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As a gynecologic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, I like to emphasize a thorough evaluation of patient concerns in the office, prior to proceeding with treatment. Frequently this includes an in-office pelvic ultrasound or sonogram, performed by myself, which helps provide the proper information to offer only the appropriate, safe and effective treatment alternatives to patients. One of my special interests is alternatives to hysterectomy in particular. Cleveland Clinic Florida also recently established a Fibroid Center, allowing us to offer all forms of treatment for fibroids, including both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. I believe in and enjoy patient education, allowing all patients to participate in their own treatment decisions.
alternatives to hysterectomy, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, operative hysteroscopy
Innovations & Patents
Invented and investigated a test called Contrast Infusion Sonogram. The data has been published, and this test has been in use as a confirmation test for Essure here at Cleveland Clinic since 2006, and in several other facilities around the country. In addition, I have been active in developing a protocol for Essure confirmation with utlrasound only.
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