As a urology practice, Encore Urology’s mission is to provide the same or greater level of urological care to patients that they would receive at the finest academic institutions, but in a more private setting and with a more personal and intimate approach.
Our emphasis is on embracing new technology and training along with exceptional and dedicated staff. Our goal is to deliver unprecedented care from presentation and diagnosis to treatment and then ongoing follow-up. The urologist is known for his excellent surgical and patient care. He has also gained regional, national and international recognition. Our ongoing efforts, as a team, are focused on maintaining our level of quality while continuing to grow as a group of dedicated health care professionals offering nothing short of state-of-the-art care.
Our Expertise, Your Quality of Life
State-of-the-art technology and unsurpassed expertise are two key ingredients to successful
outcomes. At Encore Urology, we have made it our business to offer both. From our fully
equipped and beautifully renovated office which features the latest in laser technology
to our expert office staff, we spare no expense.
William M. Figlesthaler, MD
Prostate Enlargement (BPH)
Kidney & Bladder Cancer
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Hormone Replacement Therapy
No-Scalpel Vasectomy & Reversals
Vaginal Rejuvenation & Repair
Bladder Control Problems
Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)
Each case is unique and treatment decisions depend upon the stage and grade of the disease. Each patient and his family are counseled thoroughly and introduced to all of the appropriate options. Treatment can range from observation with active surveillance to the various forms of radiation therapy, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), radiation seed placement or high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR). For patients who elect to undergo surgery, Dr. Figlesthaler performs the da Vinci® robotic prostatectomy. Having performed over 1,200 of these procedures, Dr. Figlesthaler is one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in the region. Emphasis during the procedure is on curing the cancer by removing the diseased prostate, while sparing the nerves and urinary sphincters so that bladder control and sexual function successfully recover.
PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT (BPH)
As men age, it becomes more common to feel the need to urinate more often and more urgently, and eventually have difficulty in completely emptying the bladder. These and other symptoms can be caused by an enlarged prostate or BPH. After a thorough evaluation, the condition can often be managed with dietary changes, natural supplements and mild medications, but minimally invasive surgery such as the Greenlight Laser Procedure, the Plasma Button
Procedure or Transuretheral Microwave Therapy (TUMT) can offer more permanent solutions and eliminate the need for medications.
KIDNEY & BLADDER CANCER
Cancer of the urinary tract is common and often requires surgical treatment as well as lifetime surveillance. All of our surgeries are performed either laparoscopically or using robotic minimally-invasive techniques. This allows for sparing of the healthy tissues by removing the tumors and preventing damage to the healthy portions of the bladder or kidneys.
Kidney stones can be caused by numerous physiological defects and are often painful. We use an endoscopic approach with laser and ultrasonic lithotripsy for ureteral stones and large kidney stones as well completely noninvasive shock wave lithotripsy for small and medium-sized kidney stones. Once we clear all of the stones, we perform special urine and blood tests to determine what specific changes can be made in diet or medications to prevent future attacks.
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED)
This is one of the most common conditions that effect men of all ages and for many different reasons. There is often both a physiological as well as psychological component to this problem. Color duplex doppler scans can be used to determine if there is proper blood flow to the penis, and treatment may be as simple as oral medications or hormone replacement, but in severe cases outpatient surgery may be an option, including endovascular surgery or placement of a penile prosthesis.
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Low energy levels, weight gain, especially in the abdominal area and waist as well as loss of libido and sexual desire can all be symptoms of a testosterone deficiency. Total testosterone levels do not always tell the complete story, and a thorough evaluation is needed before beginning therapy. Once appropriate
hormone levels are restored, the results can be life changing.
NO-SCALPEL VASECTOMY & REVERSALS
The no scalpel vasectomy is one of the simplest and painless treatments for a lifetime of birth control for couples that have completed their families. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes in the office and normal activities can be resumed within a few days. For those who change their minds or decide to start a new family, we perform the vasectomy reversal using microsurgical techniques. We confirm the presence viable sperm cells at the time of surgery.
VAGINAL REJUVENATION & REPAIR
Bladder control problems affect more than 60% of women over the age of 40 years. Often these problems result from pregnancy and childbirth, which cause enormous stress to the pelvic anatomy. Various defects such as cystocele, rectocele and vaginal vault prolapse can all be associated defects. After a thorough evaluation, all of these conditions can be corrected in a single outpatient vaginal surgery, thus restoring the pelvic and vaginal anatomy to its previous state.
BLADDER CONTROL PROBLEMS
The involuntary loss of urine can be caused by many different anatomical and physiological problems, including childbirth, prolapse, prostate problems, diabetes, strokes, etc. Often there may be a combination of issues. Computerized urodynamic studies as well as digital flexible cystoscopy offer additional
information in more complex cases. Treatments may include dietary modifications, biofeedback, medications or in some cases minimally invasive surgery, such as the sling procedure.
HEMATURIA (BLOOD IN THE URINE)
Blood in the urine can be visible (gross) or invisible (microscopic). It can be due to many causes both benign as well as malignant. We perform a painless, but thorough evaluation of the entire urinary tract, including a CT scan, special urine studies as well as digital flexible cystoscopy to determine the cause of this
condition and then offer both an explanation and a solution.
Steven Bossinger, MD
Certified, American Board of Urology
(Link to bio coming soon)
William Figlesthaler, MD
Spencer Land, MD
Harry Tsai, MD
"Caring for You Means Caring for All"
"My wife and five children mean everything to me. Thoughts of them raced through my mind when I first heard the terrifying diagnosis... I had prostate cancer. It was because of them that I decided to take a leap of faith and have my prostate removed, Just one week later. I couldn't imagine not being able to do the things we loved to do together, like boating and traveling. It was the best decision I've ever made.
It all started when I went in for a routine checkup with my primary care physician. He noticed that my prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels were elevated, indicating prostate cancer. Because of the work I do in the healthcare industry, I could have gone anywhere for further care, but I chose the Urology Program at Coral Gables Hospital. I scheduled an appointment right away with Dr. William Figlesthaler, a urological surgeon on the medical staff at the hospital. He performed a prostate exam and took my blood to see how far along the cancer was. Fortunately, it was still in the early stages, and Dr. Figlesthaler said the best option would be to remove my prostate through minimally-invasive robotic surgery.
Although I was nervous for the procedure, everything the doctor told me – that I would experience less pain and a shorter
recovery time than if I had traditional surgery – turned out to be true. In fact, I was back in the office the very next day!"
- Manuel E.
Outstanding Professional Care
"I have been a patient for approximately 5 years. In addition to the outstanding professional care I have received, I can certainly state that the courtesy and friendliness of the entire staff
is excellent from the reception desk to the check out staff. They always afford me ample time to discuss my case, explain all the alternatives and make sure that I leave with a full understanding of my situation. I am very pleased with the practice and will continue to utilize their services as long as needed."
- Lamont D.
In Deep Appreciation
"Thank you for taking the time to listen to my tale of enthusiasm for the services I've received over the last 3 1/2 years. My introduction to the organization came as the
result of a referral from my primary care physician. His astuteness, concerning a change in PSA readings, probably saved my life. He could have taken a ‘wait and see’ approach
but was much more aggressive and arranged my initial consultation. Long story short, I ended up being diagnosed with a very aggressive form of prostate cancer. From there, things
really got interesting. First, I followed the doctor’s advice and met with him for consultation regarding having a DaVinci® Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. The professionalism
demonstrated by this very fine physician and the incredible amount of educational material provided, gave me great faith in the organization and the recommended surgery.
To sum up my deep, personal regard for the entire team, I just want to say "wow" and thank you! It's my pleasure to be your patient."
- Gary G.
"I would like to congratulate you on the great staff you have at your facility. Each and every individual I came in contact with was very professional,
understanding, caring, pleasant and efficient. From the moment I walked in the door, I felt that I was in good hands. The receptionist and all the other
clerical personnel always made an effort to please me and answered all of my questions.
Once again, you are very fortunate to have such a great team. I thank them all for the excellent care."
- Joe M.
"I was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 56. I had no outward symptoms, just a slightly elevated PSA. After receiving
shocking biopsy results, I was convinced the prostate needed to be removed. An appointment was scheduled with a surgeon.
I began to research in earnest to gain as much information as possible. My research showed the da Vinci robotic surgery success rate to be as good as traditional
open surgery, great surgeons were having great results with both, but the robotic procedure was much less invasive. Since da Vinci was very new to my community at the time,
I set out on an intensive research mission to find a great surgeon. Fortunately, I found Dr. Figlesthaler, a physician that embraces technology and innovation. I located his
practice through many trusted sources and was very impressed with the background and experience of the staff. I initially set an appointment for a second opinion. I knew
from my very first call that I was dealing with a very compassionate staff. After meeting with Dr. Figlesthaler and his staff, the second opinion turned quickly to a full
confidence that this is the practice that I needed. All options were discussed, surgery was scheduled quickly. I felt completely at ease with my choice of physician.
The toughest part of the surgery was the anxiety spent waiting for the procedure. The surgery day was a blur. The postoperative night was very comfortable, thanks to a great nursing staff. I was discharged within twenty-four hours. I was groggy, but had no pain. I improved daily after surgery. I did have a minor set back when the catheter was removed after two days. It was replaced and removed after seven days, with no adverse effects. My improvement permitted me to go back to my office part-time the same week of surgery. I was at work full-time within a couple of weeks. The healing and function improved every day. The best news came when my post surgery PSA was undetectable, just as predicted. That was one of the best days of my life!
I must say the staff was extremely comforting and professional at every turn. We did have occasion to call the office very early one morning concerning the catheter
and late, one Saturday night, with questions. Our calls were returned within five minutes. All concerns were promptly, professionally and compassionately addressed.
I cannot say enough about Dr. Figlesthaler and the staff of this practice. They are the BEST.
Tell your friends to get your PSA checked. Follow-up and follow your physician’s advice. If you need
top notch care with an extremely caring, capable and responsive staff, you have found the right place!"
- Bill S.
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11181 Health Park Blvd., Suite 1115
Naples, FL 34110
8340 Collier Blvd., Suite 207
Naples, FL 34114
1839 San Marco Rd.
Marco Island, FL 34145
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