6th Annual Seminar on Minimally
Includes intensive, hands-on laparoscopic suturing and knot-tying workshops.
Lectures teach techniques for laparoscopic, robot-assisted, and vaginal hysterectomy, and minimally-invasive treatment of endometriosis, myoma, pelvic masses, and adhesions.
December 11-12, 2014
General Chair: Farr Nezhat, MD
Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, Becomes President of FMIGS Board
Society of Gynecologic Oncology Honors Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS
MIGS Division Director Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, was recently honored by the United States’ premier professional organization for gynecologic oncologists, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), for having pledged a donation to SGO’s Foundation for Gynecologic Oncology. This pledge makes Dr. Nezhat the newest member of the foundation’s Legacy Club.
Now Available: Nezhat’s Video-Assisted and Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy, 4th Edition
Once again, surgeons Camran, Farr, and Ceana Nezhat have produced a book that captures the best and latest in minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery techniques in a single volume. “Nezhat’s Video-Assisted and Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy” was released on July 15, 2013, and is now available through the publisher, Cambridge Medicine, as well as other sources. To see the scope of this work, check the attached Table of Contents. You may also read Chapter 1, “A history of modern video-assisted endoscopy,” by Barbara Page, MD, which outlines the development of minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery, lending a human perspective to this highly technical work, sharing the obstacles that had to be overcome to make laparoscopic surgery practical.
All rights reserved by Cambridge Medicine. This book is protected by copyright. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, including photocopying, or utilized by an information storage and retrieval system without written permission from the copyright owner.
Division of Minimally-Invasive Robotic and Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery
In the Division of Minimally-Invasive Robotic and Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS Division) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and Mount Sinai St. Luke's, we offer a wide range of minimally-invasive surgical treatments for gynecologic problems. These new treatments are as safe and effective as their traditional counterparts requiring a major incision, and come with a host of advantages: less scarring, shorter hospital stay and recovery time, and fewer potential complications.
MIGS Division Director Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, is a nationally and internationally-known innovator who has developed a host of minimally-invasive techniques. He is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist with a special focus on the treatment of cancer of the uterus, cervix, and ovary, as well as complex ovarian cysts. Dr. Nezhat is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and also, an adjunct professor at SUNY-Stony Brook School of Medicine. For years, he has directed a minimally-invasive surgery fellowship training program, helping young gynecologists to become specially qualified to perform the new techniques.
The associate physician-surgeons of the MIGS Team are experienced, board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists who have completed fellowship training in minimally-invasive surgery with Dr. Nezhat. In addition, up to three of the MIGS Fellows, all obstetrician-gynecologists, may be working with him and the associate surgeons at any time.
First Worldwide March to Stop Endometriosis Draws Crowds Around the Globe
On March 13, in major cities around the globe, the First Worldwide March to Stop Endometriosis brought women and men together to say with one voice, “We will not take it anymore; a cure must be found now.” Peaceful demonstrations occurred in dozens of international capitols, including Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, Kingston, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Oslo, Reykjavik, Rome, Stockholm, Valleta, and Washington, D.C., just to name a few. With an estimated 176 million women and girls throughout the world still living lives awash in anguish because of this devastating disorder, we believe that an internationally coordinated campaign is absolutely necessary to effect the changes that are needed to overturn the status quo. In addition to the broad goal of simply raising awareness, the Million Woman March for Endometriosis was to seek changes in four sectors of society:
- Government-funded Health-Related Organizations
- Department of Education, Health Screening in Public Schools
- Medical and Nursing School Educational Institutes
- Media coverage, education of the public
For more information or to get involved in the fight to find a cure, visitwww.millionwomanmarch2014.org. We are really looking forward to hopefully working with you today and in the future, so that, together, we can fight for meaningful change.
Until we meet again, thank you for considering joining this important cause. There is no doubt that endometriosis represents a global health crisis for women and girls, one that calls for an internationally-coordinated campaign to serve as a much-needed wake-up call to the world. Clearly, something has to change; something must be done to end this worldwide, centuries-long saga of institutional inertia. 4000 years is long enough; the time has come to end the empire of endometriosis.
Washington, DC, March 13. In front row, from left to right, Susan March, Spokesperson; Camran Nezhat, MD; Azzie Nezhat, MD; Ceana Nezhat, MD; and Farr Nezhat, MD. Photo credit: AudreyMichel Photography.
With very best wishes,
Dr. Camran Nezhat
Dr. Azzie Nezhat
Dr. Ceana Nezhat
Dr. Farr Nezhat
Sponsors, Million Woman March for Endometriosis©
Nezhat Brothers Shed New Light on Ancient Disease, Endometriosis
Endometriosis has affected women for millennia, its symptoms sometimes causing them to fall to the ground and writhe with pain. In this disease, tissue that is similar to uterine lining grows outside of the uterus, building up and then bleeding with every menstrual cycle. Besides extreme pain, endometriosis can cause infertility, entanglements among various abdominal organs, and many other problems. This perplexing illness can only be definitively diagnosed surgically. Because such approaches were not practical until relatively recently, doctors and scientists have alternately understood and misunderstood endometriosis over the course of history. While the ancient Greeks and Romans had an incomplete but generally-correct understanding of the disorder, that knowledge was lost in the Middle Ages, when suffering women were often blamed and labeled as witches, lascivious, hysterical, deranged, or possessed by demons. The long and fascinating story has just been captured by Gynecological Surgeons Camran, Farr, and Ceana Nezhat, in their 62-page article, “Endometriosis: ancient disease, ancient treatments,” published online in Fertility and Sterility on November 1, and available in the journal’s print edition in December. Research for this work took Camran Nezhat, MD, and his brothers five years, including visits to major medical libraries throughout the US, perusal of newly-digitized medical literature from Google Books, and tracing of the historical record outside of medicine to arts and culture.
A Priest Healing a Possessed Woman, Artist Pierre Boaistuau, 1566. Courtesy U.S. National Library of Medicine
Download the PDF to read the full article: Endometriosis Ancient Disease Ancient Treatments (pdf)