Women, like Mary, with a personal or family history of breast cancer have an elevated risk of ovarian cancer. So when a tumor appeared on her ovary, she and her physician, Dr. Richard Farnam of the Texas Urogynecology and Laser Surgery Center, chose to take an aggressive approach to treatment.
Pelvic support defects and organ prolapse are common conditions for women as they age, but many women don't talk about the sometimes embarrassing symptoms - not even with their doctors. They may not realize what their treatment options are and how they might benefit from seeing a specialist.
The Texas Urogynecology and Laser Surgery center is proud to announce the release of the center’s newly redesigned website, www.farnammd.com. The new website serves as a portal for helpful patient information, including the latest research on gynecologic conditions and the most advanced robotic surgical treatment options
What brings a traveling gynecologist from Taiwan to El Paso? For Dr. Grace Lo it was the chance to observe Dr. Richard Farnam of the Texas Urogynecology and Laser Surgery Center, who she sought out for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery.
Declaring that it’s time to replace adult diapers and social withdrawal with more liberating long-term options, a recent forum of the nation’s top surgeons looked at how to improve patient and physician education regarding more effective therapies for incontinence.
After years spent developing criteria for assessing quality care, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Urology in 2013 granted its first certifications in the specialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery to qualified urogynecologists.
In August of 2013, Dr. Farnam became one of the first board certified urogynecologists in the United States. Dr. Farnam is now Double Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology).
El Paso Times recently interviewed Dr. Farnam about this new surgical technique. Dr. Farnam is one of only seven initial surgeons in the nation to offer Single Site hysterectomy. This surgical technique allows for a potentially scarless hysterectomy procedure.
"This single-site robotic platform provides surgeons with the increased dexterity, control and high-definition 3-D vision found with traditional robotic surgery, as well as the added benefit of performing the operation through a single, nearly invisible scar hidden in the navel," Richard Farnam, M.D., a gynecologist and robotic surgeon at Las Palmas Medical Center, said.
First there was R2-D2, the diminutive robot of “Star Wars” fame. Now 30 years later, there is daVinci Si Vespa platform, a seven-foot robot with tools on a cart, managed at a console by a surgeon performing one-site hysterectomies and gallbladder operations.