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St. Petersburg General Hospital

James P. LaPolla, MD

Gynecologic Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Oncology

Women`s Cancer Associates

600 Eighth St. S., Suite B
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

About James P. LaPolla

Dr. LaPolla graduated from the University of Illinois School of Medicine as an honorary "James Scholar". He continued on to Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, Irvine. Once completed, he then completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Southern California where he continued his education completing a fellowship in Gynecological Oncology. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and sub-specialty board certification in Gynecologic Oncology, as well as board certified in Internal Medicine.

In addition to being board-certified Gynecologic Oncologist, Dr. LaPolla has had extensive training in the diagnosis and surgical management of breast cancer with special interest in hereditary breast/ovarian cancer syndromes.

Dr. LaPolla's professional career included positions held at the University of Iowa and the University of South Florida, where he was an associate Professor in the University of South Florida, Department of OB/GYN at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.


Medical School
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, CA

University of California & University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California, Los Angelas, CA

Certifications & Memberships

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Internal Medicine - Gynecological Oncology



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Abdominal bladder suspension procedures, Appendectomy, Bartholin duct cystectomy, Bartholin duct cystectomy, Biopsy of vulva, Biopsy of cervix, Breast biopsy, Colpocleisis, D&C - diagnostic including termination of pregnancy in instances detailed in Rules & Regulations, Ectopic pregnancy surgery including tubal cervical abdominal pregnancy, Hysterectomy, abdominal, total or subtotal, with or without adnexa


Gynecologic Oncology
Robotic Surgery

Office Locations

Women`s Cancer Associates
600 Eighth St. S.
Suite B
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 821-9688
Fax: (727) 821-9678

Accepted Insurance

Aetna, Assurant Health, AvMed, BCBS Florida, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, CIGNA, Commercial Insurance Company, Coventry Health Care, FEP, FMH Benefit Services, Golden Rule, Humana, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, MedHealthInsurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Medico, MultiPlan, Tricare, United HealthCare, UnitedHealthCare