Dr. Michael Lazar of California HIFU Selected by Sonoma Magazine’s Top Doctors Survey

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Santa Rosa urologist and prostate cancer expert Dr. Michael Lazar recognized in the field of Urology as one of the best physicians in Sonoma County.

Dr. Michael Lazar

I am honored to be among the top doctors recommended by their peers again in this year’s survey...

Sonoma Magazine’s Top Doctor survey polled Sonoma County doctors and medical specialists for physicians they most often recommend to a loved one. More than 300 professionals are noted in the September issue as “the crème de la crème” in more than 50 categories. Dr. Lazar was recognized by his medical peers in the field of urology, an opinion also supported by Dr. Lazar’s patients.

"Dr. Lazar treated my prostate cancer, and I have been cancer free for three years. If you have been diagnosed with PC (prostate cancer) then you're used to seeing many doctors. Dr. Lazar is the first one that I have seen who I felt cared about my situation," says Paul S. *

About Dr. Lazar

“I am honored to be among the top doctors recommended by their peers again in this year’s survey,” says Dr. Lazar. “There are so many excellent physicians in Northern California and Sonoma Magazine helps highlight just a few. Congratulations to everyone on the list.”

Dr. Lazar graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1978 and completed postgraduate training in surgery and urology at LSU in 1983. He is four-time board certified by the American Board of Urology and Managing Physician Director of Santa Rosa Surgical Management Co., LLC, which manages Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Center. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Redwood Health Services and as a member of the American Urological Association.

Dr. Lazar is part of Northern California Medical Associates and operates California HIFU in Santa Rosa. He is the medical director of HIFU Prostate Services, LLC, a leading provider of minimally-invasive prostate cancer treatments using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Dr. Lazar is also a clinical partner with HPS with the HIFU San Francisco Surgery Center of Excellence, a state-of-the-art facility that is convenient to hotels and the airport.

HIFU: Non-invasive Treatment for Prostate Cancer
HIFU is a FDA approved precise and targeted therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer, that reduces the risk of complications caused by surgery and radiation. HIFU uses ultrasound energy, or sound waves, to heat and destroy specifically targeted areas of tissue. During HIFU, the sound waves pass through healthy tissue without causing damage. At the focal point of the sound waves (like a magnifying glass focusing the rays of the sun to burn a leaf), the tissue temperature rises, destroying only the targeted tissue.

Dr. Michael Lazar is the only Northern California physician and prostate cancer expert recognized as a leader in the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). He has been successfully treating patients with HIFU since 2007.

What HIFU Patients Have to Say

HIFU patients also appreciate Dr. Lazar’s well rounded expertise and comprehensive approach to prostate cancer treatment. One such patient, Edward B. commented on Dr. Lazar’s website recently, “I would give Dr. Lazar the highest rating possible. He listens well, and offers a very thorough exam. He presented all options (for prostate cancer treatment) including pros and cons. Dr. Lazar is the best.” *

For more information about Dr. Lazar, HIFU treatment for prostate cancer visit the HIFU website or to make an appointment call: (707) 546-5553.

*Comments edited for content. Original review can be viewed on Dr. Lazar’s YouTube Channel and online at the California HIFU website Patient Reviews section.

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