UAB Insight Gynecology Volume 2

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage P ub l i c at i o ns o f N o t e Kim KH, Dmitriev I, O’Malley JP, Wang M, Saddekni S, You Z, Preuss MA, Harris RD, Aurigemma R, Siegal GP, Zinn KR, Curiel DT, Alvarez RD. “A phase I clinical trial of Ad5.SSTR/TK.RGD, a novel infectivity-enhanced bicistronic adenovirus, in patients with recurrent gynecologic cancer.” Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Jun 15;18(12):3440-51. Epub 2012 Apr 17. PAID V OL . 2 NO . 8 Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, AL JNWB 412 • 500 22nd Street South 1720 2ND ave s birmingham al 35294-0104 Gynecology INSIGHT Ziebarth AJ, Smith H, Killian ME, Nguyen NA, Durst JK, Subramaniam A, Kim KH, Leath CA 3rd, Straughn JM Jr, Alvarez RD. “Completed versus aborted radical hysterectomy for node-positive stage IB cervical cancer in the modern era of chemoradiation therapy.” Gynecol Oncol. 2012 Jul;126(1):69-72. Epub 2012 Apr 5. T h e U ni v e r sit y o f A l a ba m a at Bi r m ingha m Erickson BK, Gleason JL, Huh WK, Richter HE. “Survey of Robotic Surgery Credentialing Requirements for Physicians Completing OB/GYN Residency.” J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2012 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print] Published by the UAB Health System 500 22nd Street South Birmingham, AL 35233 ©2012 by The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Second class postage paid by UAB Bulk Mail Dept. Postmaster address changes to: UAB Insight, 500 22nd Street South Suite 410, 1720 2nd Ave S Birmingham, AL 35294 Gynecology UAB broadens its robotic surgery program for benign disease. Gynecology INSIGHT For more information on UAB Women & Infants Ser vices visit : / women GYN robotic surgeons for benign disease are, from left, Drs. Brian Gleason, Todd Jenkins, Heather Greer, and Visit the UAB Medicine Online Headquarters for Physicians i ssu e P h ys i c i an H Q Benign Robotic Surgery Program Attracts Trainees h i g h l i g h ts Chere’ Stewart (inset). UAB gynecologists are among the nation’s most active • Full digital and downloadable editions of physician publications including all sixteen specialty editions of UAB Medicine Insight Register for quarterly news, events, and updates from UAB Medicine at extends across disciplines, with surgeons performing committed to traditional laparoscopic and hysteroscopic almost every robotic procedure that is FDA-approved. techniques for many procedures, says Todd Jenkins, MD, Progress for Ovarian Cancer, and More to Come director of the Division of Women’s Reproductive Health. Clinic Assesses Ovarian Cancer Risk 2 Featured Clinical Trials 3 3 Measures of Success Publications of Note Richter is SGS President-Elect New Physicians UAB Medicine News Painless Pursuit of Parenthood • News and updates about recent medical and research discoveries, advancements, patient care, events, and seminars • Links to other helpful resources for referring physicians including Ambassador, UAB School of Medicine CME, and UAB research information. urogynecologic surgeon. UAB’s strength in robotic surgery robotic surgeons in the field. However, they also remain • Information on how to refer obstetrics and gynecology patients to UAB Medicine • Information to help your obstetrics and gynecology patients navigate UAB Medicine UAB’s GYN Benign Robotic Surgery Program Attracts Patients, Trainees “Our commitment is to perform every surgery in the The university has become a go-to place for training in robotic surgery. The program, which includes a surgical robot solely for simulation, is a major attraction for safest and least invasive manner possible,” says Jenkins. residents and trainees. Many centers are transitioning to “One of our strengths as benign gynecologic surgeons at more robotic surgery. “The number of cases required to UAB is that if patients need a subspecialist, we usually achieve proficiency in a procedure actually is reduced have one who can perform their procedure in a minimally for robotic surgery because of the shorter learning curve 3 invasive fashion.” for some of the physical skills. A resident physician can 4 Hospital include four benign gynecologic surgeons, eight UAB gynecologists using the surgical robots at UAB gynecologic oncologists, two infertility specialists, and one become proficient in fewer cases than with traditional laparoscopic cases,” he says. A few expert laparoscopists continued on page 2