ABOUT JASON BOARDMAN, MD, FACS
Is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. He has additional certificates in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and is an instructor of Advanced Traumatic Life Support. Dr. Boardman is a member of The Association of Military Surgeons of the U. S, Florida Medical Association, Lake-Sumter Medical Society, the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians .
Dr. Boardman received his Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. While in medical school, he was the recipient of the U. S. Army's Health Professional Scholarship. He completed his internship and residency at Westchester Medical Center, NY in 2001. Dr. Boardman then went on to active duty in the U. S. Army and was stationed at Keller Army Community Hospital at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. During his tenure there, he was appointed as Chief of General Surgery, Chief of Trauma, Medical Director of both the Pre-hospital Traumatic Life Support Course and EMT-B course, and was part of the Orange County Disaster Response Team. Dr. Boardman spent two tours overseas during his four years of active duty. His first tour, in 2002, was at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo where he was Chief of Surgery. His second tour took him to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was with the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad from September 2003 to March 2004. He became board certified in September 2002 and was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons in 2004. Along with his wife, Dr. Mary Beth Lewis, an obstetrician and gynecologist, they relocated to Clermont in the summer of 2005. Together they are raising their two children, Annabella and Samuel.
Dr. Boardman has developed a special interest in cosmetic surgery since graduating medical school. Being a general surgeon, he has worked with a variety of cosmetic surgeons in the treatment of diseases and the reconstruction after surgical procedures. This began with his work at Westchester Medical Center. During his residency he rotated into the burn unit and onto the plastic surgery services. In those rotations he treated severely burned patients, assisted with the reconstruction of breast cancer patients and patients needing advanced reconstruction of cosmetic defects. This interest continued with his practice at Keller Army Community Hospital where he learned to perform abdominoplasties on patients who had significant weight loss after gastric bypass surgery. He also furthered his education on breast cosmetics by treating and reconstructing breast cancer patients. After opening Clermont Surgical Associates, he took time out of his busy practice to educate himself further on the subtleties of cosmetic breast surgery in order to be able to offer his patients the most comprehensive surgical practice around. He has partnered with Drs Lewis and McLean of Clermont Obstetrics and Gynecology, to be able to offer most cosmetic and skin related care.
Dr. Boardman is also an integral part of the South Lake Community. He supports the local community by giving health related lectures/talks, participating in fund raising events, donating to local charities, being a Chairman of South Lake Hospital's Quality Control Committee and being a President of the South Lake Independant Physician Association and a board memeber of the Lake Sumter Medical Society. He has joined forces with several other local physicians to work with South Lake Hospital to improve the quality of care provided to the citizens of the area.
We are a general and cosmetic surgery practice devoted to: providing the best quality surgical care, and to enhancing your body using state-of-the-art procedures that will result in a natural beauty that makes you look better and feel more confident about your appearance!
A standard of excellence in personalized care enables us to provide the quality services that our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and follow strict standards that ensure your surgery will go smoothly and provide the results you desire.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
As a practice, we are true believers that excellence in performing surgical procedures, whether for disease processes or for cosmetic enhancement, is derived from both education and experience. We strive to keep current on the latest techniques and standards so we can provide our patients with the safest operations, and the most optimal results. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking your total health before performing any procedures. We also know that surgery is never routine, no matter how many hundreds of times we have performed such procedures. We never take for granted that you have placed a great deal of confidence in us. For this reason, a review of your medical history, your current health, your expectations about the results of your surgery and your motivations for electing any cosmetic procedure are all taken into consideration before we even agree to perform any procedure.
Safety, sterilization and infection control is of utmost importance to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and safety standards to ensure you are protected at all times.
TRAINING & EXPERTISE
As your healthcare professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your body healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend general and cosmetic surgery lectures, meetings, and conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern surgical practices can utilize to provide state-of-the-art general surgical care and cosmetic enhancement procedures. Also, being members of various professional surgical associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about surgery, and how we can make a difference in providing a life changing and emotionally positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your consultation and surgery as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your needs and look forward to serving you.
• Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical enhancement procedure to accentuate the size and shape of a woman's breasts. While breast augmentation will make the breasts larger, the surgery will not move the breasts closer together or lift sagging breasts. Breast augmentation is tremendous help to patients who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to gain a more natural look again.
• AWAKE Breast Augmentation
The AWAKE™ Breast Augmentation is a method of anesthesia used to perform breast augmentation. In the past breast augmentation was done under general anesthesia where the patient is completely under and unable to participate in the final outcome of her breast surgery.
With the AWAKE™ Breast Augmentation a dilute lidocaine solution is used to numb the area of surgery with the patient under a very mild sedative but fully coherent and awake. When the time comes to determine the final size of the patient's implants she can participate in the decision. By using saline implants small amounts of saline can be added or subtracted from the implants with the patient participating to get the look that she is after.
Since we perform this procedure in our office without the use of general anesthesia, there is none of the side effects that come with this type of anesthesia. Also there is added savings that is passed onto the patient. This savings can be from several hundred to over $1000 dollars.
• Breast Health
Every woman deserves to have a caring and compassionate physician on their side when it comes to breast health. In our country 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer within their lifetime. There will be approximately 179,000 new cases of female breast cancer in the U.S. in 2007 with 41,000 deaths. At Clermont Surgical Associates we strive to stay on top of new developments in the treatment and diagnostic modalities available when it comes to breast health. Within our office we offer routine breast screening, review of radiology studies, Ultrasound performed by our physician, biopsies and surgical treatment of breast diseases. In our office we have a Mammotome biopsy device for minimally invasive biopsies. We also offer Mammosite catheter placement for high dose radiation treatment of a breast cancer (in conjunction with the radiation oncologist). We also offer genetic screening and counseling for those at high risk.
• Breast Lift
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. As a woman ages, skin loses some elasticity which can cause the breasts to lose their natural shape and firmness. This procedure is designed to elevate the breasts and give them a more youthful appearance. A breast lift may also be completed in conjunction with breast enlargement surgery (augmentation).
• Male Breast Procedures
Male breast disease is rare although men can get breast cancer (<1% of all breast cancers are in men) or develop gynecomastia (too much breast tissue). Both of these disease have been treated with great success by our surgeon.
• Tummy Tuck
• Emergent Surgical Care
• Advanced Laparoscopy
• Abdominal Surgery
• Hernia Repair
• Thyroid Surgery
• SAVI- partial breast irradiation