COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Ohio Urology Group (COUG) and AKSM, Ltd. (AKSM) announce the creation of HIFU Advantage of Ohio to bring high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to prostate patients in Central Ohio, the Midwest region and beyond.
HIFU Advantage of Ohio will be the region's premier destination for men to receive this minimally invasive prostate treatment, using the recently FDA-approved Sonablate HIFU device by SonaCare.
Until late last year, men seeking advanced HIFU treatment were required to travel to Canada or overseas. Now at HIFU Advantage of Ohio, men can receive minimally invasive HIFU treatment in a comfortable outpatient facility in Columbus, Ohio. "HIFU brings many advantages to men with prostate cancer compared to surgery or radiation treatment," says Dr. Rashmi Patel. "HIFU allows me to target specific prostate tissue for ablation (removal of body tissue) in a single, outpatient treatment, while minimizing side effects like incontinence and erectile dysfunction."
Dr. Patel and his partner, Dr. Roy Brown, have personally treated more patients with HIFU over the last several years than anyone in the area. "Many more of my patients wanted to receive this treatment but were uncomfortable traveling overseas. Now with HIFU here in Columbus, patients have access to this treatment locally," says Dr. Brown.
HIFU Advantage of Ohio is unique. All patients are assigned a Personal Care Advocate as a single point of contact, who arranges travel, coordinates medical care and streamlines the family's treatment experience. "Receiving healthcare can be difficult. We understand that. Your Personal Care Advocate simplifies the patient experience," explains Dr. Patel. "Patients who choose HIFU are unwilling to compromise when it comes to their health," says Dr. Brown. "We think the entire treatment experience should be without compromise."
To learn more about HIFU and treatment of prostate issues, call 800-447-0997 or visit the HIFU Advantage of Ohio website at www.hifuadvantage.com
About HIFU Advantage of Ohio and its Partners
Central Ohio Urology Group (COUG) partnered with AKSM in creating HIFU Advantage of Ohio. AKSM has provided urology services throughout the country since 1985. AKSM is a leader in prostate cancer and other urology treatments. Last year, the company and its affiliates treated patients more than 100,000 times.
Director of Operations, HIFU Advantage of Ohio
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