Past Events

MIS Approach to Uterine Fibroids: A Minimalist Approach to an Enlarging Problem

Aired on 12.03.2012
MIS Approach to Uterine Fibroids: A Minimalist Approach to an Enlarging Problem CME

Join us for an interactive online symposium including live robotic and laparoscopic cases for management of myomas featuring Dr. Ceana Nazhat and colleagues. This course is unlike any other you have experienced in that you will be immersed in the learning event like never before.


This is an online live course that you will be able to interact with the faculty while they are perfomring live surgery as well as ask questions during top notch presentations from world leaders. Dr. Nezhat will lead the course which will focus on minimally invasive treatment of myomas using novel techniques.

Directors & Faculty


Ceana Nezhat, MD

Dr. Ceana Nezhat is the Medical Director of Training and Education at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA.  Ceana Nehat, MD is recognized as a leader in the field of minimally invasive surgery and has pioneered the development of many laparoscopic procedures in the disciplines of gynecology, urology, and general surgery in addition to being a leader and advocate for women’s health.  Dr. Nezhat’s innovative research and educational outreach has earned him prestigious honors and recognition from independent medical associations internationally.  He is a member of many distinguished societies, reviewer of several academic journals, and advisor to teaching organizations.  

Additional Faculty

Bernd Bojahr, MD, PhD

Klinik fur MIC Minimally Invasive Surgery, Berlin Germany

Linda Bradley, MD

Linda Bradley, MD is an internationally recognized gynecologic surgeon known for her expertise in diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, alternatives to hysterectomy, hysteroscopic sterilization and the evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding. She is a gynecologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and is Vice Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health Institute as well as the Director of The Fibroid and Menstrual Disorders Center and Director of Hysteroscopic Services. She was elected to the Board of Governors at the Cleveland Clinic, 2006–2010. Cleveland, Ohio

Rudi Campo, MD

Rudi Campo joined the Leuven Institute for Fertility & Embryology (LIFE) group in Belgium as a clinical director where he took the responsibility for the IVF lab & the ambulatory reproductive surgical in Genk, Belgium.

Antonio Gargiulo, MD

Dr. Antonio R. Gargiulo is the Medical Director of the Cente for Robotic Surgery of Brigham and Women's Health Care in Boston. He has remained on the full-time faculty at Harvard Medical School since graduation, as a member of the Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery and the Center for Assisted Reprodcution of Brigham and Women's Hospital. Boston, Massachusetts

Fabio Ghezzi, MD

Associate Professor Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Morfologiche. His clinical activity has focused mainly on gynecologic surgery with the performance of a vast number of major surgical operations in both areas of gynecology and obstetrics and major interest is the laparoscopic treatment of malignant diseases of the genital tract. Varese, Italy

Victor Gomel, MD

Dr. Gomel hold the rank of Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of British Columbia. He served as Chairperson of his Department for fifteen years, during which the Department was greatly expanded and attained international recognition. He is responsible for the introduction of laparoscopy in Canada; he was the first to demonstrate the efficacy of laparoscopic fertility-promoting procedures and other general gynecologic procedures using laparoscopic surgical access. He established an in vitro fertilization (IVF) program in Vancouver in 1981. Under his leadership this program was the first to achieve success, resulting in the birth of the first IVF baby in Canada. Vancouver, Canada

Keith Isaacson, MD

Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Grace Janik, MD

Dr. Janik is Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Director of IVF at the Reproductive Speciality Center, Site Director of the OB/GYN Residency, including the Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, and Endoscopy rotation at Columbia St. Mary's Hosptial through the Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ted Lee, MD

Dr. Ted Lee is the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at Magee Women's Hospital. He is also the Director for the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Charles Miller, MD

Charles E. Miller, MD, is an internationally renowned expert in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and the treatment of infertile couples. He is the President of the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE). Dr. Miller is the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL, as well as the Director of the AAGL/ASRM Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Lutheran General Hospital. The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute, Naperville, Illinois

Vadim Morozov, MD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Medicine School of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.

Cynthia Morton, PhD

Dr. Cynthia C. Morton is the William Lambert Richardson Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology & Pathology at Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD in Human Genetics from The Medical College of Virginia in 1982. She is board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in PhD Medical Genetrics, Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics.

Camran Nezhat, MD

Internationally renowned laparoscopic surgeon, scientist, and innovator at Stanford University Medical Center, in Palo Alto, California. He is also the Director of his own private practice at the Center for Special Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery in Palo Alto, California.

Farr Nezhat, MD

Farr R Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, is the departments Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Gynecologic Robotics, Director of the MISGR Fellowship Program, and a member of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. In addition, he is a professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Steve Palter, MD

Dr. Steven Palter is the Founder & Medical & Scientific Director of Gold Coast IVF. As a member of the Yale faculty, Dr. Palter was Clinical Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and the Founder and Director of many additional programs including the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship and the Tale Oncofertility Program. Dr. Palter founded and is the Program Director for the International Center of Excellence Program in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. Syosett, New York

William Parker, MD

Dr. William Parker has a private practice in Santa Monica, California and is a Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is former chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saint John's Hospital and Health Center and the former Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Santa Monica, California

Mark Perloe, MD

Medical Director of Georgia Reproductive Specialists He has served as consultant and a task force member to the Women's Initiative of the American International Health Association and was active in establishing the first approved endoscopy-training center in the former Soviet Union at the Russian National Institute of Women's Health. He also serves on the board of the Georgia GYN/OB Society and has served as an advisory board member for INCIID, and the Endometriosis Association. Atlanta, Georgia

Michael Pitter, MD

Dr. Pitter was born in Kingston, Jamaica completed his training in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and was a poineer in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery by performing the first laparoscopic myomectomy at the hospital. He holds appointments at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Newark, New Jersey

Mahmood Razavi, MD

Dr. Mahmood Razavi specializes in image-guided therapy for cancer and endovascular treatment of vascular diseases. Before becoming the Director of Clinical Trials and the Research Center at St. Joseph's Vascular Institute, he held faculty positions at UCLA and Stanford University. Dr. Razavi chairs the Interventions Committee for the ATTRACT Trial, determing the best treatment for patients with proximal DVT. Orange, California

Harry Reich, MD

Dr Reich is best known for pioneering Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) and the development of radical excisional laparoscopic techniques for the removal of extensive and deep endometriosis - pivotal moments in the development of gynaecological surgery. Private Practice, Member and Founder of Women's Surgery Group. He is also Founding member and President of Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

Fatih Sendag, MD

Professor, Ege University and School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Izmir, Turkey.

Kevin Stepp, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

Director, Advanced Surgical Specialties for Women, Chief, Urogynecology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, CMC-Mercy, Charlotte, NC

Eric Surrey, MD

Dr. Surrey is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist who completed his residency and fellowship training in the Department of OB-GYN at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining CCRM in 1999, Dr. Surrey was an Associate Clinical Professor of OB-GYN at UCLA and had been director of the Division of Reproductive Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Program at Century City Hospital in Los Angeles. Lone Tree, Colorado

Arnaud Wattiez, MD

Professor at the University of Strasbourg, where he is gynecological surgeon at the Hautepierre Hospital. Strasbourg, France

Rob Zurawin, MD

Dr. Robert Zurawin is an associate professor in the Division of Gynecology. Dr. Zurawin currently serves as the fellowship director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. College of Medicine, Houston, Texas


9:00 am - 9:05 am
9:05 am - 9:25 am
Genetic Studies of Predisposition to Uterine Fibroids
9:25 am - 9:55 am
LIVE Surgery with Panel Discussion
Hysteroscopic Resection of Myoma: Rudi Campo, MD

9:55 am - 10:35 am
LIVE Surgery with Panel Discussion
Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Charles Miller, MD

10:35 am - 11:05 am
11:05 am - 11:45 am
LIVE Surgery with Panel Discussion
Robotic Myomectomy: Michael Pitter, MD

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Mini-Laparoscopic Total Hysterectomy: Fabio Ghezzi, MD

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
LIVE Surgery with Panel Discussion
Laparoscopic and Robotic Supracervical Hysterectomy for Myoma: Bernd Bojahr, MD

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Panel Discussion
UAE in Reproductive Aged Women: Mahmood Razavi, MD

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm
Iatrogenic Myomas: A new class of myomas?
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Topics Covered

Genetic Studies of predisposition to uterine fibroids

Hysteroscopic resection of myoma

Laparoscopic and Robotic Myomectomy

Laparoscopic and Robotic Hysterectomy for Myoma

UAE in reporoductive aged women

Iatrogenic myomas