Archive for the Women’s Health Category

USF urogynecologist added to national robotic surgery website

January 12, 2009

Lennox Hoyte, MD USF urogynecologist Lennox Hoyte, MD, is the first physician on the Tampa General Hospital’s developing robotic surgery team to be listed on the da Vinci Surgery national website. The da Vinci Surgical System, which combines state-of-the-art computer and robotic technologies, provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. The system enables surgeons – including those performing minimally invasive cardiothoracic, gynecologic and urologic surgeries — to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with precision. . Dr. Hoyte […]

USF physicians make the Best Doctors in America

September 29, 2008

In the Tampa Bay area, nearly a third (32 percent) of the physicians who made the 2008 Best Doctors in America list work at USF Health. And when you include the generous volunteer faculty members (those who teach medical students several times each year) and College of Medicine alumni in private practice locally, the numbers go up even more – 62 percent of the list has a connection with USF Health. The annual list for Best Doctors in America is compiled from surveys of physicians asking them who they would […]

USF News & World Report Rankings

July 14, 2008

– Tampa General and Moffitt again earn Top 50 ranking in U.S. News & World Report – USF Health Physicians Help Hospital Partners Climb in National Rankings Tampa, FL (July 14, 2008) — Once again USF Health’s hospital partners have been ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings are on newsstands this week in the America’s Best Hospitals 2008 edition of the magazine. Tampa General Hospital and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute – two primary teaching affiliates of the […]

USF IVF - French Connection

July 14, 2008

Saundra Saint Laurent opens the gift wrapped box and the second she sees the red, white and blue it feels as if the whole room erupts with joy. “Ah, so bu-tea-ful!” – C’est si beau! – the words dripping with an unmistakable and wonderfully French accent. “Le Américain Sweetheart” reads Saundra aloud, her fingers touching the words embroidered on the baby bib. “Ah yes! That is what she is.” The ‘American Sweetheart’ is 12 day old Leonie Saint Laurent. Weighing in at 7 pounds and 9 ounces, she is their […]

IVF Program expands infertility services to Sarasota

April 8, 2008

Tampa, FL (April 8, 2008) – The University of South Florida IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology Program has opened an office in Sarasota. USF IVF – Sarasota offers individualized, patient-centered infertility and reproductive endocrine care. The scope of treatment encompasses in vitro fertilization, donor egg and other third-party reproductive options, intrauterine insemination, advanced reproductive surgery, a growing fertility preservation program and expertise in preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Program Director Shayne Plosker, MD, sees patients weekly at 1931 South Tuttle Ave., where USF IVF – Sarasota is open Monday through Fridays for patient […]

USF IVF in Español

April 1, 2008

USF Health en Español Series Entrevista con el Dr. Celso Silva en Español. 11 minutos. At the University of South Florida, fertility experts are involved in a daily race against time and in many patient cases, enemy number one is the woman’s biological clock. More and more women may be postponing pregnancy until their 30’s and 40’s, and more men may be fathering children well into retirement age but a woman’s biological clock remains unchanged! Like it or not, and despite modern medicine, there is a finite window of time […]


January 17, 2008

A FAMILY’S JOURNEY THROUGH USF IVF The lights were positioned in the studio just right…the canvas backdrop had been smoothed to perfection… and photographer John Lofreddo was standing by with his Nikon. Was the baby here yet? On January 11th, the stage was set for a one-of-a-kind reunion – the sweetest kind. The centerpiece of the photo shoot would be a 4 month old baby boy, surrounded by his mom, dad and the team of doctors who made their dream of becoming a family come true. “Here’s our hero!” exclaimed […]

Birthing Simulator - Eye Opening Experience for Nursing Students

January 16, 2008

USF College of Nursing’s Center for Virtual Learning comes complete with birthing experience for students. On January 23 and January 30, the “Noelle” computerized mannequin will simulate a patient going into labor. Take a closer look at the photo. The patient is a life-like mannequin in full labor! As educators begin to adopt and understand all the possibilities that come with using technology in education, the USF College of Nursing is creating unique ways for its students to get hands-on, real-time experiences. On Tuesday, January 23rd and Wednesday, January 30th, […]

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