In today’s episode, you’ll hear two men talking about endometriosis. I recognize the optics of this, but this is a topic I haven’t covered yet, and an important one, so when today’s expert approached the show with the idea to discuss endometriosis, I said absolutely. Dr. Laurence Orbuch completed his training at the New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical College and SUNY Upstate Medical Center. He served as the Director of Minimally Invasive and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Director of Gynecologic Robotic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Orbuch is currently Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at both Cedars- Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital and Providence Saint John’s Hospital in Los Angeles and Lenox Hill Hospitals in New York. He is also the Medical Director of GYN Laparoscopic Associates LA in Beverly Hills, California. In his practice, he specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for the treatment of endometriosis and all benign gynecologic conditions requiring surgical intervention.
We talk about the pathophysiology of endometriosis, which was very surprising for me, how it typically presents, as well as some atypical presentations, that make more sense given his explanation for how it occurs. We talk about who is at higher risk, different conditions that may be caused or influenced by endometriosis, some misdiagnoses that may actually be endometriosis, and treatment options.