HIFU Prostate Services further expands physician network to make HIFU available for men with localized prostate cancer in the Pacific Northwest
Portland, OR. December 7, 2016:
Stanley Myers, MD, urologist at Northwest Urology, has partnered with HIFU Prostate Services, LLC (HPS), the leading provider of HIFU technology to urology practices in the United States; in order to make HIFU for prostate cancer available in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Myers is the leading HIFU physician in the Pacific Northwest and has treated men outside the country with HIFU for nearly six years prior to FDA-clearance of the Sonablate® HIFU technology.
HIFU, which stands for high intensity focused ultrasound, is a non-surgical, radiation-free, outpatient procedure that uses focused sound waves to heat and destroy tissue in the prostate gland.
Dr. Myers will offer men with localized prostate cancer HIFU with the Sonablate, the leading HIFU device for prostate ablation. The FDA cleared the Sonablate® technology for the ablation of prostatic tissue in October 2015. No other HIFU prostate treatment device offers revolutionary features that enhance treatment customization and patient safety. These Sonablate features include software that monitors changes in tissue, can locate and spare nerves responsible for preserving potency and incorporates MRI images into live ultrasound images.
Dr. Myers is a certified diplomat for the American Board of Urology, he was initially certified in 1999 and recertified in 2006 and 2016. He served as president of the Oregon Urological Society (OUS) from 2012 to 2014 and currently serves on the OUS board as past president.
“I am very excited to be able to offer HIFU right here in the Pacific Northwest. This will give patients a minimally invasive, treatment option for prostate cancer,” said Dr. Myers.
“It has been my pleasure to work with Dr. Stan Myers over the last four years in the development of HIFU for use in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Myers is a very talented surgeon and HIFU practitioner; his establishing this HIFU center will greatly benefit the region,” said Michael Lazar, MD, medical director of HIFU Prostate Services.
John Linn, chief executive officer of HIFU Prostate Services said, “We only work with the most experienced urologists who are committed to adding HIFU to the list of options that they offer their patients for localized prostate cancer. Dr. Myers is on the forefront of prostate cancer care and we are excited to work with him and his team.”
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. Learn more at http://www.hifuprostateservices.com
About Northwest Urology
Northwest Urology is dedicated to providing the highest quality urologic care to our patients. Our experienced team of physicians are leaders in HIFU, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and specialize in the full spectrum of urologic services, from general adult urology, to oncologic urology, to pediatric urology. For more than 40 years, Northwest Urology has been providing the Portland area with the highest standard of adult urological care from simple to complex. We have built on a history of regional leadership and innovation, gaining the reputation of being the place to turn to for the difficult or unusual cases. Learn more at http://nwurology.com.