Dr. James Lapolla, MD

Dr. James Lapolla, MD

Gynecologic Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
(16)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Lapolla, MD is a gynecologic oncology doctor who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 42 years.

600 8th St S Ste B

Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Rh Incompatibility Screening
very high
more than 99% of peers
Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
more than 98% of peers
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Birth Control
  • C-Section
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colporrhaphy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Los Angeles County Harbor-Ucla Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • U Calif Irvine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lapolla has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lapolla's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lapolla to family and friends
3.2
based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Lapolla's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Largo, FL |
Dr Lapolla is the best gynecologist oncologist I Have known. Very professional and knows what he is talking about. Made me feel comfortable about an illness that was severe but he handeled it and now I'm healed. I wasn't an easy [patient as I am obese. I couldn't believe how much better I feel and within 24 hours of surgery walking and out of hospital. I had the Da vinci laprosopic complete hysterectomy tubes ovaries uterus and vagina taken out.
in St Petersburg, FL |
I could tell by listening to Dr. Lapolla that his extensive education and experience hold firmly in his mind, that he knows his stuff. This is the most important factor in considering a doctor! I saw him for a recurring condition that each time gives me severe anxiety about its prognosis. This is the 1st time (of 4) that I was made to feel assured and safe, thanks to his expertise and presentation of information. His office was packed. Highly recommended for Smart Care.
Saint Petersburg, FLi |
I had a horrible experience with this doctor. I had two other doctors treating me for cervical cancer who wanted me to have a hysterectomy; however Dr. Lapolla did not want to perform surgery. He basically brushed me off stating that there was nothing more he could do for me. That was almost a year ago. Now while I am still getting chemotherapy, I am in the process of getting better, especially without the help this doctor. I highly do NOT recommend him especially if you want to get better.
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Dr. Lapolla accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
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    Tampa Bay CoreNet
    Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Lapolla has admitting privileges

Bayfront Medical Center
701 6th St S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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St. Joseph's Hospital
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
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Saint Anthony's Hospital
1200 7th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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