Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to many questions we frequently receive from patients. If you have other concerns not addressed on this page, please contact us.

About Prostate Cancer

What is the prostate?
How prevalent is prostate cancer?
Where does prostate cancer spread?
What options do I have for treating localized prostate cancer?
How is prostate cancer diagnosed?

About HIFU Treatment

What are the potential side effects from HIFU treatment?
Is HIFU approved by Health Canada or the FDA?
Do I have to change my lifestyle before or after HIFU?
What do I need to do before the procedure?
Do I need to have an MRI before HIFU?
Am I a candidate for HIFU?

Administrative Questions (Appointments, Referrals, Insurance Coverage, etc.)

How can I request an appointment?
Do I need a referral for a consultation?
When will I be seen by a doctor?
Is the treatment covered by OHIP?
Do you accept private insurance?
Are treatment fees tax-deductible?
What do I need to know about my first appointment?
What if I need to cancel or reschedule an appointment?

Information for non-Ontario Canadian, US, and International Patients

Referrals
Visa Requirements
Travel and Lodging
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