Kia Michel, MD treats first patient in Beverly Hills using Sonablate HIFU for prostate cancer
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kia Michel, MD performed the first HIFU treatment for prostate cancer in Beverly Hills last Thursday, June 23, at La Peer 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.
Focal therapy, often referred to as a “male lumpectomy,” is a general term for a variety of non-invasive techniques for destroying small tumors inside the prostate while leaving the gland intact and sparing most of its normal tissue.
“HIFU is an excellent tool for offering men focal therapy because of its ability to precisely target only the area within the prostate where we have identified there is a tumor,” said Michel. “Since we are treating a smaller area, there is a quicker recovery time and less risk of complications.”
HIFU Prostate Services, the first and most experienced company to provide HIFU treatment for prostate cancer, has partnered with Dr. Michel and Prostate Cancer Specialists of Los Angeles to bring the revolutionary Sonablate HIFU technology to Beverly Hills.
About HIFU Prostate Services, LLC
HIFU Prostate Services (HPS) is the first, largest, and most experienced HIFU team in the U.S. and 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 Prostate Cancer Specialists of Los Angeles
Prostate Cancer Specialists of Los Angeles is a renowned practice dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of men with prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Specialists of Los Angeles is comprised of the top physicians in several medical subspecialties (urology, radiology, radiation therapy and oncology) whose focus is providing the most comprehensive care for men with prostate cancer or at risk of developing prostate cancer. Given their expertise, the physicians at the Prostate Cancer Specialists of Los Angeles have access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities available and provide diagnostic and treatment options specifically tailored for each patient. The expertise at Prostate Cancer Specialists of Los Angeles and access to the most advanced technology translates into outstanding results for patients. More info: http://prostatecancerdr.com/.