Brandon Regional Hospital January 11, 2016

Physician at Brandon Regional Hospital is Now Performing TWO of the Latest Robotic-Assisted Procedures

These procedures now give women a less invasive option for complex surgeries

Brandon, Florida (January 11, 2016) – Brandon Regional Hospital has announced that Jessica Stine, MD, gynecological oncologist on staff at Brandon Regional Hospital, is now performing single-site hysterectomies at the facility. Dr. Stine is also now able to perform a radical trachelectomy – the fertility sparing procedure that treats women’s cancer.

The radical trachelectomy is a fertility sparing procedure that does not remove the body of the uterus. It removes the cervix, the upper part of the vagina and lymph nodes in the pelvis to treat early stage cervical cancer. The rest of the uterus is left in place. This may be an option for younger women with early stage cervical cancer who wish to become pregnant.

Additionally, Dr. Stine performs less invasive daVinci robotic-assisted single-site surgery that results in less scarring, less pain and allows women to return to their normal activities more quickly. The daVinci robotic-assisted single site surgery allows for the surgeon to perform the surgery using only one small incision, and this differs greatly from a traditional and laparoscopic hysterectomy. In a traditional open hysterectomy, physicians perform the procedure through 5” to 7” incision in the woman’s abdomen, leaving a noticeable scar and requiring one or two month’s recovery time. Laparoscopic hysterectomies are performed using multiple, smaller but still readily visible incisions.

About Jessica Stine, MD

Dr. Stine was one of the first single-site surgeons in Florida. She trained at one of the top Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship programs in the country at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in fellowship, Dr. Stine developed a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, including daVinci robotic surgery. She is one of the few physicians in the country trained to perform a robotic radical trachelectomy as a fertility sparing surgery for cervical cancer.

She earned her Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine where she received the distinguished Joseph A. Decenzo award given to the medical student who displays the most promising future in obstetrics and gynecology. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital where she served as Administrative Chief Resident.

Dr. Jessica Stine is board certified by the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. She is also a distinguished member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.

About Brandon Regional Hospital

Brandon Regional Hospital, a member of HCA West Florida Division, is a 438-bed acute care facility offering a number of specialty services including the Heart & Vascular Center, where the latest in cardiovascular surgery and minimally invasive techniques are performed, The Behavioral Health Center, The Women's Center, which includes our Baby Suites and 22 bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and a designated Bariatric Center of Excellence.

Brandon Regional Hospital is located at 119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, Florida 33511. For more information contact Natalia Diaz, 813-571-6105 or go to