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Jorge Lense

Jorge Lense, MD
Assistant Director
    Family Medicine Residency

Medical Degree
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Soth Florida
Tampa, FL

In March, 2011, Dr. Jorge Lense appeared on the popular television program, “The
Doctors”, to discuss and demonstrate the ground-breaking surgical technique, single
incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), and its potential to transform the way surgeons
perform hysterectomies and other gynecological surgeries.

A pioneer in gynecological laparoscopic techniques, Dr. Lense was among the first
surgeons in the U.S. to use the SILS procedure to perform a hysterectomy, in March,
2009. In August 2011 he toured Australia to demonstrate the procedure in operating
centers in Melbourne and Adalaide; and he spoke to the American Association of
Gynecological Laparoscopists (AAGL) in Las Vegas in November, 2011 sharing the
benefits and evolution of SILS in gynecological care.


“Because it utilizes just a single small port through the belly button, it really represents a
whole new level of capabilities in the field of surgery,” Dr. Lense says. Much of the
appeal comes from the opportunity to eliminate heavy periods, treat endometriosis and
uterine prolapse with decreased recovery time and little to no visible scarring. The SILS
technique also is useful in performing surgeries that help preserve the uterus, he says.


Throughout his career, Dr. Lense has been instrumental in recognizing emerging
medical technologies that promise to improve surgical techniques, minimize risk and
reduce recovery times and long-term side effects. He also performs complicated
laparoscopic surgery such as myomectomy and treatment of extensive endometriosis
using the DaVinci Robot to assist in delicate fertility sparing surgery.


Prior to joining the Turley Family Health Center Faculty  he worked at Cherokee
Women’s Health Specialists, were he enjoyed a successful career in private practice.
He previously worked in central Florida (Orlando), where he served on the faculty of the
Florida Hospital Residency Program. He has special interests in minimally invasive
surgery, pelvic reconstruction surgery and ultrasonography. He is a graduate of the
University of South Florida College of Medicine and is the recipient of many academic
and leadership honors in the field of medicine, including “Best Doctors in America” 2007
– 2011 and he has published numerous articles and given lectures on topics regarding
gynecology and obstetrics to the medical community and Doctors from around the


Dr. Lense lived in Canton, Georgia prior to moving to Clearwater with his pediatrician
wife, Dr. Beverly Lense, and their 7children – 2 biological and 5 adopted.