If you’re like many of us, you have been pulling your hair out trying to find a good doctor who truly understands the complex disease of Endometriosis. It takes the average woman 10 years to get diagnosed because the disease is so misunderstood – even by doctors, Gynecologists, and health care professionals. Many of us have had that ‘bad surgery’ with a doctor who had no business cutting you open, only to tell you something like ‘you are inoperable’. We can’t stress enough the importance of finding a good Gynecologist experienced as a Laparoscopic Excision Surgeon.
You’ve probably tried to find an Endometriosis Specialist – most likely, without much luck. That’s because, in my experience, that classification of doctor doesn’t seem to exist. In fact, if you’ve heard a doctor call him/herself an Endometriosis Specialist, be careful, chances are they are not. There are few Endo specialists in the U.S. and from what I have seen, these doctors are referred to as Laparoscopic Excision Surgeons (as opposed to Endometriosis Specialist). After all, Endometriosis is only one condition that Gynecologists perform surgery for.
Let’s face it, there are a lot of resources out there to treat the symptoms of Endometriosis; medication, surgery, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, physical therapy, etc. But unless you have a trusted doctor specifically for your Endometriosis, you will end up spinning your wheels and ripping your hair out – which only adds to the emotional aspect. I can’t stress enough the importance of a good, No, GREAT doctor who is skilled in laparoscopic excision surgery. The success of surgery relies entirely on the skill of the surgeon.
How to find a specialist Published by Endometriosis.org: By Lone Hummelshoj and Ros Wood
Endometriosis Specialists Worldwide: Provided by Endopaedia
USA Doctors for Laparscopic Excision Surgery for Endometriosis:
- Dr. Ken Sinervo at the Center for Endometriosis Care in Atlanta, GA (Dr. Albee has retired) www.centerforendo.com
- Dr. Tamer Seckin at Park East Gynecology and Surgery located in New York, NY (Co-founder of Endo Foundation) www.drseckin.com
- Dr. Andrew Cook at Vital Health Institute in Los Gatos, CA (Does Pelvic Messenger video blogs) www.vitalhealth.com
- Dr. Camran Nezhat at Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Palo Alto, CA www.nezhat.org
- Dr. Ceana Nezhat at Nezhat Medical Center in Atlanta, GA www.nezhat.com
- Dr. Charles Koh at Reproductive Surgery Center in Milwaukee, WI www.reproductivecenter.com
- Dr. John Dulemba at The Womens Centre near Dallas, TX www.womenscentre.net
- Dr. Thomas Lyons at Center for Women’s Care & Reproductive Surgery in Atlanta, GA www.thomasllyons.com (possibly retired)
- Dr. Cindy Mosbrucker at Franciscan Women’s Health Associates (at St. Anthony) in Gig Harbor, WA www.fransiscanhealth.com
- Dr. Masahide Kanayama at the New York Endometriosis Center in New York, NY www.gynecosurgery.com
- Dr. David Olive at Wisconsin Fertility Institute in Madison, WI www.wisconsinfertility.com
- Dr. Martin Robbins at Advanced Women’s Health Care in Scarborough, ME www.advancedwomenshealthcare.us
- Dr. Patrick Yeung Jr., at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St, Louis, MO www.obgyn.slu.edu
- Dr. C.Y. Liu at NYC Women’s Robotic and Minimally Invasive Gynecology in New York, NY www.gyndr.com
- Dr. Frank Tu at North Shore Medical Group in Chicago, IL www.northshore.org
Retired Laparoscopic Excision Surgeons:
- Dr. Harry Reich out of Scranton, PA www.adlap.com (Pioneer in the industry, first laparoscopic hysterectomy)
- Dr. Robert Albee out of GA has retired. (see Dr. Sinervo at Center for Endo Care)
- Dr. David Redwine out of OR has retired. See Endopaedia in our ‘Websites & Info’ section and see ‘Endometriosis Specialist Worldwide’ in our ‘Find a Doctor’ section!
*The doctors listed are only meant for guidance for you to do further research. Not all doctors are right for everyone and reputations can change over time. Always be your own advocate!