EFA’s Sixth Annual Medical Conference: Ending Endometriosis Starts at the Beginning
Should endometriosis surgery have its own credentialing?
Harry Reich, MD
I am very happy to see so many people still here. It is a beautiful day out I heard. But at least it is warmer here. It was pretty cold this morning. I was going to talk about credentialing but then I realized what it would do if I had to abide by credentialing all my life. I certainly would not be here.
Honestly, the AAGL has asked me to try to figure out a way to credential endometriosis surgeons. I feel the simplest way to do it would be to review videos of how surgeons take apart the rectovaginal septum when the rectum is stuck to the vagina. A simple technique no matter what the modality you use, whether it is sharp scissors, laser or robotic surgery. I think our women out there our patients deserve to know that there are doctors who do this work instead of doctors who just look in and zap a couple of little areas and say that they treated the patient.
Now having said that I will say that…
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