Retina Consultants of America Announces Alliance With Minnesota’s VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA

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SOUTHLAKE, Texas—Retina Consultants of America (RCA), a comprehensive physician management services organization, said Wednesday that it has established a new alliance with VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA, which is based in Minnesota but serves patients across the upper Midwest. This is the sixth premier retina specialty practice to join RCA as it continues to expand the company’s footprint across the U.S., according to the announcement. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA is comprised of 13 retina specialists, and two retina fellows-in-training, across seven offices serving Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin.

These physicians have collectively authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific articles in their subspecialty and have been investigators in many randomized clinical trials studying new treatments for the retina, macula and vitreous.

Other practices under the RCA management umbrella are: California Retina Consultants, Retina Consultants of Houston, Retina Group of Florida, Long Island Vitreoretinal Consultants, and Retinal Consultants Serving Northern California. All these practices have exceptional reputations, provide superior patient care and are considered renowned leaders of the retinal field, the announcement noted.

“The physicians of VitreoRetinal Surgery are honored to partner with RCA’s other premier retina practices,” said Dr. David F. Williams of VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA. “The physicians in these practices are not only our long-term professional colleagues but also our friends.” Williams also is a past president of the American Society of Retina Specialists.

He added, “Together, and with the resources that RCA will provide, we intend to build the best retina organization in the world. We will serve the nation, and the world, by expanding the availability of our high-quality retina care, and by accelerating the pace of retinal clinical trials and research.”

Formed by Webster Equity Partners and headquartered here in Southlake, RCA is partnering with leading retina specialists who seek a strategic partner with the capital resources and expertise to invest in their practice infrastructure and position them for continued growth in their markets, according to the announcement. RCA is unique in that this is the first horizontal alliance in the eyecare field focused solely on retinal care.

“Our focus on high quality patient care and superior research through horizontal alliances continues to resonate with the premier retina groups in the nation,” RCA chief executive officer Robert Grabow said. “We are pleased to have Dr. Williams and the team at VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA join RCA. Their commitment to research and advancing the field of retinal care makes them a perfect addition to our alliance.”

Practices or others interested in learning more about a partnership with Retina Consultants of America are advised to telephone Grabow at (972) 779-0794.