Dr. Lisa Jukes
Gynecology, Health & Wellness
[For more information] To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jukes, go to www.lisamjukesmd.com, call 512.301.6767 or visit her practice at 5656 Bee Cave Rd., Suite B101.By Jon Black
For Dr. Lisa Jukes, one of the most rewarding aspects of practicing gynecology is the ability to build long-term relationships with her patients. “I have the opportunity to get to know my patients through the years.”
It also allows her to look after her patients from both a medical and surgical side. While most specialties divide these roles, as a dedicated gynecologist Dr. Jukes has the opportunity to be both to her patients. “This allows for a genuinely close and trusting relationship between patient and doctor for now and into the future,” she explains.
In 2004, Dr. Jukes made the decision to stop providing obstetric services in order to better focus on the many needs of her gynecological patients. “I truly want to investigate female problems to find the most appropriate treatment and collaborate with other experts as needed.”
Dr. Jukes is the primary care provider for many of her patients. With this in mind, her practice offers a wide range of gynecological, urinary and wellness treatments, products and services. In every aspect of her practice, she places a strong emphasis on preventative medicine. “We want to help patients navigate their treatment options with a variety of evidence-based remedies,” Dr. Jukes says.
Gynecological services provided include annual wellness exams from adolescence onward, birth control consultation, urinary testing, cancer gene testing and an individualized approach to managing menopause. Dr. Jukes specializes in gynecological problems such as heavy and abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis and abnormal PAP results.
In-office procedures and services available include uterine ablations, Essure permanent sterilization procedures, LEEP, colposcopies to treat cervical disease as well as sonograms. The practice also offers pelvic floor therapy for urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain.
Dr. Jukes is a skilled daVinci Robotic Surgeon, having performed more than 400 such procedures, and she performs numerous other minimally invasive surgical interventions. “I was one of the first physicians nationally to perform single-site daVinci robotic surgery,” she says. “It’s all done through the belly button. Patients who have had the procedure are very pleased with it.”
In the coming weeks, Dr. Jukes will become the first physician in Austin to offer the Acessa procedure, an outpatient laparoscopic fibroid ablation for premenopausal women suffering from fibroids that allows them to return to normal activities quickly.
Her wellness center is an authorized clinic for Ideal Protein, an FDA approved and physician-supervised weight loss plan. Additionally, her practice is certified for BioTE® bio-identical hormone pellet therapy, which identifies and corrects hormone imbalance for both men and women.
Dr. Jukes is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where she also completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology. She holds a B.S. in Zoology from Texas A&M University College Station.
She also expresses her commitment to women’s health through a variety of outreach activities. Dr. Jukes has appeared as an expert on gynecological issues in media outlets including FOX News Austin and Austin Woman Magazine. She is a national proctor for Intuitive Surgical for robotic gynecological procedures and was formerly a speaker for Warner Chicott pharmaceutical company. She is a member of both the Strategic Planning Committee and Robotic Steering Committee for the South Austin Medical Center.
Dr. Jukes says her practice allows her to be surrounded by good people, patients, staff, family and friends. In putting together her team, she has strived to find staff members who care about patients and take pride in the job they do and the service they provide. For patients, the practice has created a peaceful and beautiful medical office environment to help them feel comfortable and at ease.
“Every patient matters,” Dr. Jukes says. “Every day we operate with that as our directive.”