Vituro Health, a comprehensive prostate care provider that empowers men during all stages of life, has partnered with five practices in the Washington metropolitan area to offer the latest in prostate management services, including minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy and advanced diagnostics.
"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 (AL, '11), 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."