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Lee Health announces Lee Physician Group Urology

By Staff | Oct 23, 2019

Lee Health’s newest service line, Lee Physician Group Urology, recently began seeing patients across four locations in Lee County. LPG Urology was formed following Lee Health’s acquisition of Southwest Florida Urology Associates, which has been practicing in the community for over 30 years.

As part of the acquisition, SWFLUA’s physicians, physician assistants, advanced providers and staff are joining the Lee Health team. The medical professionals have been strategic partners with Lee Health, and patients will notice seamless continuity in their care with LPG Urology.

“Southwest Florida Urology Associates has been a trusted partner in the delivery of urologic care to patients in our region, and we are pleased to welcome them to our team,” LPG Chief Medical Officer Dr. Venkat Prasad said. “The addition of a urology-specific surgery center allows us to offer minimally-invasive surgeries for a variety of urologic conditions.”

The Lee Health Urology Surgery Center is the health system’s first freestanding ambulatory surgery center and performs surgeries for a range of conditions affecting the kidney, bladder, prostate and some types of cancer. The center is ready to start performing surgeries immediately, and is currently recruiting additional surgeons to meet the needs of our patients.

“We have built a great relationship with Lee Health over the years, and we couldn’t be happier to be joining their team as we strive to provide the best possible urologic care to Southwest Florida,” Dr. Jasper Rizzo, a urologist with LPG Urology. “By becoming part of the Lee Health family, we will be able to provide an improved coordination of urology care for our patients and enjoy the full administrative support that comes with joining a robust health system.”

The opening of LPG Urology brings a team of over 70 trained professionals, including six physicians and six physician assistants, to the Lee Health team. LPG Urology has offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres, and the surgery center is located adjacent to the Fort Myers office.

To make an appointment, patients can call 239-424-2030.