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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3

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Lee Health Announces Lee Physician Group Urology LPG Urology Features Six Physicians and Lee Health’s First Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center

September 11, 2019 - Lee Health’s newest service line, Lee Physician Group Urology, will begin seeing patients today 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. These 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,” said Dr. Venkat Prasad, LPG Chief Medical Officer. “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,” said 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. 
 
 
About Lee Health
Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Formerly known as Lee Memorial Health System, the organization began its second century of service with a new name in 2016. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org.  
 
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