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Important Announcement: Dr. Oria Will Be Providing Gynecological Care Only Starting January 2, 2016

Posted on January 26th, 2017

Starting January 2, 2016 Dr. Gonzalo Oria will no longer be delivering babies or providing prenatal care at Women’s Healthcare of Port Saint Lucie. He will continue to provide all Gynecological services including yearly checkups, contraception services, minimally invasive gynecological surgeries, etc.

In his work as a doctor in the field of Obstetrics, Dr. Gonzalo Oria has safely delivered countless thousands of babies with his unique expertise, enthusiasm, skill and genuine caring for each and every patient and each and every baby. To this day, some of these patients credit Dr. Oria with their very life. Both Dr. Oria and the team at Women’s Healthcare of Port Saint Lucie are deeply grateful for the tremendous support, trust and patronage we have received from families across the beautiful Treasure Coast over the past 10 years. We are a small and personal practice and would not be able to continue being a part of the community without you. We thank all of you for entrusting us with quite possibly one of the most precious and significant moments in your life: expecting and delivering your baby. Dr. Oria looks forward to continuing to apply his 30+ years of expertise in the field of Gynecology to serving women’s health in the community. He will continue enthusiastically providing women’s health services at our existing practice location in Port Saint Lucie and cutting edge, state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery at Tradition Medical Center.

Thank you again for continuing to allow us to serve you and we hope to see you soon!

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Important Announcement: We Will Be Serving Patients at New Tradition Medical Center Starting December 18, 2013

Posted on December 6th, 2013

Rendering of the new Tradition Medical Center

Traditional Medical Center rendering. Credit: Martin Health Systems

For the 5 years my midwifery team and I have been attending to patients at Lawnwood Medical Center in Fort Pierce for newborn deliveries and surgical procedures. Beginning December 18 of this year, however, we will be using the facilities at the newly built Tradition Medical Center.

This decision was not made lightly. My main priority throughout the consideration of this change was my patients and their quality of care. The state-of-the-art facilities at Tradition Medical Center include considerations for the latest medical advancements. It will provide an world class space for my advanced surgical procedures and an improved birthing environment for my patients. What’s more, I will be able to respond to emergencies even faster since this new facility is closer to my city of residence, Port Saint Lucie. Just as importantly, the overwhelming majority of my patients have expressed to me that they would welcome this change and would not be adversely affected by it.

I will continue to be able to provide the excellent care my patients are used to in the new Traditional Medical Center and I am looking forward to seeing patients there starting December 18.

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Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery: A New and Better Way to do Old Things

Posted on September 12th, 2013

Doctor Gonzalo A. Oria

I have been a practicing OB/GYN physician since 1985. In the 28 years since I began, medicine has advanced tremendously and the field of gynecology is no different. As a surgeon, I pride myself in taking up newer practice methods that have been proven to be better for my patients. Sometimes, these kinds of changes can be small, other times they can be humongous! In the last few years, I have chosen to make one of these big changes for the good of the patients I serve. I have worked for several years now to perfect the art of minimally invasive gynecological surgery. It’s an exciting new technique for doing many common gynecological surgeries, like hysterectomies, in an extraordinary new way that has huge benefits for my patients.

Before we get to the new and exciting stuff, it might help to understand how these procedures are usually done and have been done for many years. Before I began doing minimally invasive surgeries, incisions for surgeries would have to be large enough to work with gloved hands in the abdomen of the patient and physically do the work that needed to be done, such as removing the uterus or tying fallopian tubes. Although this traditional method has been used for decades and is safe for the patient, it results in a large incision that has drawbacks such as a relatively long recovery time (around 3 days in the hospital).

Using minimally invasive surgery techniques dramatically reduces many of these drawbacks. By using tiny 5mm incisions – about enough for a large pen to fit through – my patients have much smaller scars, recover faster, and have better overall outcomes. You may be asking “How could you possibly fit your hand in a tiny 5mm space?” I don’t! Instead I use sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools made especially to fit into these small spaces while I see into the patient using an advanced high definition optical camera (called a Laparoscope). It requires the perfection of all new skills to do surgery in this way, but after over 200 procedures completed I have seen the benefits for my patients are worth it. Using these advanced techniques, patients can usually go home from the hospital in one day (compared to about three days), they can enjoy a faster complete recovery, and have much smaller scarring (5mm incisions compared to a 100mm incision).

I am extremely proud to be one of the few practicing physicians in the Port Saint Lucie/Treasure Coast area that is both offering these procedures to all of my patients, and has the extensive experience of well over 200 minimally invasive surgeries completed. Over the coming weeks I will be offering more detailed information about minimally invasive gynecological surgery on this site, so make sure to bookmark us, subscribe to our RSS feed, and stay tuned for future updates!

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Welcome to the new Women’s Healthcare of Port St. Lucie website!

Posted on September 6th, 2011

Hello to all of our current and future patients who may be visiting! It is with tremendous excitement that we introduce you to the brand new and much improved Women’s Healthcare of Port St. Lucie website!

Many exciting things will be happening as this website evolves and matures from a simple site about a great OB/GYN practice in Port St. Lucie, FL to an innovative source of quality women’s health and pregnancy information. We will be delivering relevant and accurate health information through video, text and image content that will enhance both your Women’s Healthcare of Port St. Lucie experience and your genuine knowledge of women’s health.

In an age where information overload often leads to misinformation, myths, or just plain confusion, we hope that this site will become a go-to haven for factual and current knowledge on women’s health. So, come back often, subscribe to our RSS feed on the right sidebar, and bookmark this site so that you don’t miss out. See you soon!

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