US Prostate Cancer Treatment Travel info
Travelling from the U.S. to The Cleveland Clinic in Toronto Canada
Information for U.S. Patients
Welcome to the Cleveland Clinic Canada. We are pleased to be associated with the world renowned Cleveland Clinic – a premiere treatment center for cancer.
Our Toronto, Canada clinic is the only North American location for treatment with the Ablatherm HIFU device. Our specially trained urologists and surgeons are experts in the field of prostate cancer.
We believe there are many benefits of HIFU in treating men with localized prostate cancer. The procedure is effective, efficient, adaptable and non-invasive. There are minimal side effects and early success determination. We encourage you to read the compelling evidence in our research and patient review sections.
The friendly staff at Maple Leaf HIFU will assist you in planning your visit to the clinic. From assistance with insurance forms to recommended hotels, we simplify the process for you and your family. Whether you are visiting us from another province, from the United States, or other parts of the world, we look forward to welcoming you.
U.S. Insurance for HIFU Treatment
Assistance is available for U.S. patients with medical insurance to process claims, reimbursing your HIFU treatment. Some policies will partially reimburse your program and others will not.Read more about Insurance
FDA Approval in the U.S.
On November 9, 2015 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to EDAP Ablatherm HIFU to carry out prostate ablation treatment in the United States, using the Ablatherm Integrated Imaging device. As the first North American provider of this technology and treatment for prostate cancer Maple Leaf HIFU is very pleased to see the FDA confirm the safety and efficacy of this HIFU modality in which we strongly believe.
Maple Leaf HIFU will continue to offer this treatment to Canadian and American patients from our Cleveland Clinic Canada facility in Toronto. In time new sites and new groups will provide service in the United States but Maple Leaf HIFU remains, by far, the most experienced North American provider and will continue to be so.
At present, in the United States there is not a CPT code for HIFU Ablation and it may be some time before insurers, public or private, will routinely reimburse patients for HIFU treatment. During this time Maple Leaf HIFU will, on a best efforts basis , continue to assist our patients with insurance issues through their insurance provider(s).
Crossing from the U.S.A.. into Canada for HIFU treatments. Find out more about U.S.A. entry requirements.
There are many convenient flights into Toronto Pearson International Airport. There are also several border crossings that offer convenient access to Toronto.
We are pleased to assist you with any travel inquiries to come to our Maple Leaf HIFU facility in Toronto, Ontario.