Anesthesiologists have only been incorporating ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia into their practice for about 10 years. Using ultrasound allows clinicians to visualize their needle and target structures with confidence, while also avoiding structures in the needle’s path, potentially decreasing complications.
Pelvic floor disorders lead to hundreds of thousands of surgical interventions on female patients in the USA each year. An estimated 30% of these cases require re-operations.
Dr. Gavin Quigley is a prominent consultant neurosurgeon based at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where his team provide care for 1.8 million people. Dr. Quigley has previously worked as an advisor for HIQA (Health Information and Quality Assessment) in the Republic of Ireland and for NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) in the UK, and was appointed as a Consultant Neurosurgeon to the National Neurosurgical Unit in Dublin, Ireland in 2006. He returned to Northern Ireland in 2009, taking up his current position at The Royal Victoria Hospital.
Dr. Robert Martin is a professor of surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, and the division director of surgical oncology. His background is in surgical oncology, with additional training in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery. Most of his practice today is spent treating patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer. His management of this disease always includes the use of ultrasound.
Dr. David Carnovale is the medical director for fertility specialty care at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, and infertility, with a specialization in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. One of the procedures he performs regularly is myomectomy, the preferred fibroid treatment for women who are trying to become pregnant.
Dr. Kare Fugleholm is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Rigshopitalet in Copenhagen, whose department of neurosurgery is among the largest neurosurgical departments in Europe covering all aspects of brain surgery and peripheral nerve surgery.
From the “Suggested Guidelines for Musculoskeletal Sonography” chapter in our musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging guide: “Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging” by Dr. Randy Moore.
We recently spoke with Dr. Omer Karim about his urology surgery practice. Dr. Karim is a consultant urologic surgeon in the UK at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough. He also works privately at the Wellington Hospital in London and has specialized in robotic surgery for the last 10 years.
Dr. Ernest Zeringue, Infertility Specialist and founder of the California IVF Fertility Center, offers his opinions on the effect that an IVF patient’s age has on her chances of getting pregnant. He then discusses three different egg and embryo donation options available for his patients
Topics: Reproductive Medicine
The birth rate among American women aged 35 and up has risen steadily over the last four decades as women choose to postpone pregnancy in order to pursue education and careers (1). However, women in that age group face biological obstacles to becoming pregnant, and many turn to in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments to help them conceive.
Topics: Reproductive Medicine