BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vituro Health, a comprehensive prostate care provider that empowers men during all stages of life, celebrated 1 year of treating prostate cancer with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). On Dec. 4, 2015, 61-year old Daniel Hazell, a corrections officer from Graceville, Fla., became the first patient of Medical Director Stephen Scionti, M.D., to be treated using the minimally invasive HIFU therapy in the United States. When asked about the procedure Hazell said, "My experience with HIFU was and continues to be wonderful. I recovered quickly with zero complications. I have been so impressed by Dr. Scionti's attention to detail when it comes to my care. I would recommend this procedure to anybody." At his one-year follow up appointment, Hazell received a negative biopsy result and is considered cancer free.
Patients treated by Vituro Health physicians over the past year have come from all over the United States and as far away as Hong Kong, China. "We set out to be the leader in HIFU training and ensure that patients receive the best quality of life treatment and continuing care as they deal with life after the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Our team, from engineers, to nurses, to administrative staff, has put together the most advanced center for HIFU in America," says Dr. Scionti. "We have taken the forefront when it comes to patient treatment and physician education."
In one year, through the Vituro Health Elite Center for HIFU Training in Sarasota, Fla., over 35 physicians from private practice to academia have received peer-to-peer training and proctoring. This unique training ensures that our patients receive the best outcomes for their quality of life. Collectively, the Vituro Health physicians have more experience than any other providers in the country.
Dr. Scionti, who is globally recognized for his work in advanced prostate cancer diagnostics and minimally invasive prostate cancer therapy, has worked extensively with HIFU, and with over 1000 successful procedures is considered one of world's most experienced HIFU surgeons. He has collaborated with leading medical treatment centers around the world to help perfect HIFU technology, research medical applications, and train urologists to perform HIFU. All Vituro Health partner physicians receive extensive, hands-on training directly from Scionti.
In the past year, Vituro Health has grown immensely and partnered with 10 physician groups and one hospital to bring state of the art HIFU treatment to men facing prostate cancer across the country. With locations throughout the United States from Florida to Pennsylvania, and Georgia to Nevada, men are no longer forced to travel across the country or out of the country to benefit from the innovative procedure.
In partnership with our physicians, Vituro Health is launching a new navigation and Prostate Cancer Management program to create a precise diagnosis and treatment plan to help men and their families deal with this prevalent disease. Additionally, Vituro Health will be launching a health and wellness program designed to assist men at different levels. From those with a risk of prostate cancer, to patients who are recovering from treatments, and life after treatment.
The Vituro Health Physician Board, comprised of leading Urologists from around the country, will be creating the medical protocols and processes that will be implemented to create a comprehensive precise diagnosis and treatment protocol to help men with their quality of life and control healthcare costs. "These Urologist are well respected and want to bring new technology and services to men and their families while working to save the healthcare system unnecessary costs," says Clete Walker, CEO of Vituro Health. "We are proud to partner with these physicians and to combine our efforts to assisting men and their families deal with this cancer."
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., the Washington metropolitan area, Dallas, Tex., Las Vegas, Nev., and Phoenix, Ariz., who are carefully selected based on their depth of experience, expertise and dedication to achieving the highest levels of patient outcomes. For more information and to learn about our physicians, visit www.viturohealth.com.
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