Editor’s Note: Dr. James Kondrup is a board-certified gynecologist and teacher with 30 plus years of experience. He’s accepting new patients at the GCMG Women’s Health & Wellness Center located at 8431 Pointe Loop Drive in south Venice. Please call 941-207-5330.
Dr. Kondrup, where did you work previously and what brought you to this part of Florida?
For the past 30 years I lived and worked in Binghamton, New York located three hours north of NYC and one hour south of Syracuse. For the past 15 years we have been traveling to Florida to see my mother on the East coast and my wife’s parents in Nokomis. We love the beaches, the weather and the people in Florida. We just had to wait until our boys finished high school and for the right job to come along.
Where did you complete your medical education and residency?
I attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, and I did my residency at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The hospital is associated with Yale University.
What would you like to share about your experience teaching other clinicians around the world?
Surgeons around the world face the same challenges but with much less resources. They are all so grateful to learn and want to provide excellent health care to women. We are fortunate to have the facilities here in the U.S. I’ve taught and or performed surgery in the U.S., England, Wales, Italy, Spain, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Cyprus, Syria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Canada, and South Africa.
Can you give a few examples of innovative treatment options you provide?
The majority of my surgeries are Minimally Invasive or what we call via laparoscopy or small incision surgery. We also treat endometriosis, fibroids and pelvic pain.
What are some of the other services you provide at the GCMG?
We offer infertility evaluation and treatment and screening for hereditary cancers like ovarian, breast and colon cancer.
What would you like to share about your family?
I’ve been married to Michele for 25 years and we have four sons, one daughter and a small dog.
What do you enjoy most about being a physician?
I’m grateful for the privilege to care for other people and to make a difference in their lives. I love chatting with my patients, learning from them and sharing things I’ve learned over the years. I guess that means I’m getting older!