CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HIFU Prostate Services, the first and most experienced company to provide HIFU treatment for prostate cancer, has partnered with Riverside Urology in Columbus, Ohio and First Urology in Louisville, Kentucky, to bring minimally invasive HIFU to men with prostate disease, including prostate cancer.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a noninvasive, radiation-free procedure that focuses ultrasound waves to heat and destroy tissue in the prostate during a one-time, outpatient procedure. The FDA cleared HIFU for prostate ablation in October 2015.
Dr. Herb Riemenschneider and Dr. Michael Sweeney, along with HIFU proctor Dr. John Jurige, will offer the noninvasive treatment to qualified men with localized prostate cancer at Knightsbridge Surgery Center. The HIFU treatment center in Columbus is the seventh treatment center that HIFU Prostate Services has established in the country.
"Men throughout Ohio have been waiting for access to this cutting edge technology, and I am excited to finally be able to offer it to them," said Riemenschneider.
"We are excited to partner with such an experienced organization like HIFU Prostate Services to bring the highest quality of care to men in the central Ohio region," said Sweeney.
"Dr. Jurige, one of the world's leading HIFU physicians, trained and is now partnering with Dr. Riemenschneider," said John Linn, chief executive officer, HIFU Prostate Services. "This partnership has collectively performed over 400 procedures and with a technology like HIFU, experience matters when it comes to delivering the high quality of care," said Linn.
About HIFU Prostate Services, LLC
HIFU Prostate Services (HPS) was founded to provide men access to a less invasive treatment option for prostate cancer that has the ability to eliminate cancer and preserve patient quality of life. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality of care, support, and technology to the patient and to the urology community for the treatment of localized prostate cancer using Sonablate HIFU. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and has established partnerships with physicians and urology practices throughout the country. More info: http://www.hifuprostateservices.com.
About Riverside Urology
Riverside Urology Inc. is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the well being of our patients. They specialize in the treatment of diseases and functional problems of the bladder, kidneys, and urogenital system. They have particular professional skill and experience in urologic oncology, primarily the treatment of prostate cancer. More info: www.HIFUOH.com and www.riversideurology.com
About First Urology
First Urology, PSC, which was formed when Metropolitan Urology and Allied Urology joined together as equal partners, is the largest urologic provider in the greater Louisville and southern Indiana area. They offer comprehensive urologic care for men, women and children of all ages. Their physicians are dedicated to finding solutions to a wide range of issues to help patients regain to the quality of life they deserve. For additional information, visit www.1sturology.com.
About Knightsbridge Surgery Center
Knightsbridge Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art outpatient facility featuring some of the finest board certified surgeons and anesthesia providers in Columbus, including a highly skilled surgical team trained in all areas of pre-operative and post-operative care. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality of individualized care to each patient. This patient focused approach is intended to promote long-term health and well being that results in a high degree of patient satisfaction. The Knightsbridge Surgery Center is operated in partnership with OhioHealth. More info: http://www.knightsbridge-surgery.com.
John Linn, HIFU Prostate Services
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