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Gynecologists and OB/GYNs in Brandon, Florida

At The Women's Center at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital, our goal is to provide the healthcare you need in a compassionate, caring environment. We are here to serve all your women's health needs, including breast imaging, labor and delivery services and gynecologic surgery.

No matter what symptoms you are experiencing, we have the trained, experienced staff to diagnose your condition and get you on the road to recovery.

To learn more about our women's health services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (813) 653-1065.

Labor and delivery services

The Baby Suites located inside The Women's Center at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital is the go-to location for a compassionate, safe childbirth experience in Brandon, Florida. In addition to labor and delivery services, we also provide an antepartum unit for moms requiring an inpatient hospital stay prior to birth, a mother/baby unit for postpartum care and an on-site Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for babies needing extra support following birth.

We are with you during every phase of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Maternity classes are available before delivery to help parents learn what to expect during childbirth and to prepare for life with a newborn. Additional education is provided prior to discharge on self-care following delivery and proper newborn care.

When you deliver at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital, you gain access to a facility with a wide range of dedicated pediatric services, including an on-site Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Gynecologic and urogynecologic surgery

Our gynecologists in Brandon, Florida, provide treatment for a variety of conditions affecting the female reproductive system and urinary tract. We commonly treat patients experiencing urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and menstrual pain. At The Women's Center, we specialize in surgical solutions using advanced approaches, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques.

Our surgeons specialize in performing the following gynecologic procedures:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Ovarian cyst surgery

Hysterectomy options

We provide women with three options for a hysterectomy: traditional vaginal hysterectomy, abdominal hysterectomy and robotic hysterectomy.

In some cases, the uterus can be removed through the vagina. In cases where the uterus is enlarged—often due to uterine fibroids or gynecologic cancer—an abdominal hysterectomy is required. An abdominal hysterectomy uses a six to 12-inch surgical incision, which can translate to a long recovery period.

However, some patients may be able to receive a robotic hysterectomy, which is a less invasive approach that uses a robot-assisted surgical system. Robotic surgery allows your surgeon to perform more precise movements and operate using several, small incisions rather than one, large incision.

A robotic hysterectomy offers numerous benefits over traditional techniques, including:

  • Less postoperative pain
  • Smaller surgical incisions
  • Less loss of blood
  • Lower risk of postoperative infection
  • Shorter inpatient hospital stay
  • Faster recovery period and return to normal activities
  • Minimal scarring
  • More positive outcomes and higher patient satisfaction

Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for a robotic hysterectomy. Our surgeons also perform robotic sacrocolpopexy to treat pelvic organ prolapse.

Breast imaging and screening

We know that breast care is a vital component to a women's health plan. Our hospital offers women throughout the Tampa Bay area easy access to high-quality breast screening services, including:

  • 3D mammography
  • Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Breast ultrasound

Additionally, we offer diagnostic services, such as digital stereotactic breast biopsies. If surgical treatment is required, our surgeons are available to remove cancerous tissue and, if desired, reconstruct the breast.

Women and heart disease

Our specialists know that women need specialized attention when it comes to cardiovascular care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the U.S. Women have the power to reduce their risk of heart disease by learning how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.

HCA Florida Brandon Hospital is a proud supporter of Go Red for Women—the American Heart Association's nationwide campaign to raise awareness on the effects of heart disease in women. Heart disease and cerebrovascular accident (stroke) can be preventable, which is why education can make a lifesaving difference.

Go Red for Women an AHA program sponsored by Macy's and Merck

To learn more about Go Red for Women, call (888) MY-HEART or (888) 694-3278.

Talk to a doctor about your risk factors for heart disease, or find a heart doctor at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital.

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