Dr. Michael Lazar, a Santa Rosa urologist and prostate cancer specialist, is the Medical Director, Director of Physician Training, and member of the Board of Directors of HIFU Prostate Services whose doctors perform well over half of all HIFU cases in the US. He is the only Northern California physician recognized as a leader in the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for prostate cancer and has been been successfully treating patients since 2007.
Dr. Lazar and his staff are proud to be early leaders in the usage of HIFU. He served as one of three Proctor/Instructors for the FDA HIFU study and went on to be an editor of the official HIFU Users Manual. He also testified for approval at the 2014 FDA hearing in Washington, DC.
Michael J. Lazar, M.D. 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 served as Managing Physician Director of Santa Rosa Surgical Management Co., LLC, for 10 years, which manages Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Center. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Redwood Health Services and is a member of the American Urological Association.
Dr. Lazar is married with 3 children, and has been active in Boy Scout leadership and coaching soccer. His hobbies include hiking, backpacking, camping, alpine skiing, and the occasional fly-fishing outing. Dr. Lazar also enjoys living in the wine country, which affords cultivation of a love of wine, and proximity to San Francisco allows enjoyment of its theater and fine arts.
Dr. Lazar offers a HIFU Program in partnership with HIFU Prostate Services, LLC (HPS). HIFU Prostate Services, LLC (HPS) is a leading provider of minimally-invasive prostate cancer treatments using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). HIFU prostate treatments are performed at San Francisco, Marin County, and Santa Rosa.
HIFU is a medical procedure that applies high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to locally heat and destroy diseased or damaged tissue with prostate cancer through ablation. Dr. Lazar has worked tirelessly with SonaCare to bring this innovative treatment for prostate cancer to patients in the United States.