• Surgeon recommendation in Florida

    Asked by mangoz on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Surgeon recommendation in Florida

    Can anyone recommend a good breast cancer surgeon in Port Charlotte or Southwest Florida?
    I am newly diagnosed with IDC.

    4 Answers from the Community

    4 answers
    • geekling's Avatar

      Its a crapshoot.

      Lawyers have a book where they peer review each other. Most are Bs & Cs and you want to be able to afford an A lister. Doctors need a book like that.

      I don't know that their print book "Best Doctors of the SE" will be too dated to help you (published out of Aikens, GA) but I'm sure they have a web site.I found their book in the reference section of the neighborhood library.

      I interviewed 8 oncologists before choosing one who, as it turned out, was named in the book. This was before buildings took to turning off the hot water (how insane is that in an office where sick people use the lavatories?) but at least one oncologist simply had a dirty office floor. Did not seem right. I don't want to be in filth when I'm not feeling well or even when I am well for that matter. The man I chose was bright and pleasant and attentive when speaking with you.

      over 4 years ago
    • fallsbs' Avatar

      I am in the Orlando and have a wonderful breast surgeon - if you want more info, please let me know

      over 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      It definitely should not be a crapshoot and isnt a crapshoot if you do research and ask questions. I drove 2 hours for my surgical team. I am in Btevard County and they are in Palm Beach County. I got great results from the team of Dr John A.P. Rimmer, breast surgeon, and Dr. Daniel Kapp, plastic surgeon. I have photos on my blog. www.breastcancerbattlescars.net
      It is a difficult decision and you need to trust your team.

      over 4 years ago
    • debra223's Avatar

      Hi-I live in Ft.Myers and ended up having my surgery at Moffitt in Tampa with Dr.Lee and Dr.Wells as plastic surgeon.They were wonderful and I can't say enough good things about Moffitt but I had also looked into the Regional Cancer Center on Colonial in FTM. I did do chemo there with Fl Cancer. If you call the cancer center's breast navigators, they will set you up with the whole thing from start to finish and they follow you thru the whole experience.If you want any recomendations for there or any other info-please email me. debbie

      over 4 years ago

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