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Jersey Shore OBGYNs Among the Nations First to be Certified in MIGS

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Three Jersey Shore University Medical Center obstetrician gynecologists (OB GYNs) are among the first in the nation to receive board certifications in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

Andrew Blechman, M.D., Jocelyn Carlo, M.D., and Karim Elsahwi, M.D., received the newly available focused practice designation, denoting expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques from the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG) after a review process and examination.

“Minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery provides several benefits over traditional surgery, including shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery, less risk of infection, and reduced blood loss and pain,” said Scott W. Smilen, M.D., FACOG, chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Increasingly, patients needing gynecologic surgical intervention are seeking this innovative technique and highly-qualified experts to ensure they receive the best surgical care.”

Scott W. Smilen, M.D., FACOG, chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
From left, Dr. Carlo, Dr. Blechman and Dr. Elsahwi

More information on Jersey Shore’s Women's Health Care Program

Jersey Shore’s Women's Health Care Program provides comprehensive women’s health services with access to leading specialists for every stage of a woman’s life. The Perricone Center for Gynecologic Oncology in HOPE Tower, offers women a wide range of approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and complete management of cancer and pre-cancerous conditions of the female reproductive organs.

Jersey Shore’s fellowship trained and board certified gynecologic surgeons provide robotic and minimally invasive procedures to treat conditions such as: pelvic floor prolapse, cervical, ovarian and endometrial cancers, ovarian cysts, fibroids, hysterectomy, endometriosis resection, ovarian cyst removal, myomectomy, and cervical tumor removal, among others. Advanced oncological procedures, such as sentinel lymph node sampling and resection of recurrent gynecologic cancers are also provided.

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