CAMRAN NEZHAT, MD, FACOG, FACS,
Camran Nezhat, M.D. has been called the father of modern-day operative laparoscopy for pioneering the technique of operating off the video monitor and video-assisted endoscopy, which revolutionized surgery;1-8 and for performing some of the most advanced surgical procedures laparoscopically for the first time.1-53 By doing so, he opened the path and the landscape for surgeons all over the world to help their patient.1-53 He also advocated 5,9 and proved that the majority of the procedures that at the time were performed by open surgery can be converted to minimally invasive ones.1-53 Early on he declared that wherever in the body a cavity exists or can be created minimally invasive surgery is possible and probably preferable, the limiting factor is skill and experience of the surgeon and availability of proper instrumentations.5,9
Camran Nezhat, M.D. collaborated with robotic pioneers, Ajit Shah and Phil Green, in the 1990’s, for the development of the da Vinci Robot46 and reported its many uses.10, 44-49
Following his pioneering techniques of video assisted endoscopy; some of the procedures Camran Nezhat, M.D. and his collaborators have been credited with performing for the first time in surgical history include:
- Laparoscopic treatment of extensive endometriosis involving multiple organs 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 4-9, 12, 24-32
- Radical hysterectomy with paraaortic and pelvic node dissection 1989, 90, 91, 92 9,12-14
- Operative laparoscopy during advanced pregnancy 1990, 1991 15
- Management of ovarian remnant 1991, 1992 17
- Sacral colpopexy 1992, 1994 9,18
- Laparoscopic-assisted myomectomy 1994 19
- Laparoscopic repair of vesico vaginal fistulas 1994 20
- Vaginal cuff dehiscence following laparoscopic hysterectomy 1995, 1996 21
- Laparoscopic debulking for advanced ovarian cancer 1996 22
- Laparoscopic repair of Cesarean section defect (Niche, Ishmocele, Diverticulum repair.) 2003 23
- Laparoscopic removal of dermoid cyst 1989 11
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