more
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
Specialties
Urology, Minimally Invasive Urology, Urologic Oncology

Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Endourology and Stone Disease  View more

Inderbir S. Gill, MD

Accepting new patients
Chairman and Distinguished Professor, Catherine and Joseph A …
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

David A. Ginsberg, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urogynecology

Mitchell Geoffrey Goldenberg, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
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Urology

Jullet Han, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology

Sij Hemal, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology

Eric L. Kau, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology (Practitioner), Dire …
Specialties
Urology, Endourology and Stone Disease

Amir H. Lebastchi, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Minimally Invasive Urology, Urologic Oncology

Jeffrey Loh-Doyle, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Urology, Prosthetic Urology, Reconstructive Urology
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Physician Assistant, Urology
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Physician Assistant, Urology

Jamal Nabhani, MD

Accepting new patients
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Urology

Mike M. Nguyen, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Endourology and Stone Disease
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Urology

Daniel Park, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology/Director of Clinical …
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology
Physician Assistant
Specialties
Urology
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Urology
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Urology

Shilo Rosenberg, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology

Mary K. Samplaski, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Andrology

Anne K. Schuckman, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Rene Javier Sotelo, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology
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Physician Assistant, Urology
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Urology

Kevin Andrew Wayne, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Urology

Monish Aron, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Andre Abreu, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Mihir M. Desai, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Hooman Djaladat, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Endourology and Stone Disease  View more
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
Specialties
Urology, Minimally Invasive Urology, Urologic Oncology

Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Endourology and Stone Disease  View more

Inderbir S. Gill, MD

Accepting new patients
Chairman and Distinguished Professor, Catherine and Joseph A …
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Amir H. Lebastchi, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Minimally Invasive Urology, Urologic Oncology

Anne K. Schuckman, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Rene Javier Sotelo, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Monish Aron, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Sia Daneshmand, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology (Clinical Scholar)
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology

Andre Abreu, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Mihir M. Desai, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Hooman Djaladat, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Endourology and Stone Disease  View more

Leo R. Doumanian, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Andrology, Urologic Oncology  View more
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
Specialties
Urology, Minimally Invasive Urology, Urologic Oncology

Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Endourology and Stone Disease  View more

Inderbir S. Gill, MD

Accepting new patients
Chairman and Distinguished Professor, Catherine and Joseph A …
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Amir H. Lebastchi, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Minimally Invasive Urology, Urologic Oncology

Anne K. Schuckman, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Rene Javier Sotelo, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Daniel Park, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology/Director of Clinical …
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology

Monish Aron, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Virinder K. Bhardwaj, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology

Sia Daneshmand, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology (Clinical Scholar)
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology

Andre Abreu, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Mihir M. Desai, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Elodi Joy Dielubanza, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Urology, Urogynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine  View more

Hooman Djaladat, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Endourology and Stone Disease  View more

Leo R. Doumanian, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Andrology, Urologic Oncology  View more

Tanaz R. Ferzandi, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructiv …
Specialties
Female Pelvic Medicine, Urogynecology, Urology  View more
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
Specialties
Urology, Minimally Invasive Urology, Urologic Oncology

Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Endourology and Stone Disease  View more

Inderbir S. Gill, MD

Accepting new patients
Chairman and Distinguished Professor, Catherine and Joseph A …
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

David A. Ginsberg, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urogynecology

Mitchell Geoffrey Goldenberg, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology

Jullet Han, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology

Sij Hemal, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology

Eric L. Kau, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology (Practitioner), Dire …
Specialties
Urology, Endourology and Stone Disease

Amir H. Lebastchi, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Minimally Invasive Urology, Urologic Oncology

Jeffrey Loh-Doyle, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Urology, Prosthetic Urology, Reconstructive Urology

Jamal Nabhani, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Urology

Mike M. Nguyen, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Endourology and Stone Disease

Shilo Rosenberg, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor Of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology

Mary K. Samplaski, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Andrology

Anne K. Schuckman, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology

Rene Javier Sotelo, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Urology
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Urology
Specialties
Urology
Specialties
Urology
Physician Assistant
Specialties
Urology

Sharon Nazanin Dann, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Urology
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Urology
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Urology
Specialties
Urology

Daniel Park, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology/Director of Clinical …
Specialties
Urology, Urologic Oncology
Physician Assistant
Specialties
Urology
Specialties
Urology
Specialties
Urology
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Urology
Specialties
Urology

Kevin Andrew Wayne, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Urology

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