Atlanta Gynecologic Surgeon Performs Poland’s First CO2 Laser Laparoscopic Endometriosis Surgery

Michael Randell MD, an Atlanta Gynecologic Surgeon, recently visited Warsaw, Poland and performed the Country's first laparoscopic endometriosis surgery using the Lumenis FiberLase CO2 laser and AcuPulse laser system.
WARSAW, Poland - March 15, 2014 - PRLog -- During a recent trip to Warsaw, Poland Atlanta Gynecological Surgeon, Dr. Michael Randell, performed Poland’s first CO2 laser laparoscopic endometriosis surgery.  Dr. Randell, along with Dr. Maciej Pliszkiewicz of St. Sophia Specialist Hospital in Warsaw, operated on a patient who had Stage III endometriosis.  The surgery was broadcast to a conference room at the Hospital where several surgeons from the area, who earlier in the morning listened to Dr. Randell present a lecture on laparoscopic and robotic surgery, watched Dr. Randell perform the operation.

In a minimally invasive procedure, Dr. Randell successfully removed endometriosis that was found on various structures in the patient’s abdomen and pelvis, including her bladder, ovaries, and diaphragm.  In addition, the patient had ovarian cysts containing endometriosis and pelvic adhesions.  At the end of the case, all visible endometriosis was gone.  The cysts and adhesions were removed as well.

"I was able to exam the patient the day before surgery shortly after arriving into Warsaw.  The patient complained of pelvic pain, a common symptom of endometriosis,” said Dr. Randell. “Now that she has had successful surgery to remove the endometriosis, I am confident that she will feel a lot better.”

Endometriosis is a very common disorder which may be associated with severe abdominal and/or pelvic pain.  It may also be the cause of unexplained infertility.  It is caused by the growth of abnormal endometrial-like tissue outside of the uterine cavity.  It occurs in up to 10% of all women worldwide and up to 50% of women presenting with pelvic pain.  Approximately 50,000 ablation and excision procedures of endometriosis are performed annually in the U.S.— many more cases are performed worldwide.

During the surgery, Dr. Randell used the Lumenis FiberLase CO2 laser and AcuPulse laser system.  “When it comes to delicate laparoscopic endometriosis surgery where preservation of fertility is desired, optimal thermal control and precision are required for the best tissue management.  With three different power mode settings available on the Lumenis laser, I have exceptional control over cutting, ablation, and obtaining adequate hemostasis with the least amount of disturbance to adjacent tissue.  I can target just the tissue I want to remove,” said Dr. Randell.

Clinical evidence exists that CO2 laser surgery is associated with low incidence of post operative pain and recurrence of disease as well as low complication rates.  The FiberLase family of CO2 fibers is ideal for gynecological surgery because it provides unmatched energy transmittance.  This durable fiber features a renewable tip, as well as a red aiming beam, bringing CO2 fiber technology directly into the abdominal and pelvic cavity surgery site.  In addition, the flexibility of the laser fiber allows for better access to various anatomic areas.

Dr. Randell is a leading gynecologic surgeon on the Medical Staff at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.  Each year he performs more robotic gynecologic surgery for benign conditions, like endometriosis and fibroids, than any other surgeon at the Hospital.

"I am honored to have been invited to travel to Europe to operate at St. Sophia Specialist Hospital in Warsaw.  It was an incredible opportunity to work with Dr. Pliszkiewicz and the rest of the surgical team.  I enjoyed showing them the techniques I employ every week in my operating room at Northside Hospital,” said Dr. Randell.  “I will remember this experience for a very long time.”

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About Michael D. Randell, MD

Michael D. Randell, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Atlanta, Georgia. He is on the Medical Staff of Northside Hospital. His private office is located in Sandy Springs, next to Northside Hospital. Dr. Randell is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is an expert in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. With over twenty years of experience, he trains other surgeons on the use of the daVinci robot and lectures across the world on many topics in women’s healthcare.

His practice, OBGYN Atlanta, provides comprehensive women's health care. He takes care of patients needing high risk obstetrical care and advanced gynecological surgical care, including robotic surgery.

Appointments can be made by calling 404.250.4443.

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