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Decoding Isthmocele: Causes and Considerations

with Dr. Chuck Miller

In this episode of BackTable OBGYN, renowned reproductive endocrinologist and minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon Dr. Charles (Chuck) Miller delves into the topic of isthmoceles, a common yet often overlooked complication of C-sections, and shares his best practices for repair.

Dr. Miller shares his extensive experience in diagnosing and treating isthmoceles, discussing various surgical techniques including hysteroscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted resection. He emphasizes the importance of an aggressive surgical approach for achieving higher success rates in terms of future fertility and resolving symptoms such as abnormal bleeding. Moreover, Dr. Miller highlights the need for standardized treatment protocols and reflects on the mentorship, the ongoing journey of learning and adapting in medicine, and the noble profession of healthcare. The episode offers insightful perspectives on a lesser-known gynecologic issue, underscores the value of experience and mentorship in medicine, and advocates for concerted efforts toward establishing best practices in surgical procedures.

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Podcast Contributors

Dr. Chuck Miller discusses Decoding Isthmocele: Causes and Considerations on the BackTable 50 Podcast

Dr. Chuck Miller

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Miller is the president and founder of the Advanced IVF Institute and the Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute in Naperville, Illinois.

Dr. Amy Park discusses Decoding Isthmocele: Causes and Considerations on the BackTable 50 Podcast

Dr. Amy Park

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.

Dr. Mark Hoffman discusses Decoding Isthmocele: Causes and Considerations on the BackTable 50 Podcast

Dr. Mark Hoffman

Dr. Mark Hoffman is a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon at the University of Kentucky.

Show Notes

00:00 - Introduction
07:18 - Defining Isthmocele and the History of Isthmocele
10:00 - The Diagnosis of Isthmocele and Its Impact on Fertility
19:31 - Exploring Surgical Techniques for Isthmocele Repair
27:54 - Understanding Hysteroscopic Resection
30:12 - Addressing C-Section Ectopics and Isthmocele Repairs
36:46 - Adapting the Surgical Approach to Different Patient Scenarios
39:35 - Postoperative Complications and Safety Measures
40:55 - The Future of Isthmocele: Surgical Standardization
50:51 - Closing Thoughts and Acknowledgements

Resources

Ban Y, Shen J, Wang X, Zhang T, Lu X, Qu W, Hao Y, Mao Z, Li S, Tao G, Wang F, Zhao Y, Zhang X, Zhang Y, Zhang G, Cui B. Cesarean Scar Ectopic Pregnancy Clinical Classification System With Recommended Surgical Strategy. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 May 1;141(5):927-936. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000005113. Epub 2023 Apr 5. PMID: 37023450; PMCID: PMC10108840.

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