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Dr. Mark Hoffman
Dr. Mark Hoffman is a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at the University of Kentucky.
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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Mark Hoffman
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this week’s episode, host Dr. Mark Hoffman discusses quality and safety in OBGYN and medicine as a whole with Dr. Komal Bajaj, a professor of OBGYN at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, reproductive geneticist and Chief Quality Officer at NYC Health and Hospitals/Jacobi in North Central Bronx. In addition, Dr. Bajaj is the clinical director of the NYC Health Simulation Center.
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.
Dr. Cholkeri trained in minimally invasive gynecology surgery (MIGS) during the early years of the field’s establishment. She provides an overview of her involvement in starting a MIGS fellowship, becoming faculty for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), working with industry partners to develop products, and serving as a consultant for medical device companies.
In this episode, Dr. Jessica Branham, a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist affiliated with Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center invites listeners to learn about practicing OB/GYN in a rural setting. As a Kentucky native who was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, Dr. Branham shares her personal experiences and the challenges that she has faced caring for a population that often requires the most medical attention, yet has the least access to resources.
In this episode, Dr. Cara King, the Fellowship Director for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic and a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy for Surgical Coaching, discusses the topic of surgical coaching and its benefits for physicians, trainees, and learners.
Articles Featuring Dr. Mark Hoffman
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.
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.
Dr. Ted Lee, an OBGYN specializing in MIGS, underscores the challenges and barriers within the process of diagnosing endometriosis, a condition often mired in years of misdiagnosis. Dr. Lee brings to light the complex interplay of patient perceptions, medical biases, and technological advancements in establishing an endometriosis diagnosis.
The microbiome comprises all organisms outside of human cells, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, that can both sustain health and contribute to disease. Dr. Ian Fields, a urogynecologist, discusses the complexities of the human microbiome with a focus on clinical applications and the wide-ranging impact on human health.
Urogynecologist Dr. Ian Fields highlights the human microbiome and how it plays a dynamic and multifaceted role in gynecological disorders. A new perspective on the vaginal microbiome is presented, challenging the common misconception that all bacteria signify infection and emphasizing the delicacy of balance in this area.
Opportunistic salpingectomy is the surgical removal of the fimbriated ends of the fallopian tubes to prevent development of ovarian cancer. The salpingectomy surgery is designed to be performed when an OBGYN physician is already present in the operating room, such as a C-section or cyst removal in patients who have completed childbearing.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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