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Nezhat's Video-Assisted and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy with DVD

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  • 174 b/w illus. 468 colour illus. 100 tables
  • Page extent: 728 pages
  • Size: 276 x 219 mm
  • Weight: 2.81 kg

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  • Dewey number: 618.1/059
  • Dewey version: 23
  • LC Classification: RG104.7 .O64 2013
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Generative organs, Female--Endoscopic surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Genital Diseases, Female--surgery
    • Hysteroscopy--methods

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Nezhat’s Video-Assisted and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy
Cambridge University Press
9781107011601 - Nezhat’s Video-Assisted and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy - Edited by Camran Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS and Ceana Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS
Frontmatter/Prelims

Nezhat’s Video-Assisted and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy


Nezhat’s Video-Assisted and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy

4th Edition

Edited by

Camran Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS

Chair, AACF Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University; Fellowship Director, Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; Adjunct Clinical Professor of OB/GYN and Surgery, Stanford University; Clinical Professor of OB/GYN, University of California at San Francisco, CA, USA.

Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS

Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Gynecologic Robotics and Director, MISGR Fellowship Program, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA

Ceana Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS

Fellowship Director, Atlanta Center for Special Minimally Invasive Surgery and Reproductive Medicine; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA


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Nezhat’s video-assisted and robotic-assisted laparoscopy and
hysteroscopy / edited by Camran Nezhat, Farr Nezhat,
Ceana Nezhat. – 4th ed.
p. ; cm.
Rev. ed. of: Nezhat’s operative gynecologic laparoscopy and
hysteroscopy. 3rd ed. 2008.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-107-01160-1 (Hardback)
I. Nezhat, Camran. II. Nezhat, Farr R. III. Nezhat, Ceana. IV. Nezhat’s
operative gynecologic laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.
[DNLM: 1. Genital Diseases, Female–surgery. 2. Hysteroscopy–methods.
3. Laparoscopy–methods. 4. Video-Assisted Surgery–methods. WP 660]
618.1′059–dc23
2012020418

ISBN 978-1-107-01160-1 Mixed Media
ISBN 978-1-107-62367-5 Hardback
ISBN 978-1-107-62366-8 DVD

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Contents

List of contributors
viii
Forewords
xv
Preface
xix
1     A history of modern video-assisted endoscopy
Barbara Page
1
2     Equipment
18
3     Anesthesia
Pedro P. Tanaka, Arjun Desai, and John H. Nguyen
37
4     Laparoscopic access
Louise P. King, Ceana Nezhat, Farr Nezhat, Ibrahim Alkatout, Liselotte Mettler, Roger Ferland, and Camran Nezhat
41
5     Laparoscopic suturing
54
6     Intraperitoneal and retroperitoneal anatomy
Jyoti Yadav, M. Shoma Datta, Ceana Nezhat, Camran Nezhat, and Farr Nezhat
69
7     Hysteroscopy
80
8     Fertility
137
9     Management of adnexal masses
185
10    Endometriosis
252
11    Laparoscopic adhesioloysis and adhesion prevention
Anthony Luciano and Danielle Luciano
313
12    Laparoscopic sterilization
Radha Syed and Erica Schipper; assisted by Adrienne L. Ligouri
317
13    Leiomyomas
326
14    Hysterectomy
370
15    Pelvic floor procedures
386
16    Laparoscopic treatment of chronic pelvic pain
435
17    Gynecologic malignancy
449
18    Laparoscopy in the pregnant patient
Maureen M. Tedesco and Myriam J. Curet
562
19    Minimal access pediatric surgery
Matias Bruzoni and Craig T. Albanese
574
20    Laparoscopic aortic surgery today
Jean Picquet, Oscar J. Abilez, Jérôme Cau, Christopher K. Zarins, and Olivier Goeau-Brissonière
581
21    Additional procedures for pelvic surgeons
586
22    Simulators for learning basic skills, tasks, and endoscopic surgical procedures
W. LeRoy Heinrichs and Nanette LaShay
614
23    Robot-assisted laparoscopy
628
24    Complications in laparoscopy
642
25    Fetal therapy
Michael V. Zaretsky
663
Appendix 1:Medical equipment images
674
Appendix 2:Image atlas
678
Appendix 3:Video legends
687
Index
688

Contributors

Oscar J. Abilez, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Basim Abu-Rafea, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum, MD

Gynecology Service, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Shushmita Ahmed

Medical Student, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Craig T. Albanese, MD

Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford, CA, USA

Jaime Alcocer, MD

Gynecologist, Obstetrician, Department de Gynécologie et Obstétrique, Hôpital Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France

Hesham Al-Inany, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cairo University, Egypt

Ibrahim Alkatout, MD

Kiel School of Gynecological Endoscopy, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospitals Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Ali Amiri

Karl-Stortz Endoscopy America Inc.

Chadrakanth Are, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA

Aydin Arici, MD

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Amy J. Asato, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA, USA

Jessica L. Berger, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Bulent Berker MD

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Nina P. Bhatia, MD

Associate Physician, The Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Allentown, PA, USA

Raul Blanco

SOFAR S.p.A., Milan, Italy

William H. Bradley, MD

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Damien Brasset

SOFAR S.p.A., Milan, Italy

Douglas N. Brown, MD, FACOG

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington, DC, USA

Sara Yvonne Brucker, MD

Professor and Vice-Chair of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tübingen University Hospital, Tübingen, Germany

Matias Bruzoni, MD

Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford, CA, USA

Elizabeth Buescher, MD, Med

Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, CA, USA

Richard O. Burney, MD, MSc, FACOG

Director, Translational Research Program, Madigan Healthcare System, WA, USA

Erkan Buyuk, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Joseph E. Carpenter

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Jérôme Cau, MD

Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Poitiers, France

Stephanie Chao, MD

Department of Surgery, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA, USA

Jennifer Cho

Clinical Research Fellow, Center For Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Sarah L. Cohen, MD

Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Shlomo B. Cohen, MD

Minimal Invasive Gynecological Surgeries, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer Medical Center, affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Robert L. Coleman, MD

Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Myriam J. Curet, MD

Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Andrea D’Ambrosio

SOFAR S.p.A., Milan, Italy

Mausumi Das, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

M. Shoma Datta, MD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Mount Sinai School of Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Arjun Desai, MD

Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Menlo Park, CA, USA

Leo Doherty, MD

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Sanjeev Dutta, MD FRCSC FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Jon I. Einarsson, MD, MPH

Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Pedro F. Escobar, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Tommaso Falcone, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Roger Ferland, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, USA

Peter S. Finamore, MD, MA

Associate Director of the Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY, USA

Tamara Finger, MD

Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA

Eric Flisser, MD

Medical Director, Long Island Office Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York, New York, NY, USA

Michael M. Frumovitz, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Lydia Garcia, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellow, Newton Wellesley Hospital Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center, Newton, MA, USA

Antonio R. Gargiulo, MD

Director of Robotic Surgery, Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Fabio Giorgi

SOFAR S.p.A., Milan, Italy

Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

Olivier Goeau-Brissonière, MD

Department of Vascular Surgery, Ambroise Paré University Hospital, Paris, France

Jeffrey M. Goldberg, MD

Section Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Motti Goldenberg, MD

Minimal Invasive Gynecological Surgeries, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer Medical Center, affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Jamie A. Grifo, MD, PhD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

W. LeRoy Heinrichs, MD, PhD

Professor (Emeritus) and Past Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Melinda B. Henne, MD, MS, FACOG

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA

Thomas Herzog, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA

Joseph L. Hudgens, MD

Center for Women’s Health, Owensboro Medical Health Systems, Owensboro, KY, USA
Gratis Faculty, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA

Keith Isaacson, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Unit, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA, USA

Neil Johnson, MD, CREI, FRANZCOG, FRCOG, MRCGP, MBBS, BMedSci

Medical Director, Fertility Plus, National Women’s Health, Auckland;
Honorary Associate Professor, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Adi Katz, MD

AAGL/SRS Fellow, Atlanta Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Reproductive Medicine, Nezhat Medical Center, Atlanta, GA, USA

Zaraq Khan, MBBS

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic and Medical School, Rochester, MN, USA

Rosanne M. Kho, MD

Department of Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Louise P. King, MD, JD

Fellow in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Stanford, CA, USA

Doron Kopelman, MD

Department of Surgery, HaEmek Medical Center, Alfula; Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Ourania O. Koukoura, MD, PhD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Larissa, Greece

Thomas Krummel, MD FACS

Emile Holman Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery Stanford University School of Medicine; Susan B. Ford Surgeon-in-Chief, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford, CA, USA

Nanette LaShay, MD

Laparoscopic Surgical Practitioner, Kaiser-Permanente Redwood City Medical Center, Redwood City, CA, USA

Charles Levenback, MD

Deputy Chairman and Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Michael Lewis

Clinical Research Fellow, Center For Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Sharyn N. Lewyn, MD

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Adrienne Ligouri, MD, MPH

Surgical Critical Care Fellow, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE, USA

Vincent R. Lucente, MD

Medical Director, The Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery; Chief of Gynecology, St. Luke’s Health Network; Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Temple University School of Medicine, Allentown, PA, USA

Anthony Luciano, MD

Center for Fertility & Women’s Health, New Britain General Hospital, New Britain, CT, USA

Danielle Luciano, MD

Center for Fertility & Women’s Health, New Britain General Hospital, New Britain, CT, USA

Javier F. Magrina, MD

Department of Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Paul M. Magtibay, MD

Department of Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Ali Mahdavi, MD, FACOG

Aurora Gynecologic Oncology, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Andrea Mariani, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Jennifer Marks, MD

Fellow in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Roy Mashiach, MD

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel;
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

Liselotte Mettler, MD

Kiel School of Gynecological Endoscopy, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospitals Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Amin A. Milki, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Emilio Ruiz Morales

SOFAR S.p.A., Milan, Italy

Vadim V. Morozov, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Stephanie N. Morris, MD

Associate Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

John M. Morton, MD, MPH

Section Chief, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

R. Wendel Naumann, MD

Division of Gynecolgic Oncology, Blumenthal Cancer Center, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA

Camran Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS

Chair, AACF Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University; Fellowship Director, Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; Adjunct Clinical Professor of OB/GYN and Surgery, Stanford University; and Clinical Professor of OB/GYN, University of California at San Francisco, CA, USA

Ceana Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS

Fellowship Director, Atlanta Center for Special Minimally Invasive Surgery and Reproductive Medicine; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA

Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS

Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Gynecologic Robotics and Director, MISGR Fellowship Program, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA

Vicki S. Ng, MD

Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

John H. Nguyen, MD

Anesthesiologist, O’Connor Hospital, San Jose, CA , USA

Denis Nizovtsev

SOFAR S.p.A., Milan, Italy

Kutluk Oktay, MD

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology Medicine, Cell Biology & Anatomy, and Pathology; Director, Division of Reproductive Medicine & Infertility, and Institute for Fertility Preservation; Director, Laboratory of Molecular Reproduction and Fertility Preservation, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, New York Medical College and Reproductive Specialists of NY, Rye, NY, USA

Barbara J. Page

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA

Chandhu Paka, MD

Fellow in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Stanford, CA, USA

Resad Pasic, MD, PhD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA

Tanja Pejovic, MD, PhD

Oregon Health & Science University, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Portland, OR, USA

Andrea Pezzella, MD, FACOG

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Carolina, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, West Columbia, SC, USA

Jean Picquet, MD, PhD

Professor of Vascular Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Angers, Angers, France

George A. Pistofidis, MD, MB, FRCOG (UK)

Director of Gynecological Endoscopy, White Cross Hospital, Athens, Greece

Stefano Pomati

SOFAR S.p.A., Milan, Italy

Nalini Raju, MD, MPH

Department of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA

Katharina Rall, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tübingen University Hospital, Tübingen, Germany

Pedro T. Ramirez, MD

Professor, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgical Research and Education, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Mahmood K. Razavi, MD

Heart and Vascular Center, St Joseph Vascular Institute, Orange, CA, USA

Harry Reich, MD, LRCPSI, LM, FACOG

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons, Shavertown, PA; Wilkes Barre General Hospital, Wilkes Barre, PA; Former Director, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Naghmeh Saberi, MD

Obstetrician/Gynecologist; UC Irvine Healthcare, Orange, CA, USA

Cristina M. Saiz, MD, FACOG

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Fellow, St Luke’s Hospital & Health Network, Allentown, PA, USA

Erica Schipper, MD

Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Center for Special Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford, CA, USA

Ajit Shah, PhD

Past Executive Director, Advanced Technology Division, SRI International; Past Director, Medical Technology Laboratory, SRI International; Technology Co-Founder and Founding Advisor, Intuitive Surgical; Managing Director, Ariva Partners; Advisor, College of Engineering, UC Berkeley; Advisor, MTM program, School of Medicine, UC San Francisco; Vice Chairman, Veran Medical; Chairman, Renew Medical, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Babac Shahmohamady, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

Osama Shawki, MD

Department of Gynecology, Cairo University, Al Ebtesema Hospital, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt

Matthew T. Siedhoff, MD MSCR

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Yukio Sonoda, MD, FACOG, FACS

Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

Serene S. Srouji, MD

Associate Director of Robotic Surgery, Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Michael Stark, MD

The New European Surgical Academy (NESA), Berlin, Germany

John F. Steege, MD

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Kevin J. E. Stepp, MD

Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA

Jason Sternchos, MD

Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA

Elizabeth A. Stewart, MD

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic and Medical School, Rochester, MN, USA

Radha Syed, MD, FACOG

Attending Physician in Private Practice, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, USA

Toni R. Sylvester, MD, FACOG

Clinical Fellow, Division of Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Pedro P. Tanaka, MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Elif Aylin Taskin, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Salih Taskin, MD

Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Maureen M. Tedesco, MD

Minimally Invasive Surgeon, The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser, Santa Clara; Clinical Instructor, Stanford University

Thomas Touissant, MD

Atlanta Center for Special Pelvic Surgery and Reproductive Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

Togas Tulandi, MD, MHCM

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Cihat Unlu, MD

Professor, Acıbadem University, Bakirkoy Acibadem Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul, Turkey

Rafael F. Valle, MD

Professor Emeritus in Obstetrics and Gynecology- Gynecologic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA

Alberto Vázquez, MD

Gynecologist, Department de Gynécologie et Obstétrique, Hôpital Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France

George A. Vilos, MD

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada;
Infertility Research Chair Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Amr H. Wahba, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cairo University, Egypt

Diethelm Wallwiener, MD

Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tübingen University Hospital, Tübingen, Germany

Arnaud Wattiez, MD

Professor, Department de Gynécologie et Obstétrique, Hôpital Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France

Lori Weinberg, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Kelly Wright, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Unit, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA, USA

Jyoti Yadav, MD

Harvard Medical School, Harvard, MA, USA

Gazi Yildirim, MD

Associate Professor, Yeditepe University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Istanbul, Turkey

Michael V. Zaretsky, MD

Associate Professor, Department of OB/GYN, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Christopher Zarins, MD

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Fulvio Zullo, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

Errico Zupi, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rome ‘Tor Vargata’, Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Rome, Italy

Robert K. Zurawin, MD

Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA




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