Joseph M. Brito III, MD, is a urologist who enjoys providing the most advanced urologic care to each patient he sees. “The science behind urology is constantly improving, giving patients treatment options that didn't exist even in the recent past,” says Dr. Brito, who sees patients in Lawrence & Memorial Hospital’s New London location, which is part of Yale New Haven Health. He provides general urologic care and minimally invasive techniques for managing prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers.
“As urologists, we are generally early adopters of technology,” he says. “I derive a great sense of satisfaction in being able to bring the most cutting-edge techniques to our patients to improve their lives in a meaningful way.”
For example, Yale Medicine urologists perform MRI/US Fusion prostate biopsy, utilizing the Artemis system; robotic surgery for both benign and malignant conditions of the prostate kidneys and bladder; and minimally invasive treatment options for kidney stones, prostatic enlargement, and urinary obstruction.
Today, many urologic conditions can be surgically managed in minimally invasive ways, meaning patients experience less blood loss, spend less time in the hospital, and recover faster, he explains.
While helping manage urologic conditions, Dr. Brito has the opportunity to get to know his patients as individuals. “We are fortunate to work in a field where we are following patients for months and years at a time, and I find it rewarding to provide care to patients throughout their lives,” says Dr. Brito, who is also an assistant professor of urology at Yale School of Medicine.