Providing Specialty Healthcare Services to Women in Orlando
Posted on June 18, 2012 by john
Women of all ages can now find specialized gynecologic care and treatment options in the new Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies Center for Advanced Gynecologic Surgery and Pelvic Medicine in Orlando. The center specializes in a wide range of gynecologic and urogynecologic conditions that is staffed by three fellowship-trained gynecologists that includes Jessica Vaught, MD, Bela Kudish, MD, and Liza Colimon, MD. They offer advanced surgical options utilizing a minimally invasive approach, medical therapies and a multidisciplinary focus to improve the lives of women.
The center’s team of physicians is experienced in all facets of gynecologic care, including laparoscopic, robotic and vaginal surgery as well as treatment of conditions such as endometriosis, symptomatic uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, abdominal and pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. The center’s team also specializes in total and supracervical hysterectomy and fertility sparing myomectomy.
“Our team of physicians understands a woman’s needs and desires to have a quick recovery and get back to their normal routine,” says Dr. Vaught. “We listen to our patient’s concerns and are able to offer them the most advanced surgical techniques that allow our patients to have a quicker recovery and simply feel better.”
The goal of the Center for Advanced Gynecologic Surgery and Pelvic Medicine is to be a resource for patients as well as referring physicians who are looking for a place where more advanced minimally invasive surgery options are offered, as well as treatments for pelvic pain, vulvar disorders and pelvic floor dysfunction. The center aims to work with primary care physicians and OB/GYN’s as a resource to provide services while still leaving the patient’s care in their hands.
Surgical services are performed at Winnie Palmer Hospital, which is a designated training Epicenter that was named an Academic Center of Excellence by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS). The center’s surgeons utilize state-of-the-art laparoscopic and hysteroscopic equipment and the da Vinci® Surgical System for patients who meet the appropriate medical requirements. “The field of urogynecology offers exciting new ways to evaluate and treat aspects of women’s health that have not been offered in the past,” says Dr. Kudish. “The number of women who will experience at least one pelvic floor disorder in their lifetime is increasing, and our center offers hope as well as advanced care and support for these women.”
Dr. Vaught, director for the Minimally Invasive Surgery Department at Winnie Palmer Hospital, is a fellowship trained laparoscopic surgeon who has a vested interest in expanding laparoscopic and robotic surgical options for women. She has partnered with many physicians in the community to implement advancements in the field of gynecologic surgery on a local and national level. Dr. Kudish, director of the Urogynecology Division at Winner Palmer Hospital, completed an accredited fellowship approved by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Urology (ABOG/ABU) in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She specializes in a wide range of procedures and therapies focusing on pelvic reconstruction and incontinence as well as pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder disease and defecatory dysfunction. Dr. Colimon completed an accredited fellowship through the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists in minimally invasive surgery with an additional emphasis on pelvic pain and vuvlar disorders, such as vestibulitis and vulvodynia. She believes it is important to focus on patient education and emphasize a patient-centered approach in optimizing treatment options for women.