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Dr. Paul Nowicki

Gynecologic Oncology
Jacksonville , FL
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Jacksonville, FL

Address

915 West Monroe Street, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:15am - 5:00pm
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Office

Jacksonville, FL

Southeast Gynecologic Oncology Associates

Jacksonville , FL

Office

Jacksonville, FL

About

Bio

I was born in Poland, came to the US at 13years of age in 1988. I attended Rollins College majoring in Chemistry. Then went ton to medical school at USF, did OB/Gyn residency at Medical College of Virginia. I sub specialized in Gyn Oncology at the University of Iowa. I am board certified in OB/GyN and Gyn Oncology. My research during fellowship was in HPV related cancers, and role of immune system during chemotherapy and radiation.

Specialties
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Gynecologic Oncology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

Polish

Doctor Q&A

69 Answers
19 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
If you mean: How do we protect ourselves from the patient's cancer, then the answer is you can not get cancer from another human being. Having said that in the or ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Yes: The vaccine protects only against 4 most common (out of 100 +) forms of the hpv virus.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
I do not know of : Any herbs that ever cured a cancer.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Usually forms an : Ulcerated tumor at cervix, then spreads to the soft tissues around the uterus called parametria. It can also spread to the vaginal walls , bladder , r... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Yes: The type and stage of cancer needs to be known as specifically as possible to choose the appropriate treatment ( surgery, chemo or radiation or combin... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
End of life care: Palliative care focuses on making patient's symptoms of a terminal disease better rather then curing the disease itself. For example treating pain an... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Ovary and tube gone: Removal of ovary and fallopian tube.
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
It depends: On type of hysterectomy: vaginal, laparoscopic/robotic or abdominal. This is something you should discuss with the doctor who is going to do your surg... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Not much.: Large cervix does not mean much if the pap is normal. Just as people may have big or small noses, or be tall or short, one can have a bigger then aver... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Most likely: Leep procedures of the cervix are usually done for moderate or severe cervical dysplasia caused by hpv.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
No necessarily.: Your symptoms can be caused by many other benign conditions. The pap smear was the right first step to as part of your work up. Most patients with cer... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Most uterine cancers: Are treated with hysterectomy up front. So if there is no uterus one can not have children anymore.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Usually it means : That a woman who has gone through menopause started to see any amount of bleeding. Before menopause irregular bleeding usually means bleeding in betw... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
No: Uterine cancers are not caused by hpv, cervical cancers, except for few rare exceptions, are caused by hpv.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Wet Prep or Pap: Definite diagnosis of trichomonas can only be made by either examination of vaginal discharge under the microscope ( the test is called a wet prep) or... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
At age of 37 the : Advantage of keeping an ovary is that you will not go through menopause immediately after your surgery. If the hysterectomy is not for cancer treatme... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
You should call the : Doctor who did your hysterectomy now, so they can examine you in the office tomorrow. The vaginal cuff incision may have come apart.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Yes it is possible: Yes it is possible, but not all skin tags are hpv warts. You should show them to your OB at your next visit.
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
See a doctor: You should see a gynecologist, these symptoms should be worked up. Usually the evaluation would include a pelvic exam , ultrasound of ovaries and ute... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Cone biopsy: Depending on what your cervical biopsy shows, a cervical cone knife conization or a leep ( another way to do it) is the next step. Usually these proce... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Long time: Most people (~86%) are able to clear hpv from their system in 3 years. In rest it may remain for 10 years or longer. We don't know how to tell who's i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
~7% over: Your lifetime. That is if your mom's cancer is not related to brca 1 or 2 mutation. In that case, if the mutation is passed on to you the risk is betw... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Bacteria: Ovarian cyst don't get infected by themselves. A torsed ovary that is necrotic/dying can become infected, but most if the time a tubo-ovarian abscess... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Call your doctor: Call your doctor's office to reschedule your post op appointment. It's included in your global surgery fee, and is no charge to you.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
The opposite: Any patient with cancer is at risk for thrombosis, but during the time that the platelets are low the opposite is possible. Depending how low the pla... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Yes: Swelling in the are on the vulva, pubic bone, hips and upper thighs is common. It should get better in next 2-3 weeks.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
There are certain : Things that can decrease chance of uterine cancer. But it can not be prevented 100%. 1. Having children especially more then one decreases chances of... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
I really depends on: The specifics of the cancer. Its stage, grade, histopathology type and patients overal medical condition if chemotherapy or radiation are needed. With... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
It depends on : The stage and type of ovarian cancer. Patient's overall fitness also plays a role as far how much chemotherapy and for how long they can receive it i... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Never heard of it: Surgical instruments are sterilized between each use. Unless bloody surgical instruments are used on one patient and then another, which is unheard of... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Depends on stage: And type if uterine cancer. Most stage i endometrioid adenocarcinomas are successfully cured with surgery ( total hysterectomy) alone. More advanced s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Endometrial biopsy: Uterine cancer can be diagnosed by either performing an in office endometrial biopsy or a D&C under anesthesia.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
HPV is a virus: Hpv is human papilloma virus that can be transmitted during sex. The virus causes pre cancerous conditions of the cervix, vagina, or vulva. Over time,... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Endometrial biopsy: Is done in the office with a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the uterus through the opening in the cervix. Small amount of endometrial tissue ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Usually about: 6 -8 weeks.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
4-6 weeks : Most (open) abdominal surgery recovery takes 4-6 weeks.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
If her tumor markers: Are within normal limits its most likely benign.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Small amount of: Bleeding or spotting after hysterectomy is normal, but heavy bleeding like a period is not. If that is the case you need to see your gyn surgeon as so... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
10-20 min: The procedure is called operative hysteroscopy and in skilled hands may last 10-20 minutes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Usually STDs: A tubo - ovarian abscess or infection of ovary and tube is commonly caused by sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea or chlamydia.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
No med for HPV: Unfortunately there are no medicines to give to someone to get rid of hpv virus at this time. Hpv vaccine does not kill hpv virus that is already ther... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Be safe: There are many varieties of hpv virus. Some live only in the genital area and others can also take up residence in the mouth and throat. Since it is ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Depends : On what these pap smear results were and if you are high risk hpv positive. If you had a colposcopy with biopsies in the meantime you most likely shou... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
There has to be : Something wrong with the ovary, usually it means that there is evidence on imaging that there is an ovarian tumor ( either benign or malignant) , or p... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Surgery is next.: Teratomas of the ovary are special type of tumors that may have skin type tissue inside them, fat, hair, even teeth. Most of the time they are benign,... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Most likely they wil: Use stitched that dissolve unless its going to be a big up and down incision ( the staples).
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
You need to have : An endometrial biopsy or a D&C to rule out endometrial cancer. Only about 10% of women who have post menopausal bleeding have uterine cancer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
No: It is not normal for a woman to be able to see her cervix without the use of a speculum. It likely means that there is significant uterine prolapse so... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Preventive removal: Of ovaries is usually recommended in women who tested brca 1 or 2 positive after they completed childbearing.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 25 years experience
Be safe: There are many varieties of hpv virus. Some live only in the genital area and others can also take up residence in the mouth and throat. Since it is ... Read More

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Dec 16, 2012
Dr Nowicki is a wonderful doctor he has an excellant bedside manner and is very easy to talk to and explains everything in a way thats easy to understand,I highly recommend Dr. Nowicki
HealthTap member
Jan 21, 2021
This doctor is straight forward but he is a bit rushed. I wish I had more time with him to ask more questions. But as far as skills, you won’t find a better doctor!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nowicki is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much for answering my more detailed question. Helpful!!!!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

Rollins College
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center / Medical College of Virginia

Residency

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center / Medical College of Virginia

Awards

Guardian Angel, St.Vincent's Hospital
Guardian Angel, St.Vincent's Hospital
Top Gynecologic Oncologist , First Place, National - Winter
2013
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