HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) is a high intensity focused ultrasound technology. It is at the heart of a groundbreaking non-invasive treatment for Parkinson’s disease and Essential Tremor disease. Spain is one of the first countries in the world to use this technology. Today, the accumulated experience of successful treatment exists only in Valencia (for 2020-2021). We are the only ones who have been able to achieve positive dynamics in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The Ascires Center is located in Valencia.

What is special about HIFU treatment?

The presented technology should be considered revolutionary and unique. It is specially designed for the treatment of patients with essential (familial) tremor. In practice, it was possible to prove its effective effect on one of the most common and until now incurable disorders of human movements – Parkinson’s disease.

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is a fundamentally new approach to treating diseases without the need for open surgery and operations on the brain and its parts.
This tremor treatment technology is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Today, the use of ultrasound in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease is at the stage of mass clinical use. In 2018, her test report was completed. In 2021, only in Valencia, this technique will be applied on both hemispheres of the brain.

VALINTERMED provides a full course of treatment in Valencia for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, provides all the necessary information about the preliminary preparation of patients, the procedure.

For more information, check out the HIFU article from Dr. O. Korzhykov.

Parkinson's treatment

How is it treated? The experience of our patients. How safe is it and what are the results

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Tremor treatment

Find out why this tremor treatment technology is already being used in many countries

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HIFU – point microablation with a narrowly directed beam of ultrasonic waves of a zone localized by means of magnetic resonance.
A localized area is a few millimeters of the thalamic or subthalamic region of the brain.
Immediate and clear clinical improvement of tremor as the cells of this neutral zone are warmed up.

The main features of the application of ultrasound HIFU technology in the treatment of Parkinson's disease

Safe for the patient. No side effects. Fast and reliable

We have experience and approval for the application of this technology on two hemispheres of the brain

Instant effect, the stiffness and tremor of the lower and upper extremities disappears

Why is HIFU better than deep brain stimulation?

– No surgical interventions, incisions, stitches
– No risk of infection after the procedure
– No need for general anesthesia
– The patient does not need hospitalization
– The cost is 2 times less than the implantation of a neurostimulator
– No need for planned replacement of the neurostimulator battery after 5 years

What are the results in patients who underwent ultrasound ablation?

– No more stiffness of the body – this is the most important thing that our patients and neurologists note
– The clinical picture of limb tremor is significantly improved
– Patients can do without Pramipexole, Rivastigmine and Propranolol
– People become independent of stimulants and the risk of breakage
– This procedure is applied only once and on one hemisphere of the brain

Benefits of Treatment with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

– The latest technology is based on ultrasound waves to improve the quality of life of patients with neurological diseases.
– The complete technological process takes only 3 hours.
– No need for hospitalization, no need for rehabilitation. The patient returns to his or her previous life within 24 hours.
– The likelihood of relapse is excluded.
– It is possible to apply this technology to the other hemisphere of the brain.
– The cost of treatment in Spain is up to 20,000 euros.