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Research Studies & Clinical Trials | South Miami Hospital


The Center for Women & Infants at South Miami Hospital is a one-stop location dedicated in meeting the health and wellness needs of its patients through the continuum of life. As a facility that has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) and having attained The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for pre-term labor and prematurity, our focus is to offer the most effective diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and providing less invasive treatments through the integration of clinical practice, research and innovation. We are committed to setting new evidence-based standards in the delivery of women and infant healthcare and to supporting healthcare professionals worldwide by creating and implementing cutting-edge best practices.

Patient Protection
To protect our patients, every research study, registry and clinical trial undergoes rigorous review by the Baptist Health South Florida Institutional Review Board. The Center for Women & Infants has a dedicated research department that coordinates all of our research and works directly with patients enrolled in studies. For more information on research studies, registries and trials, please email or call 786-662-8799.

Current Studies OPEN TO ENROLLMENT (Physician Initiated)

South Miami Hospital Fibroid Registry
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jaime Sepulveda
Co-investigators: Rafael Perez
Partners: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Finding Genes for Uterine Fibroids (Sister Study)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rafael Perez
Partners: Brigham & Women's Hospital (Harvard University)

Current Studies OPEN TO ENROLLMENT (Clinical Trials)

Early Treatment Versus Delayed Conservative Treatment of the Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA Tolerate Trial)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jorge Perez
Partners: UCSF Department of Pediatrics

Pneumoperitoneum Management with SurgiQuest AirSeal at Low vs. Higher Pressure (in laparoscopic/robotic surgical procedures) - PRESSURE study
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Diaz
Sponsor: Surgiquest

A Study of Lifestyle Intervention in Overweight or Obese Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer
Principal Investigator: Dr. Maria Amelia Rodrigues
Sponsor: Baptist Foundation

Current Physician Initiated Retrospective Studies

Outcomes Evaluation pre- and post- implementation of Delayed Cord Clamping in Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Infants born at less than 32 weeks gestational age at South Miami Hospital
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jorge Perez

A Single Center Experience w/ IVC Filters
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anthony Gonzalez

Hiatal hernia repair and funduplication as a treatment for GERD and hiatal disorders: a single institution experience
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anthony Gonzalez

Feasibility Of Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repair, A Single Institution Experience
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anthony Gonzalez

Determining The Best Bariatric Surgery For Older Patients
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rupa Seetharamaiah

Incidence of incisional hernia rates in single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy using SPIDER surgical system and four port laparoscopic approach: One surgeon's experience.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Juan-Carlos Verdeja

Comparative effectiveness of robotic lobectomy versus thoracotomy for the treatment of locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Dylewski

Robotic Approach In The Treatment Of Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Dylewski

CLOSED Clinical Trials

Post Market Study: Use of the Reusable FloShield 10mm Endoscopic Cannula and Blunt Obturator and Robotic FloShield System during Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Single-Site Surgery: A Multicenter Historical Control Group Comparison
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anthony Gonzalez

Clinical Outcomes after Single Incision Robotic Cholecystectomy: Results of a Multicenter Analysis
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anthony Gonzalez
Sponsor: Intuitive

Cosmesis, Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life after da Vinci Single Site and Robotic-Assisted Single Site Cholecystectomy: A Prospectively Randomized Multicenter Study 
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anthony Gonzalez
Sponsor: Intuitive