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Overview

Dr. Farnam is a native El Pasoan. After completing 13 years of undergraduate and advanced medical training, Dr. Farnam returned to El Paso in 2006. Dr. Farnam has developed a national reputation for excellence in Robotic Surgery, but continues to give back to the local community. He is volunteer faculty at Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Farnam and his wife Nanda, have four children. He strives to continue this personal attention to his patients in his daily practice.  His goal is to offer the highest quality care using cutting edge technology in a comfortable setting which caters to the needs of each individual patient.
Dr. Farnam's Biography

Education

Medical School: University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio (2001)
Internship Hospital: Metro Health Medical Center (2005)
Residency Hospital: Cleveland Clinic (2005)
Subspecialty Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Saint Elizabeth Medical Center (2006)

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology (2008)
Board Certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2013)
Why is board certification important?

Languages

English,  Spanish

Surgical Experience

Has performed more than 2,000 robotic surgeries
Has performed more than 3,500 minimally invasive surgeries
Has performed more than 1,800 total laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures
Has performed more than 400 robotic sacrocolpopexy procedures
Performs more than 350 major MIS and urogynecologic surgeries per year
First Physician in Texas to Perform a Single Incision Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
First Gynecologist in the United States to Perform a Single Incision Robotic Hysterectomy
First doctor in the world to use the IS-001 -Ureter Fluorescent Dye to improve surgical safety

Hysterectomy complication rate

*Garry R. et al. The eVALuate study: two parallel randomized trails, one comparing laparoscopic with abdominal hysterectomy, the other comparing laparoscopic with vaginal hysterectomy. BMJ 2004; 328:129. Laparoscopic average adjusted for conversion to laparotomy.
**Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery surgical database 2011-2013.  Data on file

Chart - Dr. Farnam Robotic Hysterectomies vs Average

* Magrina. J. Separating the O from the G. AAGL 42nd Global Congress
**Intuitive surgical El Paso data 2013. Data on file

Awards

Texas Superdoc 'Rising Stars' Edition 2013
Compassionate Doctor Recognition from American Registry (2009 - 2012)
Vitals.com Six-Time Patients’ Choice Award (2008-2013)
Healthgrades.com Honor Roll -  Recognized Doctor
Best Robotic Surgery Manuscript 38th AAGL Global Congress

Associations

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS)
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Texas Medical Association (TMA)
Board examiner for OB/GYN Board Prep Inc.
Reviewer for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Appointments

Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery - Las Palmas Medical Center (2010 - Present)
Director of Epicenter for Robotic Surgery - Las Palmas Medical Center (2011 - Present)
Chief of Staff - Las Palmas Medical Cener (2010 - 2012)
Staff - Las Palmas Medical Center (2006 - Present)
Physician Advisory Board - Healthscopes (2007 - Present)
Clinical Associate Professor at Texas Tech Health Science Center El Paso (2009 - Present)
Co-Director: Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center/ Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (2013 - Present)
Faculty: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Board Certified ACOG)
Faculty: OB/GYN Board preparation INC.

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