"This new partnership, which brings together some of the top urologists in this region, contributes to our ongoing efforts to bring the best in prostate cancer care to the one in seven men who will face this disease," said Clete Walker, CEO of Vituro Health.
Kevin Blumenthal, M.D., from Central Maryland Urology Associates, says partnering with Vituro Health was an easy decision to make.
"The ability to work with a leading HIFU expert such as Medical Director Stephen Scionti, M.D., was a no-brainer for me as I have been performing HIFU cases with him since 2010," Blumenthal said. "Clete has a vision of growing this company to encompass a broader men's health focus which is something that is currently missing in the marketplace."
Blumenthal is excited to bring HIFU to his local patients, as the minimally invasive procedure has the ability to offer fewer side effects and better maintain a patients' quality of life, as compared to other treatments.
Another new partner in the Washington metropolitan area, Arnold Willis, M.D., FICS, of the MidAtlantic Urology Associates, came across HIFU after becoming more interested in minimally invasive prostate cancer therapies.
"I tried brachytherapy and cryotherapy and now am part of the focal therapy movement," Willis said. "I turned to HIFU because it is a safe, very effective and minimally intrusive procedure for patients; HIFU takes care of the cancer, cures it and they are back on their feet quickly with very little side effects."
Richard Gaffoglio, a retired golf professional, became a Vituro Health HIFU patient on Feb. 9, 2016. Gaffoglio says he is very thankful HIFU became an option to treat prostate cancer.
"I had not the first iota of pain from the procedure," Gaffoglio said. "Because of this technology, what had for years been a very scary and uncomfortable situation for men, was a very pleasant one for me."
In addition to Central Maryland Urology Associates and MidAtlantic Urology Associates, the Vituro Health partner practices in the Washington metropolitan area also include Anne Arundel Urology, Fairfax Urology Center and Virginia Urology & HIFU Center. Patients seeking HIFU treatment can begin making appointments with partner physicians by calling 1.866.4VITURO (848876) or visiting http://www.viturohealth.com/contact/.
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 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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