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Bowel Endometriosis 4 Ways - Society of Robotic Surgery 2020 Meeting
Endometriosis of the bowel is relatively rare, but can be common in a medical practice focused on advanced endometriosis such as ours. This video demonstrates 4 different techniques for resection of bowel endometriosis - shave procedure, sutured disc excision, stapled disc excision, and segmental resection with end to end reanastamosis. Depending on clinical characteristics, any one of these techniques may be used for resection of endometriosis of the bowel. Dr. Fogelson offers consultative and surgical services through Northwest Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery in Portland, OR. Call 503-715-1377 for consultation.
Dissection of Rectovaginal Endometriosis with Linear Stapled Nodulectomy of Multifocal Bowel Disease
This video demonstrates technique for mobilizing the rectum off of the vagina in stage IV endometriosis with obliterated cul-de-sac, resection of vaginal endometriosis, dissection of rectal wall endometriosis, and the use of a GIA stapler to perform a linear nodulectomy of the anterior rectal and sigmoid wall. This video is directed primarily to other surgeons, but may be of interest to other parties interested in the disease state. For clinical consultation with Dr Fogelson, call Northwest Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery in Portland, OR at 503-715-1377
Robotic Hysterectomy in Uterine Didelphys
This video demonstrates technique for removal of a uterine didelphys, or "double uterus". Uterine didelphys is a condition where a woman is born with two uteruses rather than one. In the normal process of embryogenesis, two halves of the reproductive and urinary tracts fuse in the center to form complete organs. When this fusion fails, mullerian defects occur. Uterine didelphys is a complete failure of fusion, resulting in two complete uteri, each with its own cervix. In some cases there can also be a septum in the vagina, leading to a double vagina as well. This particular didelphys shows complete failure of central fusion, with very widely spaced uteri. Hysterectomy in this condition requires an expert understanding of pelvic anatomy, as many of the typical landmarks one would use in laparoscopic hysterectomy are distorted. We also have to modify the way we use the uterine manipulator, as there are two cervices instead of one. This particular patient was experiencing uterine pain with her menstrual cycle that was not responsive to medical therapy, necessitating hysterectomy. She came to Dr Fogelson and NWEPS because of our reputation in surgical excellence particularly in complex cases. For clinical consultation, please call us at 503-715-1377.
Liver Mobilization for Diaphragm Surgery - AAGL 2020
This video is a demonstration of technique required for mobilization of the right diaphragm to allow access for severe diaphragm endometriosis surgery. This surgery is directed towards surgeons perfoming these types of surgeries, with significant technical explanation, though it may be of interest to patients with diaphragmatic endometriosis as well. Submitted for review for the AAGL 2020 Meeting, November 2020. Dr. Fogelson is a gynecologic surgeon in practice at Northwest Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery in Portland, OR. We offer high level care for all types of endometriosis, including severe cases involving bowel, diaphragm, thoracic cavity, and abdominal wall disease. Please call 503-715-1377 for clinical consultation.