I had the HIFU procedure as a part of a clinical trial 7 months ago. I am dissapointed that the info did not alert me to the side effects I am experiencing. The major problem is urinary track blockage. I am able to avoid the the blockage by drinking large amounts of water and keeping the track flushed. However, traveling becomes more difficult as I need to urinate often.
Most of the HIFU literature says that ED should not be a problem after HIFU. I am certainly not back to normal, Cialis and the pump have not been satisfactory. I hope that time will take care of that problem.
As I see it at this point, HIFU is better than the surgery in that it is not as invasive. Incontinence is not a problem, but the blockage caused by the sluffing of the killed prostate fibers has been something that I have had to deal with.