Ken R. Sinervo, MD, MSc, FRCSC, AAGL, ACGE, Medical Director
Robert B. Albee, Jr., MD, FACOG, AAGL, ACGE, CEC Founder
Wendy Winer, RN, BSN, CNOR, Dir. of Research & Tech Development
Nick Kongoasa, MD, MB, BCh., Fellow
Contact: Heather Guidone, CWC, Surgical Program Director
The Center for Endometriosis Care/Kenny R. Sinervo, MD, FRCSC, LLC is committed to creating a legacy of education and training in minimally invasive surgery for the next generation of providers. To that end, our faculty has developed a strong training program for the expert excision of endometriosis and advanced minimally invasive surgery, offering qualified gynecologists an opportunity to participate in a unique, in-depth preceptorship.
Through a comprehensive didactic approach, CEC fellows engage in extensive clinical hands-on exposure under the tutelage of world-class surgeons specializing in the advanced laparoscopic excision of endometriosis. The intimate and dedicated nature of our program is highly effective, designed to facilitate expansion of surgical abilities in a complex specialty utilizing the C02 laser as an advanced tool, while promoting development of expertise in the assessment, knowledge and treatment of women and girls with endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain pathologies.
Surgeries range from total laparoscopic excision of highly complex, deeply fibrotic endometriosis including urogenital/colorectal involvement and retroperitoneal dissection, to myomectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, adhesiolysis, tubo-ovarian procedures and far beyond. Clinical time will be spent under the tutelage of world-class surgeons with exposure to corresponding disciplines e.g. gastroenterology, urology, hospital and OR staff.
The camaraderie and novel training environment permits the CEC to develop surgical leaders and future teachers in endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain gynepathologies, while facilitating enhancement and refinement of advanced Laparoendoscopic skills for those qualified. Ultimately, this improves the standard of care for women and girls with endometriosis and pelvic pain from every region of the world.
Minimum requirements to receive CEC credentialing:
- Board certified by the American College of OB/GYN (ACOG)
- Demonstrated skill at MIGS/advanced laparoscopy
- Certified by AAGL or Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy or an equivalent/appropriate accreditation organization
- Understand and agree with the science behind and principles of LAPEX (laparoscopic excision) – “modern concepts”
- Uniformly use LAPEX on every case of endometriosis
Maintain data on the following:
- Pain relief
Fellows go on in practice to adhere to the CEC’s approach:
- Gather a team of surgeons ready to complete the excision at the initial surgery (for example, for invasive bowel or bladder disease); and
- Maintain the CEC reputation for compassion, expertise, and interest in advancing the treatment and understanding of women with endometriosis.
Candidates, colleagues and members of industry who would like to visit our OR, invite our surgical team to train your constituency, or be considered for a fellowship here, please contact the CEC’s Program Director via email Heather@CenterForEndo.com or phone toll free 866.733.5540.
Practitioners may also be interested in Diagnosis & Management of Endometriosis: Pathophysiology to Practice, the most authoritative, updated CME module on the disease. Developed by a prestigious, invited faculty including members of the CEC staff, this important monograph is presented by the Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics (APGO) for medical school faculty and others to use in order to supplement training of residents and students, and for practicing healthcare providers to use to enhance their knowledge of endometriosis-related care. APGO represents academic obstetrician-gynecologists in the United States and Canada and occupies a unique position in offering contemporary, applicable teaching tools for physician-educators, and learning mechanisms for faculty, students and residents, with the ultimate goal of providing optimum health care to women. To access the module and accompanying slide kit, practitioners should use their credentials to log in at https://www.apgo.org/endo.