COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HIFU Advantage of Ohio, a partnership between Central Ohio Urology Group (COUG) and AKSM, Ltd. (AKSM) is proud to announce that it performed the first high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) procedures today at Central Ohio Urology Group's main campus in Gahanna's Tech Corridor.
HIFU is an outpatient procedure where sound waves are utilized for ablation of prostate tissue. It is an excellent alternative for Prostate cancer and BPH patients who are looking for an advanced treatment modality that offers an enhanced quality of life over other prostate treatments. "HIFU allows us 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," says Dr. Rashmi Patel.
Dr. Patel and Dr. Roy Brown performed the procedure on each of their respective patients. Dr. Brown and Dr. Patel have been performing HIFU successfully overseas for a combined 10 years. In that time, they have treated over 30 patients, making them the area's most experienced team. "Many more 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. Both physicians used the Sonablate HIFU device to perform their procedures. SonaCare is the name behind the Sonablate technology, which was FDA approved for tissue ablation in late 2015.
HIFU Advantage of Ohio is unique. All patients are assigned a Personal Care Advocate as a single point of contact, arranging travel, coordinating medical care and streamlining the 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. "With our physician expertise, our Personal Care Advocate program, our state-of-the-art facility and technologies, COUG and HIFU Advantage of Ohio are undoubtedly the leaders of prostate care in the region," says Dr. Brown and Dr. Patel.
To learn more about HIFU and treatment of prostate issues, call 844-PRO-HIFU, visit the HIFU Advantage of Ohio website at www.hifuadvantage.com, or attend their next educational seminar on June 20 at COUG's main campus located at 701 Tech Center Drive in Gahanna, OH.
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 1986. AKSM is a leader in prostate cancer and other urology treatments. Last year, the company and its affiliates treated patients more than 120,000 times.
Director of Operations, HIFU Advantage of Ohio
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