BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), when performed by a properly trained and skilled Board Certified Urologist, continues to be a viable treatment for Prostate Cancer. HIFU allows men to maintain their quality of life and avoid the common side effects resulting from traditional treatments like robotic radical prostatectomy and radiation.
On July 20th, 2017 a Sarasota urologist was arrested for continuing to practice medicine, after the Florida Board of Medicine revoked his license. Both physicians and patients raised complaints that this physician diagnosed and prescribed treatment for prostate cancer based on prostate MRI findings alone. He informed his patients that a prostate biopsy should be avoided because the biopsy would cause the cancer cells to spread.
These patients, being fearful of having prostate cancer, were encouraged to have HIFU treatment immediately. Some of these patients did not actually have prostate cancer, and were frightened into undergoing a treatment that they did not need.
This scenario is a perfect example of why experience matters when it comes to choosing a physician. Vituro Health provides a Precision Prostate Management Program (PPMP) for patients and ensures that patients receive the proper treatment they need by only highly skilled physicians.
Through the Vituro Health Elite Center for HIFU Training, over 35 Board Certified physicians from private practice to academia have received peer-to-peer training and proctoring. This unique training ensures that Vituro Health patients achieve the best outcomes for treating their prostate cancer and maintaining their quality of life. Collectively, the Vituro Health physicians have more experience than any other providers in the country.
Since the FDA approved the Sonablate and Ablatherm devices for prostate tissue ablation, more and more doctors in the U.S. are offering the therapy to their patients, often without the proper training and without any peer-to-peer oversight.
Vituro Health Medical Director Stephen Scionti is the most experienced board certified HIFU doctor in the United States. With Dr. Scionti and the other members of our physician board, Vituro offers the most stringent training protocols, which far exceed the FDA requirements. Each patient participating in the Vituro Health PPMP program is reviewed by Dr. Scionti or our physician board before treatment to ensure proper treatment selection. We recommend all patients inquire as to experience and training prior to choosing a provider.
"The HIFU procedure a Vituro patient receives is very different than treatments provided by less experienced and trained physicians. Vituro Health physicians customize each treatment with the advanced diagnostics we require to ensure their best outcomes," Scionti said. "HIFU is only effective if done properly by a highly-skilled physician and in a precise manner. We perform a focused, precise, individualized treatment and this makes us different."
Patients seeking HIFU treatment can make 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, Philadelphia, Pa., Dallas, Tex. 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.
SOURCE Vituro Health