Dr. Stephen Scionti, MD

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Prostate Oncology | Male

Scionti Prostate Center 5741 Bee Ridge Rd Ste 500 Sarasota, FL 34233 Get Directions
Dr. Stephen Scionti, MD
I am a prostate cancer specialist with expertise in MRI Guided Fusion prostate biopsy and MRI Guided targeted prostate cancer treatment. After completing residency training in Urology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, I volunteered to serve our country and joined the US Navy. I was commissioned as an officer in the Medical Corps and served proudly from 1990 - 1993. I established a private practice in Urology in Hilton Head , SC in 1994 and developed a very strong interest in prostate cancer. I saw a need for less invasive prostate cancer treatment and developed expertise in prostate cryotherapy in the late 1990s and prostate HIFU in 2006. In 2009, I accepted a position as Clinical Associate Professor Of Urology at NYU School of Medicine and Director of Prostate Cancer Ablative Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, and established the first prostate cancer ablative surgery program at a major academic center. While in New York, I acquired advanced skills in the interpretation of prostate MRI and the use of MRI Guided Fusion prostate biopsy. After a brief period of time in the greater Boston area, I established the Scionti Prostate Center in Sarasota, Florida where I offer the same high tech advanced prostate cancer techniques that I refined while in New York, to my Florida patients. I have always had a strong interest in teaching and served as an instructor and proctor to other urologists for Cryotherapy and HIFU procedures over the past 10 years. I currently serve as Medical Director for Vituro Health and teach course nationally on prostate MRI and Prostate HIFU treatment.

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Dr. Scionti's Care Philosophy

I do not believe in assembly line, cookie cutter medical care. I offer my patients the most advanced techniques available to diagnose and treat prostate cancer and provide them with a personalized pathway to prostate cancer care.

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Scionti Prostate Center5741 Bee Ridge Rd Ste 500
Sarasota, FL 34233
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
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(941) 702-5595Get Directions

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3.7
based on 3 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Scionti's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
My HIFU treatment performed by Dr. Scionti was a failure that cost me $30,000. Since he didn't get it all, he referred me for radiation. In hindsight, I was never a good candidate because my disease was not localized to one area. He took my money anyway. How about a refund of 50% when he fails to do the job properly? This doctor answers questions in great depth, but is it the truth?! My advice: Check out the viability of HIFU for your specific case with 2-3 specialists.
in Naples, FL |
Thorough, progressive, patient and easy scheduling would be the first headlines about Dr. Scionti. My visit concerned elevated PSA and family history of prostate cancer. The MRI looked good and Dr. Scionti put out options but was in no hurry to do a biopsy given the lack of visible targets. We settled on periodic PSA screens and a f-u next year. I went to him because he uses the 3.0T MRI of the prostate for an initial diagnosis as opposed to the conventional biopsy most urologists suggest.
in Naples, FL |
Thorough, progressive, patient and easy scheduling would be the first headlines about Dr. Scionti. My visit concerned elevated PSA and family history of prostate cancer. The MRI looked good and Dr. Scionti put out options but was in no hurry to do a biopsy given the lack of visible targets. We settled on periodic PSA screens and a f-u next year. I went to him because he uses the 3.0T MRI of the prostate for an initial diagnosis as opposed to the conventional biopsy most urologists suggest.
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Dr. Scionti says...

I am a prostate cancer specialist with expertise in MRI Guided Fusion prostate biopsy and MRI Guided targeted prostate cancer treatment.

After completing residency training in Urology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, I volunteered to serve our country and joined the US Navy. I was commissioned as an officer in the Medical Corps and served proudly from 1990 - 1993.

I established a private practice in Urology in Hilton Head , SC in 1994 and developed a very strong interest in prostate cancer. I saw a need for less invasive prostate cancer treatment and developed expertise in prostate cryotherapy in the late 1990s and prostate HIFU in 2006.

In 2009, I accepted a position as  Clinical Associate Professor Of Urology at NYU School of Medicine and Director of Prostate Cancer Ablative Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, and established the first prostate cancer ablative surgery program at a major academic center. While in New York, I acquired advanced skills in the interpretation of prostate MRI and the use of MRI Guided Fusion prostate biopsy.

After a brief period of time in the greater Boston area, I established the Scionti Prostate Center in Sarasota, Florida where I offer the same high tech advanced prostate cancer techniques that I refined while in New York, to my Florida patients.

I have always had a strong interest in teaching and served as an instructor and proctor to other urologists for Cryotherapy and HIFU procedures over the past 10 years. I currently serve as Medical Director for Vituro Health and teach course nationally on prostate MRI and Prostate HIFU treatment.

Dr. Scionti's Care Philosophy

I do not believe in assembly line, cookie cutter medical care. I offer my patients the most advanced techniques available to diagnose and treat prostate cancer and provide them with a personalized pathway to prostate cancer care.

Dr. Scionti says...

I have focused my urology practice  on prostate cancer over the past 15 years. I was one of the early pioneers in prostate cryotherapy and helped to refine the cryotherapy technique to reduce side effects.

I traveled around the world in 2005 - 2006 and acquired expertise in using HIFU to treat prostate cancer. I offered HIFU to patients from my practice in clinics in the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, where I held medical licenses. In October 2015 when the FDA approved HIFU in the US for prostate ablation, I began to offer advanced HIFU treatment using MRI image fusion guidance to patients at the Vituro Health HIFU Center of Excellence in Sarasota, Florida, where I serve as Medical Director.

My practice specilaizes in the diagnosis of prostate cancer using Prostate MRI and Artemis Targeted biopsy and the non invasive targeted treatment of prostate cancer using HIFU.

Dr. Scionti says...

I extensive experience in MRI Fusion prostate Biopsy using Artemis Technology. I have 11 years of experience in using HIFU to treat prostate cancer.

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  •  Specializes in Prostate Oncology
  •  Board certified in Urology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Prostate Cancer

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    St Francis Hosp & Med Ctr

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Connecticut Health Center

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Brown

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Prostate Oncology
  • Urology

Procedures Performed

  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Prostate Cancer 
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)