Michael J. Lazar, MD was an early user of the HIFU technology dating back to 2007. He was credentialed as proctor in 2010 and participated in editing the user manual for the Sonablate HIFU system. Lazar trained FDA investigators on HIFU patient care and was commissioned by SonaCare Medical to proctor FDA clinical trial cases. He has treated or been involved with over 200 patients and is also site director for SonaCare Medical’s international training site in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Dr. Lazar has been certified by the American Board of Urology four times and has practiced in Santa Rosa, Calif. since 1983. He is chairman of the Board of Redwood Health Services, Inc. providing insurance products for employee groups. Dr. Lazar is also CEO and managing director of Santa Rosa Surgical Management Company, LLC that manages the ambulatory surgery center at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He has participated in medical staff leadership and has served as hospital chief-of-staff and well as departmental and section chairs. Dr. Lazar received his urology training at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, La. and is a graduate of University of Arkansas Medical School.
Dr. Lazar formed California HIFU in order to offer minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment to men with the Sonablate. He performs HIFU at HIFU Center of Excellence In San Francisco, 450 Sutter Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94108
HIFU Center of Excellence offers patients a state-of-the-art facility in downtown that is convenient to hotels and the airport for patients interested in traveling from around the country for this recently FDA-cleared treatment. For more information about HIFU treatment which is now available in San Francisco, or to make an appointment call: (707) 546-5553. Visit us online to learn more at: www.californiahifu.com
See more on the HIFU Prostate Services website.