BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas HIFU Partners began treating patients earlier this year with the new, minimally invasive treatment, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Vituro Health has joined forces with Texas HIFU Partners to offer the latest in prostate management services, including advanced diagnostics, navigation services, patient financing, HIFU therapy and concierge medicine offerings. Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause of death among men and each man should understand all of his options before receiving treatment. With all the advancements in Prostate Cancer diagnosis and treatment, patients need to remain vigilant to properly navigate their treatment options. For qualified patients who are looking for a better quality of life treatment, HIFU can prevent the traditional side effects of erectile dysfunction and incontinence.
Dr. James Cochran, President of Texas HIFU partners, has been the principal investigator for the FDA in over 65 studies evaluating new diagnostic and treatment methods for prostate cancer. In total, Dr. Cochran has participated in over 120 different clinical trials for treatment of urologic conditions. Dr. Cochran has been an early advocate for HIFU, performing HIFU outside of the United States for over 10 years, until its recent FDA approval. As such, Dr. Cochran brings a unique perspective on the evolution and efficacy of the technology. "This treatment is unique in that it allows patients to return to their normal lifestyle immediately afterwards and eliminates many of the side effects that come with other prostate cancer treatment options," said Dr. Cochran.
Clete Walker, CEO of Vituro Health said, "Partnering with Dr. Cochran, who is committed to the elimination of Prostate Cancer, adds to our network throughout the country. We found common ground in the research and treatment of this disease and I am proud to call him a partner and a friend."
Dr. Cochran says he made the decision to partner with Vituro for a number of reasons. "I truly believe that Vituro offers the best quality in terms of peer to peer training and has the most experienced physicians in North America on its team. Physician training and experience are critical to success with HIFU. Vituro is also very focused on patient support."
Dr. Cochran has been providing HIFU treatments since March of 2016 and together with Vituro Health will be expanding services and creating additional partnerships throughout Texas.
About Vituro Health
Vituro Health empowers men with comprehensive prostate care during all stages of their lives. We arm partner physicians with HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) technology and other patient-centric, concierge services to elevate the standard of care and patient experiences. Vituro Health serves patients nationwide and is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with partnering physicians in Birmingham, Sarasota, Fla., Jacksonville, Fla., Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pa and the Washington metropolitan area who are carefully selected based on their depth of experience, expertise and dedication to achieving the highest levels of patient outcomes. For more information, visit www.viturohealth.com.
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