First Patient in Ohio Treated with Non-Invasive HIFU Technology For Prostate Cancer
Dr. Herb Riemenschneider is the first urologist in the state of Ohio to treat a patient using high intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU, for prostate cancer.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. June 8, 2016. Dr. Herb Riemenschneider performed the first HIFU treatment for prostate cancer in Ohio today at Knightsbridge Surgery Center, in partnership with HIFU Prostate Services.
HIFU, which stands for high intensity focused ultrasound, is a one-time, outpatient procedure that allows men to return to their normal lifestyle within a few days after treatment. There is no surgery and no radiation; therefore, there is less risk of damage to urinary or sexual function after HIFU.
“I have been working with this technology for several years now and have seen first hand how beneficial it can be for the right type of prostate cancer patient,” said Riemenschneider. “I am proud to be the first physician in Ohio to treat a patient with HIFU and I look forward to offering it to many more men.”
Riemenschneider offers patients HIFU with the most technologically advanced device on available in the country today, the Sonablate. The Sonablate is the only HIFU device with the ability to offer patients a truly customized treatment. Doctors can decide exactly what tissue in the prostate to target and how much HIFU energy should be applied to that area.
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.
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. More info: http://www.knightsbridge-surgery.com.