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Expert in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Endometriosis

Expert ID: 726464 Pennsylvania, USA

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ExpertReich has 30 years of experience doing advanced laparoscopic surgery. From 1983 on, he has rarely resorted to an open laparotomy operation. He is known worldwide as a pioneer in the field of laparoscopic surgery. His special interest and expertise include total laparoscopic hysterectomy for the large uterus, excision of rectovaginal endometriosis, adhesion surgery, and prevention and management of laparoscopic complications. He has recieved several prestigious awards for his extraordinary contributions to laparoscopy from the SLS and is the first non-European honorary member of the European Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy.

Expert performed a number of “firsts”, including laparoscopic electrosurgical oophorectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic lymphadenectomy in women (for ovarian c/a) and men (for prostate c/a), laparoscopic rectal resection (for excision of full thickness rectal endometriosis), laparoscopic hysterectomy for cancer, fetoscopic umbilical cord ligation (for an acardiac twin at 19 weeks gestation), fetal surgery (1st fetoscopic umbilical cord ligation of an acardiac twin at 19 weeks gestation), and abscess surgery (1976). His career achievements include laparoscopic techniques for the treatment of tubo - ovarian and pelvic abscess (acute and chronic), laparoscopic excision of ovarian endometriomas, laparoscopic techniques to treat extensive pelvic adhesions including hydrosalpinx, developing aquadissection (underwater laparoscopy), laparoscopic techniques to treat partial and complete cul-de-sac obliteration, beginning 16 year consecutive series of ectopic pregnancies treated by laparoscopy, laparoscopic techniques for tubal ligation reversal, using impermeable sac for intact removal of ovarian neoplasms, circular stapler excision of full thickness rectal endometriosis without opening the rectum, and total radical hysterectomy for cervical.

He is familiar with tubal pregnancy (salpingotomy), bipolar electrosurgery, pelvic adhesions including hydrosalpinx treatment, hemorrhagic complications of laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic oophorectomy for serous borderline tumors, laparoscopic hemostasis, lymphadenectomy, cul-de-sac dissection, cul-de-sac obliteration secondary to retrocervical deep fibrotic endometriosis treatment, tuboovarian abscess, suturing technique, laparoscopic excision of dermoid cysts without spill, dermoid cysts intact, ureteral dissection, operative laparoscopy, laparoscopic repair of incidental bowel perforation in LASERS, suture techniques for laparoscopic extirpative surgery, rectocele repair, suture techniques for laparoscopic extirpative surgery, and Pelvic Sidewall Dissection (which was an award winning video presentation).

Currently, Expert operates internationally at workshops. He has been a guest surgeon 105 times, 69 of the times being international experiences where such as performing the first laparoscopic hysterectomy in Australia in 1990 and other countries such as Germany, Russia, Japan, Italy, and many more.

He was instrumental in the development of the EndoGIA atapler by US Surgical in 1988

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Scranton, Pennsylvania - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Newark, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Clifton, New Jersey

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1970 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to 2009 Employer: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons Title: President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1976 to 2009 Employer: Self employed Title: Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1991 to 2008 Country / Region: Russia Summary: He introduced laparoscopic surgery to USSR and has been chairman of their annual course for 18 years.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Fellow, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Fellow, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), American Society of Reproductive Medicine (American Fertility Society), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy, International Federation of Gynaecologic Endoscopists, Falloppius International Society, Association of Planned Parenthood Professionals, Medical Committee, Planned Parenthood Professionals, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, International Society for Photoscopy, Maternal and Child Health Task Force, Community Cancer Corporation, American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, Pennsylvania Oncologic Society, International Society for Advancement of Humanistic Studies in Medicine
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed in PA and NY
Professional Appointments
Former director of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at a major Medical Center, Past president of ISGE and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Awards / Recognition
Honorary Chairman of AAGL annual meeting 2006
Medical / Professional
Internship in general surgery at Queens Medical Center, completed in 1971, Residency in general surgery at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital completed in 1972, and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Hospital for Women, completed in 1975, Clinical Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School, 1975 and Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Hershey Medical Center, 1975.

Publications and Patents Summary
Author of 4 textbooks about laparoscopic surgery and over a hundred other publications including 80 peer review articles.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Approximately 20 cases as expert equally divided between plaintiff and defendent.
Training / Seminars
Has been major faculty at over 500 course and seminars and meetings.
Has done over 100 surgical exhibitions in many countries.
Vendor Selection
Have worked with many companies in the development of new instrumentation.
Marketing Experience
Have worked with many companies in the development of new instrumentation.

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