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Dr. Amy Park on the BackTable OBGYN Podcast

Dr. Amy Park

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Dr. Amy Park is the Section Head of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, and a co-host of the BackTable OBGYN Podcast.

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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Amy Park

Episode #45

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This episode of BackTable OBGYN features Dr. Matt Reeves, a seasoned OBGYN and CEO/Founder of the DuPont Clinic, and host Dr. Amy Park as they discuss the use of Rh immune globulin (RhoGAM) in pregnancy.

RhoGAM is traditionally administered to Rh- women at 28 weeks gestation, within 72 hours of birth, and frequently after an abortion in order to prevent Rhesus alloimmunization in future pregnancies. However, with recent data showing negligible Rh- blood cell exposure in early pregnancy terminations, the need for RhoGAM in such cases is being questioned. Additionally, considering the scarcity of RhoGAM and the reality of smaller family sizes globally, the importance of RhoGAM in Rh alloimmunization prevention might not be as significant as previously thought. However, limited evidence and ingrained medical practices may cause the transition to be slow.

Episode #41

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In this episode of BackTable OBGYN, Dr. Mark Hoffman is joined by Dr. Sarah Rassier, a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon and Director of the Fibroid Clinic at Mayo Clinic, to discuss the multiple treatment modalities of fibroids with a focus on laparoscopic myomectomy.

Drs. Hoffman and Rassier discuss the various factors they consider when deciding on the most suitable approach for a myomectomy. Specifically, they touch on pre-surgical patient optimization, the use of laparoscopic techniques in surgery, and the significance of efficient incision planning and closure. Dr. Rassier also highlights the practice of using preventative measures, such as iron infusions and Lupron, in certain patients to manage fibroids before surgical intervention. The conversation wraps up with a discussion about how future developments could potentially revolutionize fibroid management.

Episode #39

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In this episode of the BackTable OBGYN Podcast, Dr. Princess Urbina shares her experiences with medical mission trips to underserved areas in the Philippines, where she was born, and the logistical challenges and rewards that come with this work. She also emphasizes the importance of providing sustainable healthcare solutions that empower local healthcare providers and meet the long-term needs of the community. The discussion further explores how these trips shape her perspective towards healthcare delivery.

Episode #38

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In this episode, hosts Dr. Mark Hoffman and Dr. Amy Park invite Dr. Jocelyn Fitzgerald to discuss the relationships among chronic inflammatory pelvic diseases, focusing on painful bladder syndrome / interstitial cystitis (IC) and endometriosis. Dr. Fitzgerald is a urogynecologist at Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

Episode #37

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This week on BackTable OBGYN, Drs. Mark Hoffman and Amy Park are joined by Dr. Barbara Levy to discuss the latest advancements in endometrial ablation using cryotherapy. Dr. Levy, a professor at George Washington University and a volunteer at the University of California San Diego OBGYN and reproductive sciences department, has dedicated her career to gynecological advancements.

Episode #36

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In this episode, host Dr. Amy Park interviews co-host Dr. Mark Hoffman about laparoscopic hysterectomies.

Episode #35

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In this episode, hosts Dr. Mark Hoffman and Dr. Amy Park have an in-depth discussion on the topic of vaginal hysterectomy. Amy, who handles a substantial caseload of vaginal hysterectomies, takes the lead in this conversation as she walks through the procedure and its intricacies. In Mark's practice as a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) surgeon, he typically deals with cases involving candidates for laparoscopic hysterectomies, while many vaginal hysterectomy cases are referred to urogynecologists.

Episode #34

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In this episode, hosts Dr. Mark Hoffman and Dr. Amy Park invite Dr. Linda Bradley to discuss advanced hysteroscopy. Linda is a professor of OB/GYN and Reproductive Biology at Cleveland Clinic as well as the Director of Center for Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids, and Hysteroscopic Services.

Episode #28

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In this episode, Dr. Amy Park invites Ingrid Harm-Ernandes, a pelvic floor physical therapist and co-director and mentor for Duke University's Women's Health Physical Therapy residency program, to shed light on the advantages of pelvic floor physical therapy for various types of conditions and patients.

Episode #26

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In this episode, Drs. Mark Hoffman and Amy Park invite Dr. Isabel Green, fellowship director of MIGS at Mayo Clinic, to speak about persistent pain in endometriosis patients.

Episode #25

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In this episode, Drs. Mark Hoffman and Amy Park invite Dr. Brett Einerson to speak about the diagnosis and management of placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorders.

Episode #24

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In this episode, Drs. Mark Hoffman and Amy Park invite Drs. Rebecca Stone and Kara Long Roche to speak about opportunistic salpingectomy to prevent ovarian cancer, specifically serous carcinoma.

Episode #23

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In this episode, Drs. Mark Hoffman and Amy Park invite Dr. Susan Khalil, a board-certified OB/GYN and fellowship-trained Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon at Mount Sinai in New York, to speak about the topic of second victim and fostering resilience in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Episode #22

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In this episode, Dr. Leslie Appiah, who is fellowship-trained in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and is the Director of the Fertility Preservation Program at the University of Colorado, discusses oncofertility and fertility preservation.

Episode #21

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In this episode, Dr. Camille Clare, the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, joins Drs. Mark Hoffman and Amy Park to discuss social determinants of health in the field of OB/GYN.

Episode #20

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In this episode, Dr. Elliot Richards, a true physician-scientist and Director of Research in the Department of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Cleveland Clinic, shares about his experience and studies regarding uterine transplant.

Episode #17

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In this episode, Dr. Veronica Lerner joins Drs. Amy Park and Mark Hoffman at the mic to shed light on simulation in gynecologic surgery.

Episode #13

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In this episode, Drs. Maya Hammoud and Helen Morgan of the University of Michigan join Drs. Amy Park and Mark Hoffman to discuss the OB/GYN residency application process.

Episode #12

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In this episode, Drs. Amy Park and Mark Hoffman welcome Dr. Angela Chaudhari, Chief of Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, to share her experience promoting a culture of physician wellness as the Director of the P2P Network for Physician Peer Support.

Episode #7

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On this episode, Dr. Mathew Leonardi of McMaster University Medical Centre joins Drs. Park and Hoffman at the mic to discuss his experience with advanced ultrasound for endometriosis.

Episode #6

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In this episode, Dr. Kelly Wright of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles joins Drs. Park and Hoffman to discuss sustainability in surgery.

Episode #3

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In this cross-specialty episode of BackTable OBGYN, Dr. Amy Park chats with Dr. Jose Silva, a board certified urologist and co-host of BackTable Urology, about the workup, counseling, and management of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Episode #2

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On this episode of BackTable OBGYN, we introduce our co-host Dr. Amy Park, the Section Head of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. She and Dr. Mark Hoffman raise awareness about the importance of surgeon ergonomics in preventing work-related musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and optimizing career longevity.

Articles Featuring Dr. Amy Park

Transcervical Fibroid Ablation: Advancements in Uterine Fibroid Treatment

There is a growing need for safer and more accessible treatment options for uterine fibroids, giving rise to the use of radiofrequency and transcervical fibroid ablation. Doctors Barbara Levy, Mark Hoffman, and Amy Park present these procedures as potential alternatives to hysterectomies due to increased safety and efficiency.

Endometrial Cryoablation with Cerene: Focus on Patient Experience

Many women continue to seek alternatives to traditionally used hysterectomies or IUDs as methods to control abnormal heavy menstrual bleeding. Endometrial ablation, specifically cryoablation with Cerene, is a valuable option. From clinical counseling to the procedural process to long-term implications, doctors Barbara Levy, Mark Hoffman, and Amy Park walk through the advancing world of endometrial ablation.

Interstitial Cystitis & Endometriosis: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Interstitial cystitis and endometriosis involve central sensitization pathways and require multidisciplinary treatment approaches. Learn more about the mechanism and management for these often comorbid pathologies.

Interstitial Cystitis: Etiology, Diagnosis & Treatment

Interstitial cystitis is hypothesized to be a result of high levels of pelvic neuroinflammation caused by a combination of infection, endometriosis, immune dysfunction and hormonal factors. Learn more about etiology, diagnosis, and treatment for interstitial cystitis.

The Evolution of Endometrial Ablation: From YAG Lasers to Cerene Cryoablation

Through technological advancements, randomized clinical trials, and increased global accessibility, endometrial ablations have greatly decreased the reliance on hysterectomies in controlling abnormal bleeding in women.

Vaginal Hysterectomy: Patient Candidacy & Anatomical Considerations

The vaginal hysterectomy was considered the first “minimally invasive” hysterectomy surgery. Learn more about candidacy considerations, patient positioning techniques, and the shifting trends between vaginal and laparoscopic hysterectomy techniques.

In-Office Hysteroscopy Surgery: Tools, Techniques & Post-Op Care

Gynecologist Dr. Linda Bradley provides her approach to in-office hysteroscopy procedures, detailing scope selection in different clinical scenarios, pain management methods, navigation techniques, and hysteroscopy post op care.

Defining Success in Hysteroscopy Procedures

Hysteroscopy has both diagnostic and therapeutic roles in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Hysteroscopy expert Dr. Linda Bradley explains the many clinical applications of hysteroscopy and how operators can expand their hysteroscopy skills.

The Evolution of Hysteroscopy: Past, Present & Future

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon Dr. Linda Bradley reflects on the evolution of hysteroscopy, highlighting its shift from traditional D&C procedures to minimally invasive techniques.

Endometriosis Unraveled: Defining, Diagnosing & Treating

Endometriosis, a complex and multifaceted condition, presents challenges in its definition, diagnosis, and treatment, requiring a detailed understanding of its manifestations and patient-specific approaches. Learn more about the intricacies in diagnosing and defining endometriosis, the urgency for precise diagnostics, and the need for an individualized treatment approach.

Endometriosis Treatment: Surgical Decisions, Adjunctive Therapies & Social Determinants

Effective endometriosis treatment requires providers to navigate surgical decisions, personalized care, adjunctive therapies, and the impact of social determinants. Learn more about the intricacies of different surgical options, the role of adjunctive therapies in pain management, and the impact of social factors in diagnosis, progression, and individualized treatment of endometriosis.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse & Stress Urinary Incontinence: Surgery vs Conservative Management

Pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence can be managed with both conservative treatment and surgical procedures. Learn more about how to approach shared decision making with patients and tailoring management to the individual.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Practice: Awareness, Assessment & Anatomy

Pelvic floor physical therapy focuses on rehabilitating the muscles in the pelvic floor after an injury or dysfunction. Learn more from pelvic floor physical therapist Ingrid Harm-Ernandes.

Improving Access to Pelvic Floor PT

Pelvic floor PT is more than just targeted exercises; it's a multifaceted and interdisciplinary practice that can significantly impact patient recovery. The lack of immediate access to pelvic PT, resulting in long wait times, reveals an essential area of need in patient care.

The Greater Impact of Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS) on Quality of Life

Successfully treating placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) requires a multidisciplinary approach, the regionalization of care and a focus on psychological and physiological well being postpartum.

Placenta Accreta Spectrum Best Practices in Diagnosis, Treatment & Risk Management

Placenta accreta spectrum disorder occurs when the placenta attaches to a cesarean scar, requiring diagnosis and diligent treatment throughout pregnancy. Learn more!

Opportunistic Salpingectomy as a Preemptive Treatment for High-Risk Ovarian Cancer

Opportunistic Salpingectomy is the surgical removal of the fallopian tubes in tandem with another abdominal surgery, which can be done for high-risk ovarian cancer patients. Learn the pros and cons!

Opportunistic Salpingectomy Surgery: A Technical Guide

Opportunistic salpingectomy is the surgical removal of the fimbriated ends of the fallopian tubes to prevent development of ovarian cancer. This salpingectomy guide also covers ICD-10 & CPT codes.

Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation: Procedure and Reversal

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation is a groundbreaking technique in oncofertility, providing hope for patients at high risk of infertility. Learn more about the intricate process of extraction and processing of ovarian tissue, the surgical considerations involved in reintroducing the preserved tissue, and the questions around accessibility and expansion of these procedures to institutions with limited resources.

Fertility Preservation in Oncology: Techniques & Advancements

When cancer care can negatively affect fertility, fertility preservation techniques include egg freezing, sperm banking, ovarian tissue cryopreservation, and the promising investigational method of testicular tissue freezing. Learn more about the evolving landscape of oncofertility, the challenges faced, and the future directions in this comprehensive exploration of fertility preservation in the face of cancer therapies.

Oncofertility in Practice: Overcoming Awareness and Accessibility Barriers

Oncofertility, a multidisciplinary field dedicated to preserving fertility in cancer patients, is emerging as a critical consideration in comprehensive cancer care. Learn more about the challenges and advancements in awareness and accessibility, patient counseling strategies, and the evolving system solutions shaping the field.

A team preparing for a uterine transplant

Navigating the intricacies of uterine transplantation necessitates an in-depth comprehension of donor selection, surgical techniques, and the unique aspects of immunosuppression in this field. Learn more about the evolving surgical strategies, the significance of securing blood flow, and the tailored application of immunosuppression.

Uterus Transplant Cost, Candidacy, & Screening Process

Uterus transplants provide a dynamic and unique solution to infertility for many patients. Learn more about the history, candidacy considerations, costs, and screening processes for these revolutionary transplants.

An advanced ultrasound showing cysts from endometriosis

Setting up and implementing an advanced gynecology ultrasound practice for endometriosis & adenomyosis can increase efficiency, patient satisfaction, & positive outcomes. Learn more!

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RhoGAM’s Role in Pregnancy: Facts & Controversies with Dr. Matt Reeves on the BackTable OBGYN Podcast)
Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Tips & Tricks with Dr. Sarah Cohen Rassier on the BackTable OBGYN Podcast)
Sustainable Global Healthcare Missions with Dr. Princess Urbina on the BackTable OBGYN Podcast)
Painful Bladder Syndrome with Dr. Jocelyn Fitzgerald on the BackTable OBGYN Podcast)
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Tips & Tricks with Dr. Mark Hoffman and Dr. Amy Park on the BackTable OBGYN Podcast)
In-Depth: Endometrial Ablation with Dr. Barbara Levy on the BackTable OBGYN Podcast)

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