The Baby Suites
Brandon Regional Hospital made the delivery of our daughter, Finley, a sweet memory. From pre-registration, energetic and warm nurses to the kind volunteers that helped us out to our car, Finley's birth was a completely positive experience. During our planned C-section, Dr. Watkins was incredible. She calmed my husband and she asked to play soothing music for me to settle my nerves. Our little angel was born to my favorite singer, Jack Johnson. After my delivery, Finley took her sweet time with her first feeding and a very patient and calming nurse guided us through this nervous time. The nurses were gentle, kind and helpful. I wanted to bring them home with me.
My experience at the hospital was amazing. From the time I entered The Women's Center, the nurses were so nice and caring, and made sure me and my family were comfortable and relaxed. They made sure we understood everything that was going on such as hospital procedure for family and friends as well as labor and delivery procedures. Once I had the baby and we were moved to our room, I had two of the most amazing nurses helping me named Tiffany and Pam. They became like family and made sure that me and Nivia's needs were met 100%. If I had a question they were always available to answer and assist. My experience at Brandon Hospital Women's Center was beyond my expectations. I am so pleased with how everything turned out from beginning to end. I came to the hospital a nervous and anxious hoping for the best. I left full of so much love and appreciation.
I had my first daughter, Isabella at Brandon Regional Hospital in 2009. We went in expecting a normal delivery and instead found out that she was in a breach position. I was rushed in for an emergency C-section, and was quite scared. The entire staff worked very hard to calm my fears and make me feel safe during the whole process. When I got pregnant with my second daughter, Violet, I knew I wanted to have her at Brandon Regional. Our experience with her birth was wonderful. The rooms were brand new and very comfortable. We felt right at home and it was the perfect environment to get to know our new daughter during those first few days. The nursing staff was absolutely amazing. They were so nice, answering all the questions we had and taking great care of my daughter and me. I feel very lucky to have such a wonderful hospital so close to home and I would recommend the hospital to any new mom looking for the best place to have their baby.
daVinci Robotic Surgery
This letter is in reference to my daVinci Hysterectomy. My procedure was performed at Brandon Regional Medical Center. I had to stay one night at the hospital and the facility staff was absolutely wonderful and highly recommended.
This surgery has been one of the best choices I have ever made, and several of my friends are now envious at how well I feel. The surgery is minimal, no large or long cuts, no unusual feelings in the pelvic region, and I was able to walk from day one. I did throw myself into work before my two weeks with permission from my Doctor. It feels wonderful and I feel like a new person without all the gynecological problems. I would not have waited another day to move forward in this choice.
Also, my surgeon is one of the best doctors I have met and can't say enough superb comments about his professionalism, character, bed side manners, kindness, expertise, desire and enthusiasm in his profession to help people. He honestly is a special individual and I thank God that I was lucky to have him perform my procedure and further follow-up appointments as needed. I hope that my story has helped in some way and you will make an informed decision.
I moved to Florida 10 years ago. It was not until two years ago that I found a physician I really liked and trusted. In 2011, I was having a lot of pain in my lower stomach area. Tests were performed but did not really show anything. I even had my appendix removed in June and still there was no relief from the pain and cramps. Exploratory surgery was performed in July and and the cause of the pain was still not detected. I opted to have a hysterectomy at age 51.
I was very comfortable making the decision after discussing my options with my physician, Dr. Stanton. I had a tram flap (tissue procedure that uses muscle, fat and skin from the abdomen to create a new breast mound after amastectomy) after surviving breast cancer in 1996. I was mostly concerned about being cut where all the mesh was from the tram flap. Needless to say I feel I made the right decision going with Dr. Stanton. While removing my uterus, she found a large tumor growing off my uterus. I was so releived and the care I got at Brandon Regional Hospital was wonderful. I am very pleased with choosing Brandon and Women's Care in Brandon. I have had about 25 surgereis in my lifetime and I believe I could speak from experience. I would recommend her.
Dr. Stanton with Tampa Bay Women's Care in Brandon is truly a compassionate and highly educated professional. On my first visit, I was in pain and very emotional after other doctors had brushed my symptoms aside. Dr. Stanton listened and assured me that she would help because I had been in pain for too long.
She immediately ordered tests to accurately diagnose my problem. I returned to her office when all of my test results were ready. Dr. Stanton took her time and made sure that I understood all of the results before discussing my options for treatment. I was presented with papers outlining the possible complications as well as the benefits of my options. She not only went over all of this information with me, but also gave me time to ask as many questions as I needed to help with my decision for treatment. I was also told that I could call her office at any time if I had any more questions later. Ultimately, we both agreed that a hysterectomy would be the best option for me.
Dr. Stanton introduced me to the DaVinci robotic surgery which is a more precise, less invasive procedure. Dr. Stanton has had extensive training and is certified for this type of procedure which proves that she strives for the best for her patients. Brandon Regional Hospital is one of a few facilities with this technology. I had a wonderful experience at this hospital with a caring, friendly and attentive staff.
Dr. Stanton spoke with my husband soon after my surgery and visited my bedside the very next day. I always felt she had a deep concern for my well being from my very first visit throughout all of my subsequent visits. The healing process went by much quicker than expected and the scarring is minimal. I believe it takes a very skilled doctor to produce results like mine. Dr. Stanton has helped me feel like a completely new woman.