MINNETONKA, Minn., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (Nasdaq: AMMD), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for male and female pelvic health, today announced the launch of its Solutions to Educate Patients Program (STEP) in Europe. The program is designed to help healthcare providers better educate patients and the community about solutions for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) and male stress urinary incontinence (SUI). AMS is the first company in Europe to launch such a program and provide these types of educational materials to patients suffering from ED and SUI.
The STEP toolkit provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use system that empowers healthcare providers with a wide range of in-office educational materials, patient outreach collateral, seminars and web resources to help guide and inspire men who suffer with ED and SUI to take action to restore their quality of life.
"Millions of men struggle every day with troublesome ED and incontinence symptoms that prevent them from fully enjoying time with their partners, family and friends," said Whitney Erickson, vice president and general manager for Men's Health at AMS. "Today's treatment options mean there's no reason anyone should suffer in silence. The tools provided in the STEP program can help men overcome feelings of embarrassment about their symptoms, empower them with information about the wide range of options available and help them find one that's right for their needs."
The STEP program puts all of the tools and templates hospitals need right at their fingertips, including:
For more information about the AMS STEP program, contact AMS at:American Medical Systems UK LtdCapital Court Capital Interchange WayBrentfordTW8, 0EXTel.: +44 (208) 996 3100About American Medical Systems:American Medical Systems, headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, is a diversified supplier of medical devices and procedures to cure incontinence, erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), pelvic floor prolapse and other pelvic disorders in men and women. These disorders can significantly diminish one's quality of life and profoundly affect social relationships. In recent years, the number of people seeking treatment has increased markedly as a result of longer lives, higher-quality-of-life expectations and greater awareness of new treatment alternatives. American Medical Systems' products reduce or eliminate the incapacitating effects of these diseases, often through minimally invasive therapies. The Company's products were used to treat approximately 335,000 patients in 2009.
More information about the Company and its products can be found at its website www.AmericanMedicalSystems.com and in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2009 and its other SEC filings.
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