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Progress continues to be made in women’s health thanks to dedicated providers throughout Central Florida who are researching and implementing new treatment methods.

Although Lindsay Kissane, MD, long knew that she wanted to pursue a career in health care, it wasn’t until medical school that her goals really started to come into focus. That’s when a beloved family member suffered a pelvic organ prolapse, and she suddenly knew what path she was meant to follow.

“It really put a desire in me to help people because I was able to see firsthand how much these kinds of problems can affect quality of life,” says Dr. Kissane, a board-certified urogynecologist at AdventHealth who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

“Once patients are better after surgery and a short recovery, which most of my surgeries have, they’re back to doing the things they love with minimal bother from any kind of pelvic floor disorder. It’s really gratifying—that’s why I love the field.”

Jennifer West, a certified physician’s assistant, was similarly inspired to pursue her profession. She is currently the director and investigator of K2 Medical Research.

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