CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — 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 hifuprostateservices.com.
About Samuel J. Peretsman, MD
Peretsman completed his urologic oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He located to Charlotte in 1995 after 5 years serving as the urologic oncologist for the US Air Force Medical Corps. In Charlotte he has been instrumental in developing early programs for prostate cancer service lines including cryoablation, brachytherapy and robotic prostatectomy. He was Charlotte’s first elected member to the Society of Urologic Oncology. His peers elect him to city (Charlotte), state (North Carolina,) and national lists of “Best Doctors.” He currently practices urology at Urology Specialists of the Carolinas in Charlotte, NC.
About Urology Specialists of the Carolinas
Urology Specialists of the Carolinas, which has offices in the greater Charlotte, NC market has 16 board-certified Urologists that are highly trained and dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. Through expertise and the use of the latest state of the art equipment, our medical group is able to provide superior services to every patient. We offer comprehensive urologic care for men, women and children of all ages. Our physicians are dedicated to finding solutions to a wide range of issues to help patients regain the quality of life they deserve. For additional information, visit urologyspecialistsnc.com.
About Carolina Urology Partners
Carolina Urology Partners is the largest, most comprehensive urology group in the Carolinas and is the 7th largest group in the country. We have 37 physicians, more than 200 employees, and 15 urology centers in convenient locations throughout the Carolinas. At Carolina Urology Partners, our expert urologists treat a vast range of urologic problems, from common to complex, with compassion and the most advanced technology. For additional information, visit carolinaurology.com.
John Linn, 704-737-5925, HIFU Prostate Services
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