Endometriosis - The How & Why and Recent Advances in Treatment with Dr Nezhat


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Endometriosis is a disease where cells of internal lining of the uterus starts to grow outside the uterus, mainly on organs in the pelvis, causing a maze of symptoms including not only pelvic pain, infertility, and severe menstrual cramps but many more. It affects more than 170 M women worldwide, and it affects every woman differently. Unfortunately, many women remain undiagnosed, or, are diagnosed late due to lack of understanding of the symptoms. Despite this, there is lack of research funding for diagnosis, cause, & treatments of Endometriosis, making women's options limited. March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and the 5th Worldwide Endometriosis March took place on 24th March 2018, in 60+ countries this year, to gain attention of health policy makers and congressional representatives. In honor, we are talking to eminent endometriosis specialists, and the founders of Worldwide Endometriosis March and Endometriosis Day, Dr. Camran Nezhat and Dr. Azadeh Nezhat, all about Endometriosis and the latest advances in its diagnosis, treatment and management. Dr Camran Nezhat has been called the Father of modern-day surgery for pioneering the field of video-assisted endoscopy. He is considered as one of the best Endometriosis specialists in California. Author of several books and recipient of numerous awards, he has been involved in research, teaching, innovating and philanthropic activities throughout life. Dr Azadeh Nezhat is co-director of Center for Special Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery and performs surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center, in Palo Alto, California. Her special interest is myoma of the uterus and effects of endometriosis in young girls.

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