EFA’s Sixth Annual Medical Conference: Ending Endometriosis Starts at the Beginning
Visual diagnosis of endometriosis using fluorescence imaging + ICG Dye (Firefly)
Aileen Caceres, MD
Welcome Dr. Caceres from the Florida Hospital Celebration Health.
Aileen Caceres, MD: Thank you very much that was a great keynote. I wanted to start my discussion with an anecdote of why, now that I have a couple of minutes to spare, why I was aspired to actually proceed with considering the visual diagnosis of endometriosis with Firefly. That really came from patients that were referred to our practice who had had multiple laparoscopies and never really had a diagnosis. Here I was struggling with these patients and trying to help them understand their chronic pelvic pain without truly having had a diagnosis of endometriosis. This is how things got started on this.
With no further ado; no disclosures for myself.
As we know, endometriosis is a common condition that affects most reproductive age women and we know that it affects approximately one in 20. We see this in the center, especially where we have a large referral basis, especially from our reproductive endocrinologists and also from our primary care…
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