Question & Answer Session

Question & Answer Session

Introducing session two, “Love, Sex, Happiness & Endometriosis,” international microsurgery pioneer Victor Gomel, MD spoke of the urgent necessity for comprehensive disease education and understanding within the medical community.  Dr. Gomel emphasized that a surgeon treating endometriosis must have the appropriate knowledge and interest in this field coupled with the willingness to follow a patient, in order to truly evaluate the effectiveness of her care. In his landmark session three presentation, Asteroid Detection, HOX Genes & Endometriosis, Dr. David Redwine reiterated the enigmatic nature of the disease - endometriosis is positionally static, following a pattern as it develops, rather than simply spreading at random; in tandem with this, aggressive excision has been demonstrated clearly to be the best option for satisfactory patient outcome. In concurrence with Dr. Redwine’s lecture, world-renowned surgeon Harry Reich, MD emphasized that medical treatment “never works, though it is looked at favorably by the health care industry due to costs.”  Dr. Reich reiterated the message that excision surgery is essential to fighting against this disease.