Santa Rosa urologist and prostate cancer expert Dr. Michael Lazar recognized in the field of Urology as one of the best physicians in Sonoma County.
Every year, Sonoma Magazine’s Top Doctor survey polls Sonoma County doctors and medical specialists for physicians they most often recommend to a loved one. This year almost 500 professionals are noted in the September issue as “the crème de la crème” in more than 50 categories. Dr. Lazar was recognized by his medical peers in the field of urology.
About Dr. Lazar
“I am honored to be among the top doctors recommended by their peers again in this year’s survey,” says Dr. Lazar. “There are so many excellent physicians in Northern California and Sonoma County Magazine helps the highlight only some of the fine physicians we have in our community.”
Dr. Lazar graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1978 and completed postgraduate training in surgery and urology at LSU in 1983. He is four-time board certified by the American Board of Urology and Managing Physician Director of Santa Rosa Surgical Management Co., LLC, which manages Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Center. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Redwood Health Services and as a member of the American Urological Association.
Dr. Lazar is the medical director of HIFU Prostate Services, LLC, a leading provider of minimally-invasive prostate cancer treatments using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Dr. Lazar is also a clinical partner with HPS with the HIFU San Francisco Surgery Center of Excellence.
HIFU: Non-invasive Treatment for Prostate Cancer
HIFU is a FDA approved precise and targeted therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer, that reduces the risk of complications caused by surgery and radiation. HIFU uses ultrasound energy, or sound waves, to heat and destroy specifically targeted areas of tissue. During HIFU, the sound waves pass through healthy tissue without causing damage. At the focal point of the sound waves (like a magnifying glass focusing the rays of the sun to burn a leaf), the tissue temperature rises, destroying only the targeted tissue.
Dr. Michael Lazar is the only Northern California physician and prostate cancer expert recognized as a leader in the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). He has been successfully treating patients with HIFU since 2007.
What Dr. Lazar’s Patients Have to Say
Dr. Lazar’s patients also appreciate his well rounded expertise, knowledge and care. One such patient, Skyler G. comments on Google Reviews, “Dr. Lazar is the most knowledgeable urologist I have ever gone to and I have been to a few over the years. After through examination and tests he tackled my medical issues and set up follow-up tests. Dr. Lazar answered all of my questions and explained everything in detail that I could understand. It’s wonderful to have such a great doctor in Santa Rosa.”
For more information about Dr. Lazar, HIFU treatment for prostate cancer visit the HIFU website or to make an appointment call: (707) 546-5553.
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*Comments edited for content. Original review can be viewed on Google Search.