Dr. George Suarez launches his HIFU prostate program by performing an impressive ten Sonablate procedures during the first two weeks.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., MARCH 15, 2016 -- SonaCare Medical, LLC announces that Sonablate HIFU prostate ablation is now available in Miami, Florida. Dr. George Suarez launched his U.S.-based HIFU program in late February out of the Miami Sunset Surgery Center, and performed a remarkable ten cases during the first two weeks of offering this alternative prostate care option.
Dr. Suarez has been an avid HIFU ablation advocate for many years. Having a long-term relationship with SonaCare Medical, he has been closely involved with Sonablate technology and is one of few physicians to have personally witnessed the evolution of the device over the past 10+ years.
“Having had the opportunity to perform HIFU procedures outside the U.S. for over a decade prior to FDA approval, has provided me invaluable experience and knowledge," said Dr. George Suarez, board-certified urologist and pioneer of HIFU prostate ablation. "That kind of experience allows me to perform multiple procedures per week that yield results for patients who seek a quick and efficient outpatient procedure; HIFU is a prostate care option that delivers outcomes equivalent to existing prostate procedures, but more importantly, it does so with a significantly reduced risk of side effects.” Dr. Suarez adds, “It is all about finding an alternative option that will allow men to preserve their quality of life, life-style and dignity post-procedure.”
SonaCare Medical's Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mark Carol, comments “George Suarez’s pioneering use of HIFU technology not only helps his patients, but also provides urologists around the country with the latest clinical data on the benefits of HIFU for prostate ablation on men. We are thankful for early adopters like George, who are able to recognize the value of our ground-breaking technology and its positive impact on patient care.”
Sonablate® is the first device to receive regulatory authorization from the FDA for the focused ultrasound ablation of prostate tissue. Since its introduction over 15 years ago, Sonablate® technology has been used around the world on nearly 15,000 patients in over 30 countries, including approximately 4,000 U.S. men who have had this procedure performed outside the U.S.
About SonaCare Medical, LLC
SonaCare Medical is a world leader in minimally invasive focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies. SonaCare Medical is committed to developing focused ultrasound related technologies that support precise and innovative procedures for the treatment of a range of medical conditions. SonaCare Medical, with its subsidiary Focus Surgery, Inc., designs and manufactures medical devices, including the following: Sonablate®, which has 510(K) clearance in the U.S. under a De Novo regulatory classification; Sonablate® 500, which has CE Marking and has obtained regulatory authorization in more than 49 countries outside the U.S.; Sonatherm® laparoscopic HIFU surgical ablation system, which has 510(K) clearance in the U.S., has CE Marking and has obtained regulatory authorization in more than 30 countries outside the U.S.
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