New Hardware and Software Increases Accuracy For Targeting Malignant Cells, Sparing Healthy Tissue SonaCare Medical, LLC, the makers of innovative High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) medical devices for the treatment of prostate cancer, has announced the roll-out of its newest technology – called Sonafuse Profuse – introduced this summer at the treatment center in Puerto [...]
Leading Santa Rosa, California, Urologist Dr. Michael Lazar, has been named Medical Director of the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) project currently underway at a well-equipped medical facility in Puerto Valarta, Mexico. This procedure involves the implementation of a new technology using sound waves to destroy cancer cells in the male prostate gland. This project [...]
New High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Minimally-Invasive Treatment for Prostate Cancer Pioneered by Dr. Michael Lazar Soon to Be Approved by FDA for Use in the U.S.
The use of a new technology called High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) waves to treat prostate cancer without surgery on an out-patient basis moves closer to U.S. approval thanks to Dr. Michael J. Lazar, Jr. and other urologists utilizing this next-generation technology with patients in other nations. HIFU technology achieves pinpoint accuracy using an “acoustic [...]
It has been very exciting to be able to offer HIFU to men with prostate cancer the past 6 years. The utility of the procedure continues to grow, with the evolution from merely whole gland therapy to the possibility of focal therapy. With MRI imaging improvements, we can not only limit treatment to the cancer [...]
Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer are faced with treatment options. The historical remedies—radiation therapy, surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and freezing the cancerous gland—have risks and negative side effects, especially incontinence and impotence. A new technology, however, is coming of age in its ability to diminish these risks and side effects. This nonsurgical outpatient option—high intensity [...]
When Dr. Michael Lazar makes weekend trips to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, it's for business — to use a high-tech device to treat men with prostate cancer. Lazar, a Santa Rosa urologist for 30 years, is the only Northern California physician regularly treating patients with high-intensity focused ultrasound, known as HIFU, which is currently not approved [...]
by Michael J. Lazar, MD Prostate cancer is the leading form of solid organ cancer in the U.S. and the fourth most common form of cancer in the world. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. had more than 27,000 deaths in 2009 due to prostate cancer, which usually strikes older men. [...]