QUALIFICATIONS

M.D., Oregon Health Sciences University

 

General Surgery Internship and Resident

State University of New York, Health Sciences Center at Syracuse

Urology Residency

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Clinical Fellowship in Urologic Oncology/Prostate Cancer

  • Staff Urologist and Surgeon/Clinical Associate
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Medical Licensure

  • 1998 Ohio State Medical License
  • 1999 Washington State Medical License
  • 2000 Florida State Medical License

Board Certification

  • 2001 Board Certified and Diplomate of the American Board of Urology

Heart of Florida Medical Center

  • 2001 Chairman of The Cancer Committee
  • 2001 Director of Continuing Medical Education
  • 2001 Director of Cancer Conference
  • 2009 Chief of Surgery
  • 2009 Hospital Board Member

Honors and Awards

  • 1986-1989 Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • 1997 Urology Resident of the Year (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • 1997 Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award (presented for outstanding advancement in urological science)

Experience

Dr. Jhaveri has performed over 5,000 major and minor operative cases. These have included:

  • Over 500 prostatectomies
  • Over 250 nephrectomies

He was the first surgeon to perform a laparoscopic nephrectomy in Polk County, Florida. He was also the first urologist to perform prostate cryoablation in Polk County.
 

CHOOSING A SPECIALIST

Specialists are needed to treat very specific medical issues. The search for a specialist normally is driven by the discovery of an issue, and almost always involves the patient's primary care physician. Naturally, a patient should expect a specialist to be an expert in the type of disorder that needs to be treated. As in other fields, the experience and qualification of the specialist are among the most critical factors. In medicine experience and qualification are factors that can be compared between the physicians being considered. Because this information is so important, any patient should feel free to ask the physicians they are considering about their experience and qualifications.

A patient may want to ask about a physician's educational background and other medical training. Patients may also want to know about the physicians experience in general, and about experience related to the patient's particular ailment. This might include questions like:

  • How many procedures of a particular type has the physician done?
  • What are some of the problems that the physician might have encountered?
  • What training has the physician had in dealing with the patient's particular issue?

All competent physicians are glad to supply this information. In fact many make it readily available. Whether the issue involves a matter of minor physical inconvenience or a life threatening illness the patient should always seek a specialist with substantial qualification and experience.