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Expert in Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Laparoscopy, Office surgery

Expert ID: 726955 Georgia, USA

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Expert has pioneered many minimally invasive approaches to gynecologic surgical procedures in his region of Georgia. Having performed thousands of gynecologic surgical procedures, he has a broad range of expertise in laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, and vaginal approaches to gynecologic surgery. He was the first in the state of Georgia to successfully develop a safe and effective truly outpatient technique for vaginal and total laparoscopic hysterectomy. He was also the first in his area to introduce office surgical procedures such as endometrial ablation, Essure® sterilization, and office hysteroscopy. He has instructed other gynecologists in these techniques. In addition, he is one of only a handful of gynecologic surgeons nationally to document the feasibility of outpatient hysterectomy and presented this data at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the premier organization in the field of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. He is also among an elite group of gynecologists who are providers of the Interstim® sacral modulation therapy for female bladder dysfunction. In addition, he is recognized as one of the few members of the One Kilo Club, as well as the Society of Elite Laparoscopic Surgeons. He worked with Conceptus, Hologic, American Medical Systems, Covidien, Gyrus, and Boston Scientific

Expert has successfully performed over three thousand deliveries, and has extensive experience in operative deliveries as well as normal deliveries. He also has worked collaboratively with certified nurse midwives for over 20 years. He has been chairman of the Ob/Gyn department at his hospital for many years, and chairs the Perinatal Risk Management Initiative for a three state division (Tristar Division) of the Hospital Corporation of America, which is the nation's largest hospital corporation. He is especially experienced in the management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, in no small part due to his training at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals' Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Expert has successfully performed thousands of circumcisions using the Mogen clamp and has instructed other physicians in this technique. The Mogen method remains the ideal circumcision due to its simplicity, short procedure time, no associated bleeding, and vanishingly low complication rate. It provides for the fastest healing, no special care needed post-procedure, and best cosmetic result.

Expert has broad experience in office based gynecology, with over 20 years experience in managing abnormal Pap smears and HPV disease. He was the first in his area to adopt liquid-based cytologic screening for cervical cancer. His knowledge of infertility is broad, and he has performed IUI, superovulation, and tubal reconstructive surgery as well as ovarian drilling/diathermy for drug-resistant PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). He is one of the few surgeons nationally who has extensive experience in laparoscopic excision of endometriosis. Having performed gynecologic and pelvic ultrasound for over 20 years, he was one of the first in the state to routinely perform saline sonohysterography to change the paradigm of evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding to minimize painful procedures such as endometrial biopsies. He was the first in his area to offer Gardasil® vaccination to protect against Human Papilloma Virus.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Athens, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia - Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: University of Miami School of Medicine
Year: 1981 Degree: A.B. Subject: Biochemistry Institution: Dartmouth College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: He serves as chief executive officer

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), Medical Association of Georgia (MAG), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
Licenses / Certifications
Professional Appointments
Chief of Staff, Cartersville Medical Center
Medical / Professional
Emory University Affiliated Hospitals
Publications and Patents Summary
Developmental Biology 97 (2): 494-499 (Jun 1983); Preparation of plasma membranes from fertilized sea urchin eggs.
Expert H.D. Jr., Decker SJ, Kinsey WH

Journal of Biological Chemistry 259 (8): 5333-5338 (Apr 25 1984)
Fertilization results in increased tyrosine phosphorylation of egg proteins.
Expert H.D. Jr, Eisenman EA, Kinsey WH

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Expert was born in Argentina and has been fluent in Spanish ever since. He has a large Hispanic patient population and uses it daily.

Fields of Expertise

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