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Drs. Miklos and Moore have written a response to the FDA Safety Communication released on July 13, 2011, regarding the usage of synthetic mesh materials for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse. While the FDA has neither taken the mesh off the market nor called for a recall, they did state that a variety of complications have been reported by patients and surgeons alike, and wish to make this fact known to surgeons and patients alike.
After being the International Featured Speakers and Surgeons at the AGES meeting in Australia from June 3rd-6th, Dr. Miklos and Moore then continued on their World Surgical Tour and travelled to Moscow, Russia where they were invited by Professor Leila Adamyan, Head Specialist of Ob/Gyn of the Russian Federation to be the Featured Visiting International Guest Surgeons and Professors at the XXIV International Congress on New Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment of Gynecologic Diseases which was held in Moscow Russia from June 6th-9th, 2011. The meeting is the largest gynecological surgery meeting in Russia and this year over 900 surgeons travelled from throughout Russia to see some of the best surgeons in the world operate and lecture.
The Miklos and Moore World Surgical tour finished with Dr. Moore heading to Toronto, Canada to be the Director of the Female Pelvic Health Course hosted at University of Toronto and Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Miklos and Moore were invited by the Australia/Asian Gyn Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery Society to be the Featured Visiting International Guest Surgeons and Professors at their annual meeting this year, which was held in Adelaide, Australia June 3rd-6th. Surgeons from throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia attend this annual meeting to learn about the latest research and techniques in the field of Urogynecology and Vaginal Reconstruction.
The Miklos and Moore World Surgical tour started with Dr. Moore heading to Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday May 28. After flying for 30 hours (connections in LA and Sydney, Australia) and crossing the International Date Line, he arrived in Auckland, NZ. Dr. Moore was honored with a welcome dinner Monday night and then started work right away Tuesday Morning with a surgical workshop for surgeons that travelled in from all over New Zealand.
Dr. Miklos started his medical career by attending medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Upon completion of medical school he did his expected 4 year residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology in Philadelphia from 1989 -1993. Unlike most of his colleagues who then go into private practice, Dr. Miklos being unhappy with the thoroughness of his surgical training chose an alternative route. Dr. Miklos decided to pursue a two-year fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Vaginal Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1993-1995.
Drs. Miklos and Moore Publish the First Paper on Simultaneous Labia Minora and Labia Majora Reduction Surgery
Drs. Miklos & Moore have just published what is only the second paper in the worldwide literature on labia majora reduction surgery. It is the first paper in the world describing the technique of performing both labia minora and labia majora reduction surgery simultaneously (i.e. on the same surgical day). The lack of scientific research and papers on labia majora reduction surgery reinforces the fact that very few surgeons in the world actually perform the surgery.
Why choose a Fellowship Trained Urogynecologist and Reconstructive Vaginal Surgeon vs. a Plastic Surgeon and General Gynecologist?
Though there are no hard fast rules as to how to choose a surgeon, there are some basic criteria that hold true when choosing an expert in any field and they include: experience, expertise and results. I suggest that results are probably the most important of the three criteria. Usually results are a product of a well-trained surgeon (experience) who has plenty of expertise in the surgical discipline discussed. Fortunately results are the easiest to verify and this is usually confirmed by seeing before and after pictures or reading/hearing testimonials.
Dr. Moore Operating and Teaching in Puerto Rico
Dr. Moore is currently in Puerto Rico operating/lecturing/teaching on the latest techniques in prolapse, vaginal reconstruction and incontinence treatments. He was invited by the leading Urologists and Gynecologists in Puerto Rico to share his expertise. He lectured in San Juan last night and then travelled to the other side of the island and is teaching and operating in Mayaguez today. Dr. Moore and Dr. Miklos continue to spread their knowledge and expertise throughout the world!
Dangers of Surgery Abroad - Drs. Moore and Miklos treat two women in one week that had botched surgery after travelling to other countries to have their surgery
Why Americans traveling internationally can pose many dangers and complications, which may mean you would end up spending more money in the long run.
The term “medical tourism” is a term labeled by travel agencies and the media to describe the rapidly growing practice of Americans travelling across international borders to obtain all types of health care. Many surgical procedures performed overseas cost significantly less than the price here in the United States.
Dr. Robert D. Moore was invited to be on-air with Atlanta radio station, V-103 for a Valentine’s Day Special edition with Ryan Cameron. The Ryan Cameron show is one of the most listened to afternoon shows in Atlanta with over a million listeners daily. Dr. Moore was in-studio discussing “The G-Shot®” and how it can enhance a women’s sexual experience, especially if they suffer from sexual dysfunction. Dr. Moore and Miklos are known throughout the country for their innovative work in the field of cosmetic vaginal surgery and female sexual function.
In 2010, Dr. Miklos was selected and featured in Delta Airlines Sky Magazine as the Top Cosmetic Gynecology Doctor in Atlanta. In 2011, Delta Sky Magazine expanded their coverage and started a new campaign, The Top Doctors in America. Dr. Moore was selected as a 2011 Top Doctor and was featured in the January 2011 magazine. Dr. Moore is listed as America’s Top Reconstructive and Cosmetic Vaginal Surgeon.
Each doctor featured in Delta Sky Magazine, has been peer-nominated and selected by leading providers of information on top doctors in the United States.
Atlanta Urogynecology Associates is excited to have both Dr. Miklos and Dr. Moore featured as “Top Doctors”.
Patient from Macon, Georgia came to see Dr. Miklos with a Sparc (TVT-type) sling – Mesh Complication and Neovagina Surgery.
Dr. Miklos had a recent patient that showed symptoms of pain at the urethra, pain with intercourse at urethra, urgency, frequency and difficulty emptying bladder x 6 months.
This patient is a 57 year old who presented with complaints of bladder spasms, difficulty emptying her bladder, urgency, frequency, shortened vagina, urine leakage and painful intercourse for 2 years. She claims these symptoms developed after having surgery in June 2010.
Miklos and Moore Acting as Co-Chairs of the 4th Annual World Congress of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology
On January 12, 2011, Dr. John R. Miklos and Dr. Robert D. Moore will participate as co-chairs of the 4th Annual World Congress of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology along with Dr. David Matlock (Beverly Hills, Dr. 90210) and Keynote speakers, Marco A. Pelosi II, MD and Marco A. Pelosi III, MD. This congress, is in conjunction with The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 27th Annual Scientific Meeting held in Phoenix, Arizona. The congress will feature the rapidly growing field of cosmetic vaginal surgery, with presentations given by medical professionals from around the world.
Dr. Miklos to operate on a patient from Norway, January 12, 2011. A patient born without a penetrable vagina (ie MRKH syndrome) is scheduled to fly to Atlanta to have Dr. Miklos perform a laparoscopic neovagina surgical procedure. The procedure is called a Davydov procedure and Dr. Miklos first learned this procedure in Moscow, Russia in 2001.
Dr Robert D. Moore was invited to Argentina in October of this year (2010) to be the Main Visiting Speaker and Surgeon at several major events throughout Argentina including Keynote International speaker and Visiting Professor at the Argentina National Congress of Urology and Urology Society of Argentina, which held its Annual Scientific Meeting in Cordoba, Argentina.
Three short days after returning from Argentina in October (2010), Dr Moore then headed on a long journey to India where he was invited to be the Main Speaker and International Distinguished Visiting Professor at 3 major Urology and Urogynecology Meetings and courses throughout India. He was invited by Dr B. Ramesh to be the Keynote International Speaker and Surgeon at the 4th International Workshop and Congress on Recent Advances in Gynecology, Urogynecology and Gyn Endoscopy (RAGE) in Bangalore, India on 23/24 October 2010. The RAGE meeting is one of the largest meetings in India annually on minimally invasive gyn surgery and is attended by over 600 surgeons from all over India, with many surgeons travelling days to come to just attend the meeting. After hearing the news that Dr Moore was coming to India, several other Institutions throughout India then invited Dr Moore to speak and lecture and host Operating Workshops at their Institutions.
Dr. Moore Travels to London to Teach UK Surgeons New Techniques for Incontinence and Prolapse Surgery
Dr Moore was invited to travel to London, England in December (2010) to lecture and teach surgeons from throughout the UK on new techniques in minimally invasive surgery for Incontinence and Prolapse.
Miklos and Moore Act as Speakers and Moderators at the 39th AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Dr. Miklos and Dr. Moore recently traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada as speakers and moderators at the 39th AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. The AAGL Global Congress has over 1600 physicians meeting to discuss and share their techniques in providing the finest patient care through minimally invasive gynecology.
Dr. John R Miklos selected as one of 2010 Castle Connolly's Top Doctors in Vaginal Reconstructive and Vaginal Cosmetic Surgery
Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors™ is a peer nominated, selection process that begins with surveys of physicians and healthcare professionals. Each year, Castle Connolly surveys thousands of physicians and other healthcare professionals and asks them to identify excellent doctors in every specialty in their region and throughout the nation.
Dr. Miklos is the only fellowship trained Urogynecologist specializing in Vaginal Cosmetic Surgery to win this prestigious Castle Connolly award. Dr. Miklos has been a Castle Connolly Top Doctor each year, since 2006.
Dr. Miklos invited to Germany to lecture and demonstrate his unique laparoscopic skills & techniques in a "live" surgery
The reputation of Dr. Miklos and Dr. Moore’s world-renowned surgical techniques have traveled to Frankfurt, Germany, where Dr. John R Miklos was asked to be a featured guest at the Gynaecological Clinic of the Districk Clincis of Darmstadt-Dieburg. A colleague in Germany that met and participated in Dr. Miklos's lectures and live surgeries when he traveled to Moscow in 2007 and 2009 personally invited him to share his expertise.
The main emphasis of this clinic will be on minimally invasive vaginal and laparoscopic procedures for stress-related urinary incontinence and descensus genitalis. Dr. Miklos has been invited to present his incomparable operating techniques to the congress attendees. He will be lecturing on vesicovaginal fistulas and will perform a live laparoscopic (uterine suspension) hysteropexy.
Dr. Miklos & Dr. Moore have 7 patients for surgery, 4 of which have traveled to Atlanta from Costa Rica, New York, South Carolina and Tennessee. Dr. Miklos and Dr. Moore continue to be the leaders in their field. Patients come from all over the world knowing they are getting the best care when they travel to Atlanta.
Dr. Moore's article on Vaginal Mesh Repairs is published in the September 2010 issue of The Female Patient
Dr Moore and Miklos continue to be leading authors and authorities in the field of Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery and Urogynecology. They have been involved with the development and advancement of minimally invasive techniques to improve outcomes with vaginal and laparoscopic surgery. Dr Moore has led many major studies in the US regarding the use of vaginal mesh and he and Dr Miklos' center in Atlanta is considered one of the leading centers in the US with these procedures as well as taking care of complications with mesh use as well. Surgeons travel from all over the US and the world to come learn from them in Atlanta and they are asked to lecture and operate throughout the world to demonstrate their techniques.
Drs. Miklos and Moore use advanced techniques in the Vaginal Mesh Kits to minimize complications for patients that suffer from pelvic floor prolapse. In this month's issue of The Female Patient, a published journal focusing on conditions found specifically in women, Dr. Moore breaks down the vaginal mesh procedure, advancements in technology, and how to achieve a successful repair with minimal complications. He reviews the history of some of the older procedures, complications they may have caused and how, with advancements in technique and technology, outcomes have been improved greatly.
Click here to read Dr. Moore's article in The Female Patient.
Earlier this year Dr Robert Moore and Dr John Miklos were awarded the Cooper Surgical Spotlight Award for their surgical expertise and advancing education in Gynecologic Surgery. The Spotlight Awards program, sponsored by Cooper Surgical, is designed to honor surgeons for advancing surgical education for their peers. The program provides an opportunity for surgeons to share their best practices while helping educate other physicians to perfect their techniques. This year Cooper Surgical gave out 4 Spotlight Awards worldwide and Dr Moore and Miklos actually won 2 of the 4 awards for their work with the MiniArc Mini Sling and vaginal repair of prolapse with the Anterior Elevate procedure.
Drs. Miklos and Moore completed live telesurgery today at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA on two women that was broadcast LIVE on the internet throughout the world. They were asked by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and their sister organization, SurgeryU, to host the first ever live surgical event for the new monthly series that will feature top surgeons from all over the world.
Here at Atlanta Urogynecology (AUA) we have two things to celebrate this month. First and MOST IMPORTANTLY we just SUCCESSFULLY treated our 12th patient for vesicovaginal fistula in the last 11 months. Very few surgeons have the opportunity treat more than one or two fistulas in a career. Secondly the patient came from HAWAII and we can now say we have surgically treated patients from 47 of our 50 states.
Here at Atlanta Urogynecology we are beaming with pride that this pleasant woman would entrust her care to us, after failing 3 procedures in Hawaii. She flew more than 4500 miles with her husband and children to have her surgery done at Northside Hospital in Atlanta Ga. What an honor for Dr Miklos & Moore!
Dr. Moore and Dr. Miklos return to Dubai
On February 26th, world renowned vaginal reconstructive surgeons, Dr Moore and Miklos traveled to Dubai for the second time to Chair an International Program in Medicine on Laparoscopic Urogynecology. They were invited back by the Royal College secondary to their reputations as being two of the top vaginal reconstructive surgeons in the world. Surgeons from throughout the middle east will attend the course to learn the latest techniques including Advanced Laparoscopic repairs, Mini-slings for incontinence, vaginal reconstructive surgery including mesh repairs and aesthetic techniques in vaginal surgery.
Drs Miklos & Moore have been performing laparoscopic vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) repairs since 1997. This can be proven by clicking here - showing two of the first papers ever written (1997 & 1999) on the laparoscopic repair of bladder fistulas. In the last 9 months Drs Miklos & Moore have operated laparoscopically on 10 patients with vesicovaginal fistulas with a 100% success rate.
Dr. Miklos and Dr. Moore Head to Orlando, FL
On January 27-31, Dr. Miklos and Dr. Moore chaired the first ever Global Symposium on Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeon's Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL. The doctors were invited to be chairmen of this groundbreaking event secondary to their reputations as being two of world leader's in cosmetic vaginal surgery. They co-chaired this event with Dr 90210's Dr David Matlock as well as Dr Marco Pelosi II and III, also considered some of the top surgeons in the field of cosmetic vaginal surgery. Surgeons from all over the world, as well as media moguls such as Cosmopolitan Magazine and Marie Claire attended this groundreaking event.
Dr. Moore and Dr. Miklos Teach Courses in Lake Como, Italy
Drs. Moore and Miklos traveled to Lake Como, Italy, in June of this year to present research and teach at the International Urogynecology Meeting. Dr. Moore chaired a course with Professor M. Cosson from France on vaginal mesh kits and complications, and they also presented their research on mini-slings and mesh repairs for prolapse for this international audience. Dr. Moore traveled to Taiwan last Fall to present multiple studies regarding vaginal mesh procedures and complications as well as the Mini-sling for SUI. Drs. Miklos and Moore are considered experts in the world on these techniques and this is why surgeons all over the world continue to desire to learn from them and they continue to be invited as guest lecturers and present their research all over the world.
Dr. Moore and Dr. Miklos Perform Live Surgery in Poland
Dr. Moore was invited to travel to Warsaw and Lublin, Poland, in June to perform live surgery and teach over 200 of Poland's leading GYN surgeons new techniques in vaginal mesh use for prolapse and the new mini-sling for SUI. Dr. Moore performed the first Elevate vaginal mesh procedure in the country and was invited to teach and perform surgery at two of the country's leading Centers and Universities. Dr. Moore was honored to be the Honorary Visiting Professor of Surgery in Poland for these courses!
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