St Petersburg General Hospital: Meet Jennifer Gilby, MD

St Petersburg General Hospital: Meet Jennifer Gilby, MD


[MUSIC PLAYING] I always thought I
wanted to be a physician. I think I was about seven. I really decided. I told my mom, I’m
gonna be a doctor. She’s like, OK. And I just wondered all the
time what kind of doctor. I don’t know what kind
of doctor I want to be. And one of our good
friends was an OB/GYN. And she was really
a great role model. She was a great mother. She was a great wife. She was a great doctor. She was a great member
of our community. And I just always respected
her and respected that. Obstetrics gives you
the delivery of babies. The gynecology gives
you the surgery. The office gives you
the routine visits and the recurrent
visits, where you get to see people year after year. And for the most part,
it’s healthy and happy. HCA, they have the best robotics
team that they can have. It’s the best post-operative
unit that you can get. And the best thing
that any hospital can do for the consumer,
which is the patient, is to provide them with
top notch facilities with outstanding
technologies and to maintain higher standards and to always
look out for patient safety. I think patient safety has
become the forefront of what’s going to champion the excellence
in health care facilities. And if a facility can show
that they are champions of patient safety
and risk management and excelling in their
technologies that they offer, I think that those
things right there are huge for patients
and for physicians. Robotics is not a new surgery. It’s the same surgery
we always did, with just amazing instruments
and amazing mobility. The robotic instruments
have the full 360 degree range of motion. So it mimics your wrist. And it’s as if you’re
doing an open surgery with magnified views
and multiple arms. A surgery that would normally
have been an open incision and being able to do it in a
laparoscopic way, robotically assisted, you’re gonna have
that patient, at the most, they’re only gonna be in
the hospital 23 to 24 hours. Some can go home the same
day, versus an open incision. Those patients are in the
hospital 48 to 72 hours. And their downtime is six weeks. Our laparoscopic robotic
cases are feeling really good at 7 to 10 days. And they’re back to
work, back to doing a lot of their
normal activities. My motto and Women’s
Care Florida’s motto is exceptional health care
for every patient, every time. And so in order to emulate
that motto and that belief, it’s really taking a patient
and taking care of their needs as best you can at each visit.

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