Southeast Gynecologic Oncology Associates now affiliated with Baptist Health
November 14, 2013 | Jacksonville, FL
Based upon a longstanding, collaborative relationship, Southeast Gynecologic Oncology Associates (SEGO) affiliated with Baptist Health on November 1, to improve access to care for women in Northeast Florida.
The medical practice of Stephen Buckley, MD, Paul Nowicki, MD, and Jenny Whitworth, MD specializes in treating women who have or may have complex gynecologic conditions such as ovarian, cervical or vulvar cancer. All three physicians are trained and certified in minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgeries that have been proven to improve outcomes, shorten hospital stays and accelerate recovery times for many patients.
A. Hugh Greene, president and CEO of Baptist Health stated, "This group of surgeons is well-respected and known for taking on complex cases, as well as being innovators when it comes to the latest surgical technology."
Baptist Health's mission is to continually broaden the community's access to high-quality healthcare resources. Therefore, SEGO physicians will continue to accept referrals, make rounds and perform surgeries at other local hospitals to ensure women throughout the region continue to have access to gynecologic oncology care. Baptist is a leader in investing in leading-edge technology and this is a natural evolution in our relationship that stands to benefit even more patients going forward," Dr. Buckley said.
In addition to minimally invasive surgeries, SEGO surgeons, physician assistants and staff provide comprehensive gynecologic care, including:
- Risk assessment, including genetic counseling and testing
- Urinary incontinence evaluation
- Evaluation of abnormal PAP smears
- Advanced pelvic surgery for benign and malignant conditions
- Pelvic reconstructive surgery
- Chemotherapy for gynecologic malignancy
The group is retaining its current name, phone number and address in Jacksonville's LaVilla district. For more, visit baptistjax.com.
About Baptist Health
Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system in Northeast Florida comprised of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South; and Wolfson Children'sHospital, the region's only children's hospital. All Baptist Health hospitals, along with Baptist Home Health Care, have achieved Magnet status for excellence in patient care. Baptist Health includes the area's only dedicated heart hospital; a comprehensive cancer center; orthopaedic institute; women's services; neurosciences, including neurosurgery and two Joint Commission-certified stroke centers; a Bariatric Center of Excellence; a full range of psychology and psychiatry services; outpatient facilities; urgent care services; and primary and specialty care physicians' offices throughout Northeast Florida. Recently opened facilities include the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Tower and Baptist Clay Medical Campus. For more details, visit baptistjax.com.