Melanie Marin - Moving from “it is all in your head” to early surgical intervention

Melanie Marin - Moving from “it is all in your head” to early surgical intervention

EFA’s Sixth Annual Medical Conference: Ending Endometriosis Starts at the Beginning

Moving from “it is all in your head” to early surgical intervention

Melanie Marin, MD

 

I would like to start by saying that I am a clinician and a surgeon. For the past 18 years I have just been seeing patients and doing surgery. I do not do research and generally do not give talks but Dr. Harry Reich who taught me in the operating room 20 years ago asked me to speak and I am never going to say no to him. So here I am. He taught me back then to evaluate endometriosis with a rectal exam, find every little piece, know where it is, do it again during surgery. He taught me to make three little tiny incisions. He taught me to operate with both hands. I still use scissors to take everything out with cutting current so there is no spread. Here I am and I owe him thanks again because he invited me to this conference and it has been such a great experience.

 

I submitted this as the title of my talk (It’s not in your Head) and when I got…

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