Research and Publications

  1. Orady M, Hrynewych A, Nawfal AK, Wegienka G. Comparison of robotic-assisted hysterectomy to other minimally invasive approaches. JSLS 2012 Oct-Dec;16(4):542-8.
  2. Nawfal AK, Eisenstein D, Theoharis E, Dahlman M, Wegienka G. Vaginal cuff closure during robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy: comparing vicryl to barbed sutures. JSLS 2012 Oct-Dec;16(4):525-9.
  3. Nawfal et al. Laparoscopic management of pregnancy in a patient with uterus didelphys, obstructed hemivagina, and ipsilateral renal agenesis. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011 May-Jun;18(3):381-5.
  4. Nawfal et al. Effect of BMI on Robotic assisted Total laparoscopic hysterectomy J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011 May-Jun;18(3):328-32.
  5. Orady M., Nawfal A.K., Wegienka G., Does size matter? The effect of uterine weight on robot-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy outcomes. Journal of Robotic surgery, May 2011
  6. Nassar A.H., Charara I., Nawfal A.K., Ghulmiyyah L., Usta I.M. (2009). Ectopic pregnancy in a uterine perforation site. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2009.04.032
  7. Nassar A.H., Abu-Musa A., Zreik R., Karam M., Nawfal A.K., Hammad I., Usta I.M. (2009). Elective repeat cesarean delivery: at which gestational age is it performed? Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. DOI: 10.1080/00016340903134213.
  8. Nawfal et al, Vaginal cuff suturing in Robotic assisted Total laparoscopic Hysterectomy (accepted for publication).
  9.  Orady M., Hrynewych A., Nawfal A.K, Wegienka W. Comparison of Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Outcomes to Other Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Outcomes. (accepted for publication)
  10.  Nawfal et al, Prospective Randomized Vaginal Cuff suturing during Robotic hysterectomy (In progress).
  11. Dahlman M. MD, Orady M., MD, Eisesntein D., MD, Nawfal A.K., MD and Wegienka W., PhD . Patient Satisfaction in the Immediate Postoperative Period After Hysterectomy (2011) (In progress).

Presentations

  1. Single Laparoscopic surgery- International Emirates Urogynecology and Obstetrics conference (IEUGO) - Abu Dhabi, UAE- March 2016
  2. Obesity and Laparoscopic surgery: "Adapting techniques to a growing epidemic"- International Emirates Urogynecology and Obstetrics conference (IEUGO)- Abu Dhabi, UAE- March 2016
  3. The Evolution of Robotic gynecologic surgery: "Where are we 10 years after the FDA approval" .19th International annual congress of The Lebanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Beirut-Lebanon. November 2015.
  4. Laparoscopic Myomectomy: "Your pearls for success"
    22nd Annual Middle East Fertility meeting, November 2015, Sharm el sheikh-Egypt
  5. Advanced Laparoscopic surgery and obesity: "Adapting techniques to a growing epidemic"
    22nd Annual Middle East Fertility meeting, Sharm el sheikh, November 2015
  6. Laparoscopic hysterectomy: "Command and conquer"
    22nd Annual Middle East Fertility meeting, Sharm el sheikh, November 2015
  7. You are convinced, but what about your audience ?
    American University of Beirut, Lebanon - January 2015
  8. At the time of morcellator crisis: Is the era of Laparoscopic myomectomy over? 21st Annual meeting of the Middle East Fertility Conference, September 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  9. You are convinced: But what about your audience? 21st Annual meeting of the Middle East Fertility Conference, September 2014, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  10. Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy: The Use of an Aloca Ultrasound Probe. 42ndAAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, November 2013, Washington, DC.
  11. Robotic Assisted Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: The Importance of Ureterolysis. 42ndAAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, November 2013, Washington, DC.
  12. Single Port Robotic Assisted Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. 42ndAAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, November 2013, Washington, DC.
  13. The disease affecting your practice that you need to know about. Clemenceau Medical Center, October 22nd 2013.
  14. Outcomes of Vaginal cuff closure Techniques in Robotic Hysterectomy: A prospective Randomized Trial. Palmer M, Nawfal AK, Eisenstein D, Theoharis E, Fischer J, Dahlman M. 61st Annual clinical meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists meeting, May 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana-USA.
  15. Robotic Gynecologic surgery- An Update. Makassed General Hospital, Beirut- Lebanon, March 2013.
  16. Project Management in Medicine: Installing a new Surgical service- Robotic surgery. Modern University for Business and Science, Beirut-Lebanon January 2013.
  17. Is BMI associated with pain, wellbeing or satisfaction in the 3 months following hysterectomy? 41st American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy Conference-Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012.
  18. Use of "Person-Centered" Analyses when outcomes of interest are not homogeneous in hysterectomy patients. 41st American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy Conference-Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012.
  19. The use of the single port technique for operative laparoscopy: Hysterectomy, 19th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Fertility society, Dubai-October 2012.
  20. The use of Robotics in gynecologic surgery: Myomectomy.19th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Fertility society, Dubai-October 2012.
  21. Robotic Myomectomy using an ultrasound guided probe.19th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Fertility society, Dubai-October 2012.
  22. Effect of BMI in Robotic assisted Total laparoscopic Hysterectomy-Open Communication presentation, the 39th American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy Conference-Las Vegas-Nevada, 2010. 
  23. Does size matter? The Effect of Uterine Weight on Robotic Assisted Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy -Poster presentation, the 39th American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy Conference-Las Vegas-Nevada, 2010. 
  24. Comparison of Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Outcomes to Other Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Methods- Open Communication presentation, the 39th American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy Conference-Las Vegas-Nevada, 2010. 
  25. Laparoscopic Excision of a Rudimentary Uterine Horn with an Intra-Uterine Pregnancy at 9 6/7 Weeks Gestation-Video presentation, the 39th American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy Conference-Las Vegas-Nevada, 2010. 
  26. Vaginal Cuff closure during Robotic Assisted Total laparoscopic Hysterectomy- Comparing Vicryl to Barbed Sutures. Presented at the 40th American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy Conference-Hollywood, Florida , 2011. 
  27. Patient Satisfaction in the Immediate Postoperative Period After Hysterectomy- Poster presentation at the 40th American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy Conference-Hollywood, Florida, 2011. 
  28. Correlation of post operative pain and uterine size after hysterectomy: Does the surgical approach make a difference? Presented at the 40th American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy Conference-Hollywood, Florida , 2011. 
  29. Robotic assisted surgery- Use, cost and Future. Middle East Fertility Society, Beirut, November 2011.
  30. Robotic assisted Laparoscopic Surgery- Surgical Future? Clemenceau Medical Center, Beirut, February 2nd 2012.
  31. Robotic surgery- What does it mean to the Anesthesiologist?  Clemenceau Medical Center, Beirut, February 22nd 2012.
  32. Single Port Laparoscopic hysterectomy- A first in Lebanon. Clemenceau Medical Center, Beirut, June 20th 2012.

Achievements

  1. Roboticist Award- Henry Ford Health System, Women's Health Division--Minimally Invasive Gynecology- June 2011
  2. Fellow Of the Year Award- Henry Ford Health System, Women's Health Division Minimally Invasive Gynecology- July 2011
  3. Award for Best Video in Gynecology- Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 19th Annual Meeting, Sept 2010:‚ÄĚLaparoscopic Excision of a Rudimentary Horn with an Intra-Uterine Pregnancy at 9 6/7 Weeks Gestation
  4. Performed the first Single Port Robotic surgery in Michigan, Friday April 29th 2011.
  5. Performed the first case series of single port laparoscopic hysterectomies in Lebanon (June 2012)
  6. Performed the first Robotic Gynecologic surgeries in Lebanon (August 2012)
  7. Performed the first Robotic Hysterectomy in Lebanon (August 2012)
  8. Performed the first Robotic Myomectomy in Lebanon (August 2012)
  9. Performed the first Robotic hysterectomy and Lymph nodes dissection for endometrial cancer in Lebanon (February 2013)
  10. Performed the first Robotic hysterectomy with resection of severe stage 4 endometriosis in Lebanon (February 2013)
  11. Performed the first Robotic Sacrocolpopexy in Lebanon (April 2013)

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