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Northwest Healthcare, TMC Health and Arizona Urology Specialists Partner to Enhance Access to Urological Care in Tucson

(September 23, 2022) -- Northwest Healthcare, TMC Health and Arizona Urology Specialists have formed a partnership to open a urologic specialty center to increase patient access to diagnostic tools, treatment and advanced therapies for a range of urologic conditions. Tucson Urologic Surgery Center, which is now open, includes three procedure rooms, dedicated pre-op and recovery areas to deliver convenient, outpatient services to patients in the facility at 4745 E. Camp Lowell Dr.

“We are excited to bring greater access to care and the convenience of outpatient surgery to our patients in Tucson,” said Dr. Kalpesh Patel of Arizona Urology Specialists. “The Tucson Urologic Surgery Center, operated by specialty-trained surgical staff and providers, offers high-quality care in a comfortable, private setting.”

Tucson Urologic Surgery Center gives patients an alternative for urologic procedures that do not require an overnight hospital stay. The procedure rooms are equipped for bladder Botox injections, circumcision, cystoscopy, treatment of bladder lesions, prostate biopsies, UroLift and vasectomies. The physicians of Arizona Urology Specialists diagnose and treat all types of urological conditions for men and women. They evaluate and treat prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular disorders, cancer, incontinence and other bladder problems, erectile dysfunction, male or female sexuality and vasectomies.

“This partnership expands access to urology services in our community and creates high-quality surgical options at a lower cost for patients,” said Judy Rich, TMC Health CEO. “We value the relationship and trust we’ve developed with the urologists and take pride in the quality of care we provide. This is an exciting opportunity for us.”

In addition to the surgery center on Camp Lowell, the group has already broken ground on a second urology center in Northwest Tucson, with a projected opening in summer 2023.

“We are excited to continue to grow our services in a way that will have a positive impact for patients throughout Tucson,” said Brian Sinotte, Market CEO of Northwest Healthcare. “We look forward to partnering with Arizona Urology Specialists and TMC to bring needed healthcare to our community.”


About Arizona Urology Specialists

Arizona Urology Specialists (AUS) is an experienced team of providers across Phoenix and Tucson who diagnose and treat all types of urological conditions for men and women. With an integrated approach to urologic care, AUS specializes in prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancers, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), kidney stones, urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

About TMC Health

TMC Health is a non-profit all-encompassing system of care that puts its patients first. Serving communities across Southern Arizona, TMC Health is the region’s fastest growing health system and parent company to some of the region’s most trusted and respected health care facilities. Tucson Medical Center, voted US News & World Report’s Best Hospital for the second straight year in 2022, licensed at more than 600 beds, has been Tucson’s locally governed nonprofit regional hospital for more than 75 years. TMC is Southern Arizona’s leading provider for emergency care and pediatric care (including Tucson’s first Pediatric Emergency Department), with intensive care units for adults, children and newborns. Other specialty areas include women’s, maternity, cardiac care, orthopaedic, neuroscience, hospice, surgical, and vascular care.

TMC Health provides primary care to southern Arizona families as well. TMCOne is the fastest growing network of clinics providing family and specialty care, with more than 17 clinics, 100 doctors & specialists and two urgent cares serving the community. TMC Health also serves a large portion of southern Arizona with Benson Hospital, Northern Cochise Community Hospital, Rincon Health Campus and Rincon Neighborhood Hospital, currently under construction as part of TMC Health system.

About Northwest Healthcare

Northwest Healthcare is an integrated healthcare provider committed to delivering Tucson and surrounding communities with high quality, accessible healthcare. With more than 500 licensed beds, Northwest Healthcare includes Northwest Medical Center, Oro Valley Hospital, Northwest Medical Center Houghton and Northwest Medical Center Sahuarita. The system also includes free-standing emergency centers, urgent cares, surgery centers, an inpatient rehabilitation facility and a multi-specialty physician group with more than 100 employed providers. Areas of specialty include bariatric surgery, complete cardiac care, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, pulmonology and thoracic surgery, digestive diseases, behavioral health, urogynecology and more. Each hospital facility offers complete diagnostic imaging and laboratory testing.