COVID-19 & ENDOMETRIOSIS

by Dr Yogesh Nikam COVID-19 is the most critical health problem worldwide. The SARS-CoV-2 virus causes COVID-19. It is a worrying time for everyone and understandably a cause of anxiety and concern as the information and advice change daily. Endometriosis is another major women’s health issue and understandably, over the last few months, I have received…

Adenomyosis

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By Dr Yogesh A Nikam “Communities and countries and ultimately, the world is only as strong as the health of their women.” – Michelle Obama. As we battle the age-old women’s health issue ‘Adenomyosis’, our best weapon is education and awareness.  Adenomyosis is a progressive condition that involves the growth of the endometrial tissue (stroma &…

Does Surgical Volume Affect Gynaecologic Surgery Outcomes?

by Dr Yogesh Nikam I came across an interesting video that discusses Surgical volume while browsing Medscape. It is an old article but still relevant. In summary, high volume surgeon gynaecologist tends to have complex patients, fewer complications and improved outcomes. In contrast, low volume surgeons tend to have higher rates of intraoperative complications. This outcome appears to be…

Increasing Robotic Excellence with Dual Operating Consoles

by Dr Yogesh Nikam Click the link below to read the complete article about the use of surgical robot for treating complex endometriosis in a multidisciplinary fashion. Increasing Robotic Excellence with Dual Operating Consoles In a first for the San Hospital, a complex dual console gynaecological operation using the state-of-the-art da Vinci Robot has been performed…

Adnexal masses (Ovarian cysts) in Pregnancy

by Dr Yogesh Nikam   Adnexal masses in Pregnancy Recently, I came across two very interesting cases of ovarian cysts in pregnancy. Both patients had similar pregnancy profiles, and both had a large ovarian cyst. One needed surgery to remove the cysts at 20 weeks of pregnancy, and the other carried on till the term, delivered…

Endometriosis – A Diagnostic Delay

by Dr Yogesh Nikam   Do you suffer from period pain? Have been told that it is a normal part of being a woman! Do you suffer from pelvic pain throughout the month? Do you have pain with sex? Is this affecting your relationship? Do you have pain when passing urine or opening your bowels? You…