Florida Urology Physicians
Ira Zucker MD
Dr. Zucker is the co-founder of Florida Urology Physicians. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Florida. He was an academic member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He also received his Medical Degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Zucker completed his surgery and urology residency at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Zucker specializes in prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, vasectomy, urologic prostate laser treatment and the treatment of stones and tumors in the urinary tract. Dr. Zucker is the renal transplant urologist in Lee County, one of only eight counties in Florida to perform transplants.
Dr. Zucker is on the staff at Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Gladiolus Surgery Center.
Dr. Zucker is Certified by the American Board of Urology.
Brian Schwartz MD
Dr. Schwartz is co-founder and managing partner of Florida Urology Physicians. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Cum Laude. He received his Medical Degree from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Schwartz completed his surgery and urology training at the University of Rochester, New York.
Dr. Schwartz specializes in minimally invasive treatments for kidney cancer, prostate cancer, kidney stones, and incontinence, erectile dysfunction, vasectomy; and urologic prostate laser treatment. He proctors urologists in various vaginal sling procedures and Photoselective Laser Vaporization of the Prostate (PVP).
Dr. Schwartz is on the staff at Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Gladiolus Surgery Center.
Dr. Schwartz is Certified by the American Board of Urology.
Barry Blitz MD FACS
Dr. Blitz graduated from Rider College with a degree in biochemistry, and obtained his Medical Doctorate from the University of South Florida. He completed his training in general surgery and urologic surgery at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Blitz practices all aspects of adult male and female urology. He is an expert in the application of minimally invasive therapies for benign and cancerous urologic disorders, including the use of standard and advanced state of the art laparoscopic techniques. Dr. Blitz is a regional leader in the field of microsurgery for male infertility with over 97% vasectomy reversal rate, and one of a select few urologists that performs continent urinary diversion (bladder substitution) for bladder cancer. Dr. Blitz is the Director of the Florida Urologic Research Institute, and is the Principal Investigator in a number of ongoing clinical trials.
Dr. Blitz is on the staff at Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Gladiolus Surgery Center.
Dr. Blitz is Certified by the American Board of Urology, admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and serves as a Governor of the Lee County Medical society.
Steven Harrison MD FACS
Dr. Harrison was raised in Fort Myers, Florida; the son of a prominent local surgeon. He attended Duke University graduating Cum Laude. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Harrison completed his surgery and urology training at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Harrison's special areas of interest are minimally invasive treatments for kidney and prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, vasectomy and urologic laser surgery.
Dr. Harrison is on the staff at Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Gladiolus Surgery Center.
Dr. Harrison is Certified by the American Board of Urology, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Bert van Beever MD
Dr. van Beever graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey. He received his Medical Degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He completed his surgery training at Columbia University, New York. Dr. van Beever completed his urology training at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, the Institute of Urology, London and the Academic Hospital Dijkzigt, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Dr. van Beever specializes in minimally invasive treatments for kidney cancer and prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, vasectomy and urologic prostate laser treatment.
Named Physician of the Year, 2004, Dr. van Beever is highly respected by his peers and patients.
Dr. van Beever is on staff at Gulf Coast Medical Center and Gladiolus Surgery Center.
Dr. van Beever received the Patient's Choice award for the second year in a row! He is consistenly selected as a top choice physician.
Veronique Fernandez-Salvador MD
Dr. Fernandez-Salvador graduated Cum Laude from Austin College, Sherman, Texas. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern. She completed her surgery and urology training at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Fernandez-Salvador specializes in male and female urologic health issues. Minimally invasive treatments for kidney and prostate cancer, kidney stone disease, erectile dysfunction, vasectomy and benign prostate disease are all offered. Dr. Fernandez-Salvador also has a special interest in female urologic health concerns including overactive bladder and incontinence working with patients to provide optimal non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Dr. Fernandez-Salvador leads our Neuromodulation Incontinence Program for urinary and fecal incontinence.
Dr. Fernandez-Salvador is on the staff at Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Gladiolus Surgery Center.
Dr. Fernandez-Salvador serves as Clinical Research
Dr. Fernandez-Salvador is Certified by the American Board of Urology.
Bess Raulerson - Physicians Assistant / Director of Clinical Informatics
We are pleased to announce the addition of Bess Raulerson, PA-C to our growing practice. A graduate student of NOVA University, Bess Raulerson is the first physician's assistant to work with Florida Urology Physicians. Raulerson is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Lee Ann Boyd ARNP
Lee Ann Boyd joined Florida Urology Physicians in 2011. With nineteen years of urologic experience, she is the only certified urologic advanced registered nurse practitioner in southwest Florida.
Mrs. Boyd received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and her Masters Degree as Nurse Practitioner from Florida International University.
Mrs. Boyd is certified by the ANCC Nationally Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and the CBUNA Urologic Nurse Practitioner.
Her areas of special interest are in patient education, prostate cancer, incontinence and interstitial cystitis. She has presented on a local and national basis for SUNA (Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates).
Lee Ann sees patients at our Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda office locations.
*We are proud to announce that Lee Ann has been published in the "Essential Procedures for Practitioners in Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings" a collegiate-level clinical companion book, and a required reading at Penn State.