Welcome

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.

 

Mission Statement

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

OUR SPECIALTIES

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MEET THE PHYSICIAN

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William M. Figlesthaler, MD FACS

Board Certified Urologist and Diplomat of the American Board of Urology

 

William M. Figlesthaler, M.D. is a cum laude alumnus of Wake Forest University and graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Dr. Figlesthaler completed his Urological Surgery training at the University of Kentucky, Albert B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He has published research on prostate cancer in cooperation with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland and has given numerous presentations at both regional and national conferences.

He has expertise in all areas of urology, including the evaluation and treatment of kidney stones and tumors, hematuria, bladder control problems and cancer, female urogynecological problems such as prolapse, cystocele, rectocele and vaginal rejuvenation. He also performs no scalpel vasectomies and vasectomy reversals, as well as treats prostate enlargement (BPH), erectile dysfunction and hormone replacement. He is a minimally-invasive surgeon, performing nearly all of his surgeries using laser and laparoscopic techniques, as well as robotic surgery using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system.

His special interests include the treatment of prostate cancer, including da Vinci® Robotic Radical Prostatectomy (http://davinciprostatectomy.com/). His results for cure, preservation of bladder control, return to normal activities and recovery of sexual function are outstanding and second to none. He has treated patients from all over the United States, as well as, eight countries, three continents and counting. He was featured on Bravo as well as on the ABC evening news local affiliate for his mastery of this surgery.

Dr. Figlesthaler is Board Certified, a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In addition, he is included in Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” referral guide based physician-lead research and peer review by leading hospitals and medical professionals.

TESTIMONIALS

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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Great Staff!

 

"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.

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Top Notch

 

"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.

VIDEOS

Kendall Regional Medical Center, 2014
Robotics Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Kendall Regional Medical Center, 2014
Bladder Cancer Treatments

Kendall Regional Medical Center, 2014
Erectile Dysfunction

Kendall Regional Medical Center, 2014
da Vinci Robot Prostatectomy

Inside South Florida, 2014
Prostate Cancer

WINK News, 2013
Prostate Cancer

WINK News, 2013
Prostate Cancer (cont.)

WINK News, 2013
Changing Face of Prostate Cancer

Kendall Regional Medical Center, 2014
Robotics Surgery

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YOUR VISIT

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Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call: (239) 597-4440.

 

Getting Ready for Your Visit

In order for us to provide the best care for you, it is very important that you bring the following items to your visit:

      •  Photo ID

      •  A list of your current medications

      •  Any and all x-rays films

      •  Insurance information and card

      •  Information about what treatments and medications have been tried in the past

      •  Medical records from prior visits that you think may be helpful

 

New Patient Forms

Please download, print and fill out the forms below and take them to your scheduled appointment. (NOTE: You will need Adobe Reader to download and print the forms linked below. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you may download Adobe Reader for free. See instructions below.)

 

Medical History         Patient Information          Personal History          Notice of Privacy Practices

 

 

 

 

 

 

To download Patient Forms: To view the forms listed above, you will need Adobe Reader. You may download Adobe Reader for free at www.adobe.com. Please bring your completed forms with you to our office at the time of your visit. Thank you!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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LOCATION & CONTACT INFO

Address

1855 Veterans Park Drive, Suite 101

Naples, FL 34109

 

Phone

(239) 597-4440

 

Fax

(239) 597-4441

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Ask Encore Urology A Question!

 

Important: For generic questions regarding our location, hours of operation, or staff, please fill out the questionnaire below. For established patients inquiring about medical or billing questions, appointment requests, or prescription renewals, please call us at (239) 597-4440. We will be unable to discuss your medical situation via email due to federal privacy guidelines.

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