UROLOGY TREATMENT CENTER.
This state-of-the-art clinical practice and medical research center was established in Sarasota in 1978 by Dr. Winston E. Barzell. He, along with Dr. Willet F. Whitmore III, is internationally known for the development of the Brachystand, a device that facilitates the implantation of radioactive "seeds" in the cancerous prostate.
The center's focus on the treatment of prostate and other urologic cancers is recognized through the awarding of grants to study treatment protocols. The Urology Treatment Center has been identified to represent urology treatment service for the Sarasota area on the world's largest patient-physician urology Internet site, Urology Channel, www.urologychannel.com/Sarasota.
Since opening, the practice has grown to include four more board-certified urologists: Drs. Whitmore, Alan Treiman, Edward Dunne and Kenneth Bregg. Dr. Gerard A. Curtis was recently added and soon will be followed by another physician. Individually, each physician possesses an impressive resume; collectively, they offer 65 years of experience and expertise, creating a dynamic practice serving Sarasota and surrounding communities.
Dr. Barzell completed clinical fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Involvement with the development of radioactive seed implantation there served as the basis for his continued work, and recognized expertise, in prostate cancer treatment.
Dr. Whitmore joined the practice in 1984 after training at Harvard University, where he was involved in teaching and research at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. His research interest continues through a number of ongoing research protocols.
Dr. Treiman was awarded a clinical fellowship in oncology by the American Cancer Society to complete urology training at Harvard. His advanced training in urologic stone disease brought laser treatment of stones to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He is a founding member and medical advisor to the national prostate cancer support group, Man-to-Man.
A Georgetown University fellowship graduate, Dr. Dunne was one of the country's first physicians to train in treating urinary stones by way of lithotripsy. He has special interests in reconstructive surgery and pediatric urology.
Dr. Kenneth Bregg completed urologic residency at Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a urologic fellowship at UCLA. He specializes in treatment of urinary incontinence, as well as lithotripsy and laser to treat kidney stones.
Dr. Gerard Curtis completed fellowship in urologic oncology at Shands Hospital, University of Florida, where he developed expertise in reconstructive bladder surgery. Dr. Curtis authored "Locally Invasive Prostate Cancer, a chapter in Carcinoma of the Prostate.
All UTC physicians have active staff privileges at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Columbia Hospital and The Cape Surgery Center. They see patients at the Waldemere Office Building and their Blackburn Point location.