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  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic hysterectomy - total abdominal hysterectomy
    uterus Hysterectomy is an irreversible procedure after which a woman is no longer able to become pregnant or have a period There are many indications for performing a hysterectomy These include Leiomyomas fibroid tumors that are rapidly enlarging and or causing symptoms such as pelvic pain pressure constipation urinary frequency heaviness and bloating or heavy or irregular bleeding Uterine prolapse when the uterus is protruding low into the vagina causing infections pressure or pain Endometriosis Adenomyosis Ovarian cervical or uterine cancer click on Gynecologic Oncology for more info Given that hysterectomy is a final permanent and definitive treatment it should be performed in patients who have not responded to more conservative surgery or medical treatment with hormones and other medicine Drs Nezhat have extensive experience in laparoscopic removal of the uterus In fact laparoscopic removal of the uterus and lymph nodes close to the aorta was pioneered by Drs Nezhat They resort to a hysterectomy as the last treatment option focusing their efforts first on infertility treatments and restoration Our centers offer state of the art consultation to tailor the treatment based on the individual medical condition and needs of our patients Our experience in the field of minimally invasive surgery offers our patients the benefits of definitive treatment of hysterectomy coupled with a short hospital stay fast recovery and extremely minimal scarring The procedure is performed in most circumstances on an outpatient basis with usually less than 24 hours hospital stay compared to a typical three day stay after an open abdominal approach Recovery is faster approximately 1 2 weeks compared to that of traditional abdominal surgery 4 6 weeks Our experience in the field of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery has left thousands of our patients symptom free and healthy for more than two decades Please email us at

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  • Laparoscopic hysteroscopy - hysteroscopy procedure
    Physicians Fellowship Program What is a Hysteroscopy Laparoscopic Hysteroscopy Hysteroscopy is the most commonly performed procedure for diagnosing and treating abnormal uterine bleeding or abnormally heavy periods These disorders can be caused by a hormonal imbalance or by benign growths such as fibroid tumors or polyps Hysteroscopy can also be used to diagnose and treat infertility caused by blockages or adhesions near the openings of the fallopian tubes as well as other fallopian tube disorders abnormally painful periods post menopausal bleeding irregular or unusually light periods uterine anomalies including a septum a dividing wall or partition recurrent miscarriages pelvic pain and removal of intrauterine devices IUDs Please email us at if you would like to receive additional medical articles about Hysteroscopy procedure This email address is protected from spam turn on Javascript New Patient Returning Patient Just have a few questions We are here to help We always welcome new or returning patients If you d like to make an appointment or just have a few questions we welcome your calls emails Twitters or Facebook messages Our office and phone lines are open from 8 30 am to 5 00 pm Monday through Friday For new patients prior to your

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  • Tubal reversal surgery California, female sterilization reversal, tubaligation reversal procedure
    in which the previously tied or blocked fallopian tubes are repaired and restored to be functional and open This means that women again have the chance to conceive naturally every month In our center the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and with minimally invasive surgery Our patients may return home the same day and resume regular activities within a week compared to two or more days of hospital stay and four to six weeks of recovery after conventional open abdominal surgery Factors that influence success include age coexisting infertility factors as well as length and degree of previously damaged fallopian tubes Around 70 of carefully selected patients may become pregnant within one year after the procedure Please email us at if you would like to receive additional medical articles about Tubal Reversal This email address is protected from spam turn on Javascript New Patient Returning Patient Just have a few questions We are here to help We always welcome new or returning patients If you d like to make an appointment or just have a few questions we welcome your calls emails Twitters or Facebook messages Our office and phone lines are open from 8 30 am to

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  • Breast Cancer - Gynecologic Malignancies
    at all of the available studies on breast cancer screening and came out with official recommendations in August of 2011 The following were their recommendations which were endorsed by the American Cancer Society Woman should begin self breast exams at age 20 years and look for any changes or lumps that may arise Women ages 20 39 should have clinical breast exams by a physician every 1 3 yrs Women age 40 yrs or older should have annual clinical breast exams Also at age 40 women should begin yearly mammography exams If the woman has a first degree relative who has had breast cancer she should start screening tests 10 years prior to the age of diagnosis of her relative Breast cancer is made through tissue diagnosis of a breast biopsy If there is a suspicious lesion seen on mammogram your doctor will refer you to a breast surgeon who can biopsy the lesion Risk Factors Family History genetics BRCA1 2 gene positive older age caucasian race having no children late onset of menopause or early onset of menstruation history of benign breast disease smoking obesity radiation therapy A woman who had radiation therapy to the chest including the breasts before age 30 is at an increased risk of developing breast cancer throughout her life diffuse and indeterminate breast microcalcifications or dense breasts lobular carcinoma in situ Preventive mastectomy is sometimes considered for a woman with lobular carcinoma in situ a condition that increases the risk of developing breast cancer in either breast Prevention Protective factors for breast cancer include Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer may consider preventive mastectomy as a way of decreasing their risk of this disease Preventive mastectomy also called prophylactic or risk reducing mastectomy is the surgical removal of one or both breasts depending on what your doctor recommends it may or may not involve the removal of the nipples It is done to prevent or reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who are at high risk of developing the disease Existing data suggest that preventive mastectomy may significantly reduce by about 90 percent the chance of developing breast cancer in moderate and high risk women Like all surgical procedures of this nature it s important to talk with a doctor about the risk of developing breast cancer the surgical procedure and its potential complications and alternatives to surgery Treatment Treatment is surgical and varies depending on the stage of breast cancer Earlier staged breast cancer can often be surgically resected without further treatment For more advanced stages radiation and chemotherapy may also be given Contrary to popular beliefs gynecological cancers can be treated minimally invasively The removal of gynecological cancers previously required a large incision along the entire length of the abdomen laparotomy often hip bone to hip bone These painful surgical methods of yesteryear often led to serious life threatening complications that often caused more injury and mortality than the cancer itself However Drs Camran and Farr

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  • Patient downloads - Pre Operative & Post Operative Documents
    Robotic Surgery Urinary Incontenence Pelvic Floor Prolapse Ovarian Remnant Syndrome Uterine Artery Embolization Hysterectomy Hysteroscopy Tubal Reversal Gynecological Malignancies For Our Patients Welcome Letter Patient Forms Center Locations FAQs About Contact About News Awards Books Articles Reference Library Testimonials Physicians Physicians Fellowship Program Patient Forms NEW PATIENT FORMS Welcome Letter Patient History Form Medical Records Release Form FAQs PATIENT DOWNLOADS Hotel List for Out of Town Patients Medical Records Release Form Endometriosis Dietary Guidelines Post Coital Instructions Baking Soda Douche PRE OPERATIVE POST OPERATIVE DOCUMENTS Pre Operative Instructions Recovery Information Post Operative Care New Patient Returning Patient Just have a few questions We are here to help We always welcome new or returning patients If you d like to make an appointment or just have a few questions we welcome your calls emails Twitters or Facebook messages Our office and phone lines are open from 8 30 am to 5 00 pm Monday through Friday For new patients prior to your appointment you are welcome to download complete the Patient History Form located in the Patient Forms section Specialties ALL SPECIALTIES Endometriosis Infertility Fibroids Leiomyomas Ovarian Cysts Pelvic Pain Laparoscopic Surgery Robotic Surgery Urinary Incontinence Pelvic Floor Prolapse Ovarian Remnant

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  • FAQs about Surgery, Endometriosis, Laparoscopy, Excision of Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids
    Testimonials Physicians Physicians Fellowship Program Information for Patients FAQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Surgery FAQs Endometriosis FAQs Uterine Fibroids FAQs Diaphragmatic Endometriosis Article Thoracic Endometriosis and Catamenial Pneumothorax Article Excision of Endometriosis Informational Article 11 2011 Excision of Endometriosis vs Vaporization 02 2012 LAPAROSCOPY MYTHS There are many misconceptions among doctors and patients concerning laparoscopy the most common of which are discussed HERE We have found our patients to be very interested in their own health and well being Online research has been an important part of the education of many women who come to see us so we try to offer all the information we can on disorders and how we treat them Please email us at for more information This email address is protected from spam turn on Javascript New Patient Returning Patient Just have a few questions We are here to help We always welcome new or returning patients If you d like to make an appointment or just have a few questions we welcome your calls emails Twitters or Facebook messages Our office and phone lines are open from 8 30 am to 5 00 pm Monday through Friday For new patients prior to your appointment you

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  • Doctor Camran Nezhat is the internationally renowned laparoscopic surgeon, scientist, and innovator , in Palo Alto, California
    breakthroughs that so drastically reduced surgical morbidity and mortality on such a global scale Dr Camran Nezhat s work has indirectly saved countless lives and profoundly improved millions of others In fact his innovations are one of the few true advances in medicine that our world has witnessed for generations Authorities such as the New England Journal of Medicine now recognize the advent these methods and techniques as a viable surgical discipline a change that is said to have revolutionized the practice of surgery just as antibiotics and anesthesia have changed the practice of medicine Medical Care of Uncompromised Excellence While Dr Camran Nezhat s uncanny surgical ability is considered the stuff of legends equally fabled is his commitment to providing medical care of uncompromised excellence the kind of service that lets you know for sure that someone actually cares and is actually listening And with his early childhood exposure to both Eastern and Western medical traditions Dr Camran Nezhat offers a truly unique approach to healing a synthesis of holistic principals with cutting edge minimally invasive techniques and technologies As for surgical experience to our knowledge no other living surgeon has performed as many minimally invasive surgeries for the treatment of endometriosis What Dr Camran Nezhat s colleagues are saying The acclaimed general surgeon Dr William Kelley observed that The single most important technological advancement for complex laparoscopic surgery would be the advent of video laparoscopy an innovation Kelley acknowledged had been introduced by Dr Camran Nezhat The internationally renowned gynecological surgeon Dr Yana Tadir noted that If there was a single factor that contributed to this increased interest in laparoscopic surgery it was undoubtedly the incorporation of video equipment as an integral part of the standard endoscopic set which was pioneered and promulgated by Dr Camran Nezhat Dr Mary Lake Polan Stanford s highly regarded chair of the department of OB GYN observed that Nezhat s contribution was and is almost unique He has developed such facility with the technique in the operating room that he serves as a mentor for other physicians challenging us to learn the new technique by showing us not only the art of the possible but the tremendous advantage minimal access surgery offers When you watch him operate you have to cast off the excuse This procedure can t be done using video laparoscopy Additional Background Camran Nezhat MD was recruited to Stanford in 1993 by Linda Meier and Ken Bloom Stanford s former Chair of the Board and CEO respectively Since then Dr Camran Nezhat has been practicing medicine and surgery in the San Francisco Bay Area By sharing his knowledge in minimally invasive and robotic surgery with different disciplines of surgery such as general gastrointestinal urology cardiothoracic neurosurgery oncology etc Stanford was transformed into a center now recognized as one of the leading surgical institutes in the country In the past he was also elected by his peers at Stanford to serve as Deputy Chair Department of OB GYN and also

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  • Dr. Camran Nezhat News - Center for Special Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery
    Viewpoint The Risks of Electric Uterine Morcellation Medical News Critics of Fibroid Removal Procedure Question Risks Advanced Diagnostics Proteomics The rapidly developing field of diagnostic technologies in reproductive medicine is one of our favorite subjects If you d like to learn more about these fascinating new developments save the date to attend their next Biomarker conference in Valencia Spain taking place April 10 13 2014 or just visit their website at http www comtecmed com biomarker 2014 ASRM TO SUPPORT THE ENDOMARCH 2014 ON THE MALL IN WASHINGTON D C Washington DC The American Society for Reproductive Medicine ASRM one of the nation s largest organizations dedicated to infertility reproductive medicine and biology announced today that it will co sponsor and support the Million Women March an internationally coordinated awareness campaign that will begin with a march at the Washington Mall and in dozens of international capitals on Thursday March 13 2014 Read more Landmark Strides in Laparoscopic Technologies Video to Robotics For more than a century the development of new optical and surgical tools from lighting systems to video and robotic technologies has been instrumental for thes advancement of laparoscopic surgery Read more 4th EDITION NEWLY PUBLISHED NEZHAT S VIDEO ASSISTED AND ROBOTIC ASSISTED LAPAROSCOPY AND HYSTEROSCOPY The practice of surgery has been revolutionized since the introduction of video assisted endoscopy Innovations particularly the use of video assisted and robotic assisted laparoscopy and hysteroscopy make this one of the most dynamic and technically demanding medical specialties The new edition of this authoritative textbook catalogs the full spectrum of laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures used in general gynecology gynecologic oncology and infertility surgery Read more American College of Surgeons History of Surgery American College of Surgeons acknowledges Dr Nezhat s work in its history of surgery article Read more Endometriosis sufferers long blamed A medical review of history dating back about 4 000 years has found evidence of women being subjected to torturous treatments involving leeches bloodletting hot douches being hung upside down and even accused of demonic possession and killed all for their inability to overcome intense pain in their pelvic area Read more Endometriosis surgery decisions Sunnyvale resident Rebecca Silberstein who was diagnosed with endometriosis shortly after Thanksgiving 2009 didn t have the more classic experience of struggling with pain for years before getting proper treatment Her symptoms came on suddenly and she quickly received care Read more Health Benefits Battling a shape shifter Health experts struggle to diagnose a painful enigmatic disease San Francisco Business Times by Chris Rauber Reporter Date Friday October 19 2012 3 00am PDT Read more Endometriosis ancient disease ancient treatment Summary of Dr Nezhats et al recent article about the history of endometriosis titled Endometriosis ancient disease ancient treatment published in the journal Fertility and Sterility Read more Dr Camran Nezhat advocating for stricter training standards to improve safety of robotic surgery May 03 2012 Hospitals boost robotic surgery but training lags Robotic Experts push for stricter training standards to boost surgical safety

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