ASRM Today Bonus: (Re-Broadcast) Surgical Legends Episode Six – Camran Nezhat Part 2 of 2
Mar 23, 2023
Origin: ASRM Today Podcast
Listen now to the second episode of a two-part interview where Dr. Steven Lindheim chats with Dr. Camran Nezhat, a pioneer of video surgery, which continues to replace old techniques for open surgery and laparotomy.
Join ASRM Today for a special 14-episode bonus series about surgical legends, "On the Shoulders of Giants: Perspectives in Minimally Invasive Reproductive Surgery". Crafted by the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, each episode will be an in-depth interview with a distinguished pioneer of reproductive surgery. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy what we think are valuable lessons about our history, sparking innovation, and newer applications of reproductive surgery.
Camran Nezhat M.D., FACOG, FACS, is a minimally invasive and robotic surgeon specializing in treating endometriosis. Dr. Nezhat is recipient of AMA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award for meritorious service in the science and art of medicine for the year 2020. Dr. Nezhat was chosen by the AMA as an exceptional innovator and trailblazer whose significant contributions have revolutionized modern day surgery. "[Dr. Nezhat] is aptly named, 'the father of modern operative laparoscopy'. He is best known for inventing video-assisted endoscopy and was the first to perform groundbreaking advances in minimally invasive surgical procedures that have helped millions of patients around the globe." said 2020 AMA President Susan R. Bailey M.D.
Camran Nezhat, M.D. has been called the father of modern-day surgery for inventing and pioneering video-assisted endoscopic surgery, which to this day, continues to replace old techniques of open surgery. His developments have revolutionized surgery and gradually replaced laparotomy. He and his team were the first to perform many of the most advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures with and without robotic-arm assistance. Early on he advocated and proved that the majority of the open procedures of the time could be performed via video-laparoscopy. By doing so, he opened the door for surgeons all over the world to advance the field of minimally invasive surgery and help their patients. As the original proponent for minimally invasive surgery, he has declared that wherever in the body a cavity exists or can be created minimally invasive surgery is possible and probably preferable. In the 1990’s he collaborated with robotic pioneers Ajit Shah and Phil Green on development of the daVinci Robot and has innovated many of its applications.
In 2014, Camran Nezhat in collaboration with SLS, started the first “Endometriosis Specialist” Subspecialty in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Fellowship, embracing a multidisciplinary approach. He is the Founder of Worldwide EndoMarch, a global grassroots movement with the mission of raising awareness about endometriosis and finding noninvasive diagnostic testing, and ultimately, prevention and treatment. More than sixty countries are involved in this movement. He is the recipient of many awards. He has been involved in research, teaching, innovating and philanthropic activities while in private practice throughout his professional life. His biggest love is to take care of his patients.
Videos of the Surgical Legends interviews will be available to SRS Members on the Society of Reproductive Surgeons website.