Sarasota Memorial Hospital ranks among 50 “Best Hospitals” for GYN Services,

Once again, Sarasota Memorial Hospital is the only local hospital to make the grade on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" list, this year ranking #48 in Gynecology and recognized as "high performing" in six additional specialties. On a state and metropolitan level, U.S. News again ranked Sarasota Memorial #1 in the Sarasota-Bradneton region and #6 (up from #8 in 2012) among Florida's 271 hospitals.

Sarasota Memorial CEO Gwen MacKenzie attributed the national recognition to the dedication and diligence its physicians, nurses and staff demonstrate every day.

Each year, U.S. News evaluates the nation's 5,000 hospitals and ranks the top 50 in 16 adult specialities. U.S. News also recognizes "high-performing" hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

Please join us in congratulating SMH for their achievements. 

Keeping Super Woman Super

Career woman, seasoned multi-tasker, the family rock… all women are super women, but only Sarasota Memorial Women’s Health Services has the expertise, advanced technology  and comprehensive services to keep up with your heroically busy lives! Join us for a special two-part Women’s Health Series, where you’ll hear how top physicians from our Women’s Health Services team are helping women like you stay healthy and strong. Medical journalist Heidi Godman moderates both events, addressing current topics with each physician by specialty and concluding with audience questions.

Part 1 – Saturday, Oct. 13 (9-10:30 am) - Learn the latest options and minimally invasive treatments for women’s cancers, common gynecological conditions and breast reconstruction/reduction. Physician panel includes GYN Oncologist James Fiorica, MD; Gynecologist Mike Swor, MD; and Plastic Surgeon Alissa Shulman, MD. Tours of Sarasota Memorial’s Minimally Invasive Surgical Suites will be available following the presentation.

The FREE 2-part series takes place in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. RSVP: 917-7777.

Part 2 takes place Wednesday, Oct. 17 (6-7:30 pm) - Learn how to guard against heart disease and other common conditions that affect women as they age. Physician panel includes: Cardiologist Chippy Nalluri, MD; Internal Medicine Specialist Karen Hamad, MD; and OB-GYN John Sullivan, MD.


Florida Medical Retreat offers da Vinci-S Robotic Surgery

Florida Medical Retreat is pleased to offer state-of-the-art da Vinci-S robotic surgery. Our partner, Sarasota Memorial Hosptial was first in the region to expand use of the da Vinci-S robot to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery for women with gynecological cancers and a range of non-cancerous gynecological conditions, including hysterectomies, partial hysterectomies, myomectomies and other laparoscopic surgeries.

Today, Sarasota Memorial has the greatest number and most experienced da Vinci-trained gynecologic robotic surgeons in the region, offering patients the most choices and latest options in minimally invasive GYN procedures. We also have the only da Vinci-trained gynecologic oncologist in southwest Florida. Using the da Vinci Surgical System, Sarasota’s minimally invasive surgeons can accurately pinpoint cancerous or diseased areas with less damage to healthy tissue, organs, and surrounding nerves. Here, as with urologic surgery, minimally invasive technology benefits patients by causing less trauma, blood loss, scarring and pain. Studies also show that it can also provide better cancer control and ultimately improve long-term outcomes.

If you would like more information on robotic GYN surgery performed by Dr. Michael Swor, or Urology robotic surgery options with Dr. Matthew Perry, contact Florida Medical Retreat.


Five Florida Medical Retreat partner physicians awarded "Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly

2012 Top Doctors Profiles were released in the latest issue of SARASOTA magazine. We are proud to announce five of Florida Medical Retreat's partner physicians made the list!

These are the doctors that other doctors choose when their families need medical care. Dr. Michael Swor, Dr. David Shoemaker, Dr. Jack Wazen, Dr. John Fezza and Dr. John Sylvester topped Castle Connolly's 2012 registry of the best doctors in Sarasota/Manatee.

As a travel for care medical facilitator, Florida Medical Retreat connects worldwide clients with these top doctors. These physicians are truly the top in their field.

Congratulations to Dr. Swor, Dr. Shoemaker, Dr. Wazen , Dr. Fezza  and Dr. Sylvester. To view each physician's personal page on Florida Medical Retreat' s website, please click their name. If you would like more information on these doctors, please contact Florida Medical Retreat.



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