The Promotion of Robotic Gynecologic Surgery by US Hospitals: Are Our Patients Being Misled?

The Promotion of Robotic Gynecologic Surgery by Hospitals: Are Our Patients Being Misled?. Medscape. Oct 12, 2012. Hello. I’m Andrew Kaunitz, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida. Today I’d like to discuss the promotion of robotic gynecologic surgery by…

Management of deeply infiltrating endometriosis involving the rectum

Our new paper just published on this topic. Management of deeply infiltrating endometriosis involving the rectum. CE Koh, K Juszczyk, MJ Cooper, and MJ Solomon Dis Colon Rectum, September 1, 2012; 55(9): 925-31.   BACKGROUND: Rectal endometriosis can cause debilitating symptoms. Rectal resection in this setting has been shown to improve symptoms; however, there remain…

Why Synarel and Zoladex after excisional surgery for endometriosis is usually a bad idea: The “Mortein” treatment.

Synarel and Zoladex are similar agents both acting at the level of the brain to suppress ovarian function and thus elicit a menopausal type status.  The resulting low oestrogenic state does have some temporary benefits in relation to the suppression of endometriosis.  The problem however is that for many people the menopausal type symptoms are…