CORRECTION: Medicare Has Not Released The Effective Date for Salvage Therapy

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Galil Medical Ltd.

    WOBURN, Mass., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The date on which Medicare begins
 to reimburse physicians and hospitals for Salvage therapy has yet to be
 determined.  Once the effective date is determined and the reimbursement takes
 effect, Medicare recipients will be eligible for coverage when they undergo
 SeedNet(TM) cryotherapy.  As previously explained, SeedNet(TM) offers patients
 whose cancer returns after radiation therapy a second chance at destroying the
 diseased prostate gland without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue.  It
 is the most viable option to improve long-term survival in men who experience
 a recurrence of the disease.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010402/NEM010 )
 
     Galil Medical Ltd.
     Galil Medical Ltd., with operations in Israel and the U.S., specializes in
 the development, manufacture and marketing of state-of-the-art, minimally
 invasive medical products and systems.  ESC Medical Systems, Ltd.
 (Nasdaq:   ESCM) is a major shareholder of Galil Medical.
 
      Contact:  Jim McGlone
                Galil Medical USA
                (516) 532-2517
 
                Anne Brownsey
                Ruder Finn
                (312) 329-3907
 
 

SOURCE Galil Medical Ltd.
    WOBURN, Mass., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The date on which Medicare begins
 to reimburse physicians and hospitals for Salvage therapy has yet to be
 determined.  Once the effective date is determined and the reimbursement takes
 effect, Medicare recipients will be eligible for coverage when they undergo
 SeedNet(TM) cryotherapy.  As previously explained, SeedNet(TM) offers patients
 whose cancer returns after radiation therapy a second chance at destroying the
 diseased prostate gland without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue.  It
 is the most viable option to improve long-term survival in men who experience
 a recurrence of the disease.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010402/NEM010 )
 
     Galil Medical Ltd.
     Galil Medical Ltd., with operations in Israel and the U.S., specializes in
 the development, manufacture and marketing of state-of-the-art, minimally
 invasive medical products and systems.  ESC Medical Systems, Ltd.
 (Nasdaq:   ESCM) is a major shareholder of Galil Medical.
 
      Contact:  Jim McGlone
                Galil Medical USA
                (516) 532-2517
 
                Anne Brownsey
                Ruder Finn
                (312) 329-3907
 
 SOURCE  Galil Medical Ltd.