Dr. Samuel Peretsman, with nearly 10 years HIFU experience, named medical director for partnership
December 4, 2015. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – HIFU Prostate Services, LLC, a leading provider of minimally-invasive prostate cancer treatment using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (“HIFU”), announces a partnership with Urology Specialists of the Carolinas (“USOC”) and Carolina Urology Partners (“CUP”). These two large urology practices include more than 50 urologists combined and service offices from Columbia, SC to north of Charlotte. The partnership will give physicians and their patients access to Sonablate HIFU technology for non-invasive prostate cancer treatment at a surgery center in Huntersville, NC.
Dr. Samuel J. Peretsman, one of the most experienced HIFU physicians in the country, will serve as the medical director of the partnership and will train all new HIFU users as a proctor. Approximately 10 other physicians within the partnership also have experience treating or working with HIFU patients.
Peretsman, a board-certified urologist that has performed over 2,800 surgical prostatectomies, has treated several hundred prostate cancer patients with Sonablate HIFU over the past 10 years. He also has been integral in training new HIFU users
“We are thrilled to finally have a Charlotte HIFU treatment site. Prostate cancer patients from this region have traveled to Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas for over 12 years to be treated by this minimally-invasive technology,” said Peretsman. “I look forward to continuing outpatient HIFU cancer therapy in a more convenient manner for the patients. They can now return to work or pleasure even sooner.”
“We see Charlotte as a center of excellence that will attract patients and physicians from across the southeast and nationally. Peretsman and the treatment facility in Charlotte will provide access to a new prostate cancer treatment option for patients and a training facility for urologists who wish to offer this minimally invasive treatment option to their patients,” commented John W. Linn, chief executive officer, HIFU Prostate Services.
HIFU offers patients a minimally-invasive, outpatient, prostate cancer treatment option that has been seen to be as effective as surgery and radiation with fewer side effects such as impotence and incontinence. HIFU is radiation free and designed as a one-time treatment, but can be repeated if needed and does not preclude any future therapy such as surgery or radiation.
About HIFU Prostate Services, LLC
At HIFU Prostate Services (HPS), our mission is to partner with physicians 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 high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). HPS was founded in 2015 by a seasoned management team with over 50 years of experience in the healthcare industry and over 30 years focused on HIFU technologies The company is headquartered in Charlotte, NC. and has established partnerships with physicians and urology practices throughout the country. For additional information, visit www.hifuprostateservices.com.