Dissecting a frog was a turning point in the life of 15-year-old Christopher Quinsey. It was then, in a high-school biology class in Westport, Connecticut, that the young student knew he wanted to be a doctor. Christopher had briefly considered accounting, but science and medicine captivated his interest, motivating him to pursue a career he calls his passion.
Determined to become a doctor, Christopher earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University in 1989 and his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1993. He then completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children in 1997.
In the 20 years since, Dr. Quinsey has devoted himself to serving the health and wellness needs of thousands of women in our community. With an office in Lake Mary, his practice specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to delivering more than 3,600 babies to date, Dr. Quinsey also specializes in performing minimally invasive and major gynecological procedures.
A specialist in minimally-invasive hysterectomies, Dr. Quinsey prefers to perform vaginal hysterectomies that require no abdominal incisions and result in a much quicker recovery – usually two weeks. More traditional hysterectomies often cause discomfort and scarring and take as long as six weeks for recovery.
“The vaginal hysterectomy is becoming a lost art,” explains Dr. Quinsey. “Many physicians, frankly, are not doing them because they often opt for laparoscopic or robotic surgeries. With either of those procedures, the patient winds up with an uncomfortable incision, and from a cosmetic standpoint, a result that is not so desirable.”
Dr. Quinsey’s practice offers other comprehensive services including contraceptive management and counseling, endometriosis treatment, infertility investigation and treatment, in-office ultrasound, and more. Dr. Quinsey also performs many gynecological outpatient and inpatient surgical procedures such as endometrial ablation, hysteroscopy, and procedures for pelvic prolapse and urinary incontinence.
“We pride ourselves on being a total women’s care practice,” says Dr. Quinsey. “Many practices depend highly on physician assistants and nurse practitioners to see patients. However, I consult with and treat all of my patients. Most of my staff members have been with me for years, so our patients come in seeing familiar and friendly faces who know them. It creates a comforting and caring environment that is very important. We combine an old-fashioned attitude about caring for our patients with the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical technology available today.”