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Dr. Ricardo Estape

Gynecologic Oncology
Miami, FL
31 years experience male

Locations

Estape Gynecologic Oncology Group

Miami, FL

Address

7000 SW 62 Ave, Suite 600, Miami, FL
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About

Bio

<table><tbody><tr><td>Dr Estape attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned his degree from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. Dr Estape went on to do his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Program in Miami, Florida. He then stayed on at the University of Miami as an attending until 2002. He was an Associate Professor in Gynecologic Oncology and became the Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Site Group for the Sylvester Cancer Center at the University of Miami until he went into private practice in South Miami in 2002. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and also in Gynecologic Oncology. Dr Estape is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical honor Society and many others. He has served as Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief of Robotic Surgery and Chief of the Blood Conservation Program at South Miami Hospital in Miami, Florida.</td></tr></tbody></table>

Specialties
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Gynecologic Oncology

Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

146 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Ultrasound: Once your womb (uterus) has been removed, the ovaries tend to stay a little higher than before and are hard to feel on vaginal exam. By vaginal exam w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
This month: The safest thing is to use backup protection this whole month.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
See a doctor ASAP: If the abdomen has become swollen over a short period of time, this can be a sign of bad things such as: ovarian cancer, liver problems, benign ovaria... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Yes and No: The laboratory findings are the same but pancytopenia from chemotherapy is short lived and reverses itself.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Mitosis Inhibitor: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapy drug. The role of Taxol (paclitaxel) is to inhibit cells from undergoing mitosis (duplicating themselves). It is ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Death: Cervical cancer is the number one killer of women worldwide. Cervical cancer if left untreated will lead to death.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Many reasons: Vomiting blood can occur for several reasons: 1. Continuous vomiting can lead to tears in the esophagus. 2. Low platelets from chemotherapy can cause ... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Depends: Some chemotherapy drugs cause more nausea than others. There are many good drugs today that can decrease the amount of nausea and work for days at a t... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Many possibilities: Many possibilities. Pregnancy, changes in hormones, normal change. It could also be other things like polyps or even some bad things. However, it is p... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
It may be normal: It is not uncommon to spot a little before the period with the newer low dose birth control pills. If you just started the pills give it a few more mo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
For a short time: The breast growth that comes from pregnancy takes several months to go away after an abortion. It is uncommon to have the breasts stay large for a lon... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
4 weeks: The risk of hernias with laparoscopy is low but you should wait at least 4 weeks before starting to lift heavy objects again (&gt;20lbs).
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Many reasons: Your cycle lengths seem acceptable, normal cycles are 21-35 days long. The pain, however, is not normal. This constant pain can be due to ovarian cyst... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
No: Cycles normally run from 21-35 days. A cycle that runs every 40 days is usually a sign that you are not ovulating normally. This can be caused by many... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Many reasons: At 36 there can be many reasons for long, unending periods: fibroids, polyps, cancer, hormonal problems etc... It is impossible to tell without an exa... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Immediately: You can get pregnant the same month after you stop the bcp's. If you are three months i would now recommend making sure you know when you ovulate by d... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Good question: There will probably be no difference but i cannot tell you there is any data to tell us that for sure.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Normal: The hormones produced during breast feeding, namely prolactin, usually keep you from having periods. The prolactin shuts off the signals to the ovary ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: Dub usually means that you ovulate very irregularly. Since you can only get pregnant around the time of ovulation, you need to try to figure out when ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Same : Both have the same active ingredients, ethinyl Estradiol and desogestrel. However, the other ingredients may be different and some pills agree with yo... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: Hpv is a skin organism. It doesn't just live on the cervix. The cervix is a good place for it to grow and replicate but it can live on any part of the... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Up to 3 months: A copper iud might take up to 3 months because it causes a lot of inflammation. A Progesterone iud should be shorter because the hormone is removed an... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Don't know: You will probably need a dna test to figure this out. Impossible to figure out who based on dates given. Good luck.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: Ovarian cyst can alter hormone production from the ovary and cause irregular bleeding. If the cyst is solid then there are certain tumors called granu... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Go to Hospital: This large amount of discharge may be normal, but, it could also be a sign that your water broke or you are dilating and this is the "show" of mucous ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Need exam: It is not normal to continue seeing brown or bloody discharge after a hysterectomy. If the hysterectomy was done less than six weeks ago then it could... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
More ovulations: Great question. The theory is that women who have not had children have more ovulations in their life and these ovulations cause scarring of the surfa... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Need biopsy: Bleeding in the menopause requires a biopsy of the uterus to rule out an abnormality such as cancer. An ultrasound is not enough. I would recommend yo... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Probably not: This could be many things but it needs to be worked up right away. I would suggest at least a pelvic ultrasound first. Does not sound like a uti.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
It is not possible: Once the uterus is removed, pregnancy is not possible. And 2 miscarriages in the same month is not possible. There are some conditions that give a pos... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Probably not: It is uncommon to have herpes right on the cervix. If you are having pain every time you have intercourse then it is unlikely to be herpes as herpes c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Maybe: There are many things that can cause these symptoms, including ovarian cysts. You should see you gyn asap. If it is an ovarian cyst it can sometimes b... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
No: Missing a whole day can be a problem if done on the right time of the cycle, but 4-6 hours is not a problem.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: Any irregularity in periods with unprotected sex can be a sign of pregnancy.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Pelvic Exam and Pap: Your gyn looks at the cervix by placing a speculum into the vagina and directly visualizing it. They then do a pap smear to evaluate for cervical canc... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Very uncommon: First of all, having sex does not cause cervical cancer. The virus that can go on to lead cervical cancer can be passed by sex as well as any other ty... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Very Low: The only time young patients, usually in their 20's get endometrial cancer, is due to a syndrome known as polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this disease... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Probably Not: There are many places that prey on cancer patients looking for alternatives to chemotherapy and charge huge sums of money. We are always looking for n... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Tough question: This is a tough question to answer. If the chemo has worked and response has been achieved in past then chemo can be continued. As long as the body ca... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
It can be: At 42 years of age, it is unlikely to have ovarian cancer, but not unheard of. Solid tumors can be fibromas of the ovary or possible other tumors of t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
See your doctor: It is possible that the urine infection is still there or that it has gone up to your kidneys which can give that lower bak pain. You should see your... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Unlikely: Most of the time you will only ovulate from 1 side at a time and therefore 2 uteri (called uterine didelphys) does not increase risk of twins. However... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Probably not: It is not uncommon to have 1 irregular period, however, it may be a sign of pregnancy, polyps, or other abnormalities. I would recommend first taking ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: First of all, having sex does not cause cervical cancer. The virus that can go on to lead cervical cancer can be passed by sex as well as any other ty... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
It is normal: After a D&amp;C, your menstrual cycle can be abnormal for several months. This is especially true depending on the reason for the D&amp;C. It should r... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Yes, but........: This pain before your cycle starts is normal in many women but it can also be a sign of other problems like Endometriosis, Ovarian Cyst, and other pro... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
None: "jump starting" your period is not a good idea. Altering your hormones to start a period is not a wise choice and can lead to long irregular periods f... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Many possibilities: The list is long of things that cause these symptoms: pregnancy, ovarian cyst, polyps, hormonal changes, stress, other medications, infection, etc. I ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
Yes: About 1 in 7 woman with ovarian cancer have a genetic mutation in the brca1 or brca2 gene that is passed down from mother or father. However, 6 of 7 h... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
No: Although stress can alter some of the immune system factors, it is probably not enough to make the cancer get worse. However, lower stress, which is h... Read More

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Jul 13, 2013
A great doc!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Estape is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Estape is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for the answer.. my mentrual is just normal, its just worry me about 20 days cycle..the answer u provides gives me peace...
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causing severe burning the steroids you gave aren't working . thanks you are amazing ps we have mutual friends cindy krishcer and evelyn jacobson
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Thanks for your quick reply! I appreciate your response, particularly in regard to whether removing the cervix would affect my sex life.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

Awards

Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Miami, FL - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Third Place, Florida - Summer
2013
Top Gynecologic Oncologist, Third Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
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