Horace Roman, MD, PhD
Professor, Surgeon, Endometriosis Center, Clinique Tivoli-Ducos, Bordeaux, France
Professor Roman focuses on minimally invasive surgical management of endometriosis. He received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from Pierre and Marie Curie University of Paris, and he accomplished a fellowship in the Department of Paediatric Epidemiology of Charleston, SC, USA.
Horace Roman is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy. He is involved on the boards of the World Endometriosis Society, the European Endometriosis League, the French Society of Pelvic and Gynecological Surgery, as well of the J Minim Invasive Gynecol.
Horace Roman has authored more than 300 scientific abstracts and original articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Fertil Steril, Am J Obstet Gynecol, Hum Reprod, and J Minim Invasive Gynecol, and has given numerous lectures or has performed live surgeries during numerous international meetings. He performed the ENDORE randomized trial comparing conservative and radical surgery in deep endometriosis infiltrating the rectum and is carrying out the MESUERE randomized trial comparing medical and surgical management of rectal endometriosis. Endometriosis represents 100% of his daily practice and clinical research. Horace Roman has managed more than 850 patients presenting with deep endometriosis infiltrating the digestive tract, 200 with endometriosis of urinary tract and 52 with endometriosis of sacral roots and sciatic nerves. He privileges conservative procedures in deep endometriosis of the rectum and performed more than 230 disc excisions, among which 83 using an original procedure on low rectum (the Rouen technique). His approach to ovarian endometriomas in women wishing to conceive is based on the ablation of the inner surface of the cyst using the plasma energy, with the aim of preserving ovarian parenchyma and ovarian reserve.