• 17 FEB 20
    New fusion biopsy to treat prostate cancer

    New fusion biopsy to treat prostate cancer

    With the aim of further improving the assistance to our patients, at Vithas Xanit International we have incorporated fusion biopsy, a new technique that represents a great advance in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

    Next, Dr. Juan Arocena, head of the Urology Service at Vithas Xanit Internacional, explains the importance of early diagnosis and treatment in cases of prostate cancer, what is a fusion biopsy and the important advantages of this new technique.

    Prostate cancer and the importance of its early detection

    Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men, being also among the most frequent pathologies of the prostate: it is estimated that 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer throughout his life.

    The best treatment option for prostate cancer is still its early detection, since, applying a personalized treatment in time, the cure rate is very high, 90%.

    However, in its initial stages it does not produce obvious symptoms, so the only way to detect it early is still to go to the specialist for a urological review.

    Prostate cancer affects mostly men between 55 and 69 years of age, so reviews to detect it are recommended periodically from 50 years onwards.

    Fusion biopsy and its advantages

    The new fusion biopsy incorporated into the Vithas Xanit International hospital allows a much more reliable diagnosis in the detection of prostate cancer than the conventional biopsy used previously, reaching 90% reliability, compared to 50% of the conventional one, according to recent studies.

    This new technique fuses images of the prostate multiparametric magnetic resonance with real-time 3D ultrasound images, outlining the suspicious areas and guiding the surgeon precisely to its exact location.

    Thanks to this more accurate and detailed information, a much more accurate diagnosis and evaluation of the disease progression is achieved, making it possible to decide more reliably the most appropriate solution for the patient. The high quality of the images helps the specialist to make decisions safely even in cases difficult to diagnose.

    When applying therapy or treatment, the greater information provided by this new system allows treating only the affected area, applying targeted therapy using minimally invasive technique, using a computer-assisted protocol. In this way the patient is treated with an effective procedure that preserves the maximum quality of life.

    Another advantage of this diagnostic technique with respect to the conventional ones is that, as it is performed perineally, rectal bleeding, sepsis risk and infection rate are reduced as much as possible, shortening recovery times. In addition, fusion biopsy is an outpatient procedure with local or general anesthesia.

    Urological reviews at Vithas Xanit Internacional

    If you need health care or just have a checkup, remember that at Vithas Xanit Internacional you will find the best specialists who, together with the latest technology and the latest techniques, allow us to offer you the best care both in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate pathologies and any other medical specialty. Contact us for more information or make an appointment.

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Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.