Endometriosis: The role of imaging, the strength of a multidisciplinary team, and educating patients as well as physicians, with Nancy Petersen

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Dr. Cara King (@drcaraking) hosts endometriosis patient advocate and educator Nancy Petersen, (@nancynursez637) retired RN who developed with David Redwine, MD, the first endometriosis excision treatment program in the United States. Nancy has spoken on the topic of endometriosis across the nation and currently serves as a mentor to women with the disease through Nancy’s Nook, a Facebook resource for endometriosis education, discussion, and support.

They discuss:

  • Are residents exposed enough to endometriosis education?
  • Targeting MIGS programs
  • The role of imaging in identifying endometriosis and preop planning
  • The importance of patients having high-volume surgeons
  • The strength of a multidisciplinary team
  • Nancy’s knowledge gathering in the disease state
  • Nancy’s Nook educates patients with endometriosis to advocate for themselves
  • How Nancy selects surgeons to be on their recommended list
  • Pregnancy before or after surgery?
  • Contacting physicians that you’ve visited in the past with no cure
  • Nancy’s one piece of advice to physicians who treat endometriosis
  • Multispecialty treatment centers

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This podcast is developed in collaboration with the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

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Podcast Participants

Cara R. King, DO, MS, is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Section of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS). She is the Director of Benign Gynecologic Surgery and Associate Program Director of the MIGS Fellowship. She also has a Masters Degree in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS), and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Surgical education remains a priority, and her research interests are focused within competency-based medical education and simulation-based assessments. Dr. King has spent time in Chad, Africa, as a volunteer surgeon. Follow Dr. King on Twitter: @drcaraking