Dr. James Lapolla, MD

Dr. James Lapolla, MD

Gynecologic Oncology | Male | 67 years old

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Dr. Lapolla specializes in Gynecologic Oncology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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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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  •  Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
  •  Board certified in Gynecological Oncology, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Scleroderma
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • 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
  • Yeast Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    Los Angeles County Harbor-Ucla Medical Center

    Completed in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    U Calif Irvine

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Southern California

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • 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
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis 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
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair

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