Minimally Invasive Surgery is thee art of doing big things through small incisions. Superior outcomes, less post operative pain, quicker return to normal functioning and better cosmesis are its principal advantages. Dr. Demir is a nationally recognized expert in Minimally Invasive Surgery ans the Minimally Invasive Surgery program at Desert Women's Care has some of the best outcome data in the United States.
Dr. Demir began doing Laparoscopic Hysterectomy since 1990 when technology was developed to allow surgeons to precisely coagulate and cut large blood vessels through small (5 - 10 mm) laparoscopic incisions. Evolution of new instrumentation allowed more and more women to benefit from Minimally Invasive surgical procedures. By 1991, Dr. Demir teamed with other Elgin, Illinois, surgeons to beging doing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Utimately surgery for ectopic pregncy, ovarian masses, large fibroids and even placement of cervical cerclage were all successfully converted to Minimally Invasive proceduree.
Dr. Demir has presented abstracts and surgical videos at national and international meetings of the leading bodies in the specialty. Dr. Demir has over forty peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Demir's videos have 250,000 views on YouTube. His videos have also won five awards. His video on Laparoscopic Cervical Cerclage in an 18-weeks Pregnant Uterus was recognized by SLS in 2010. It has over 120,000 views and is their single most viewed surgical video on that organization's website. Although these accomplishments attest to stature within the GYN surgical community, they do not directly affect patient care.
Dr. Demir's impact on direct patient care is highlighted in this section; his outcome data for laparoscoic hysterectomy, adnexectomy and pelvic relaxation are presented in detail. Dr. Demir believes that although the most complex cases take more time to be done with minimally invasive surgical techniques, the benefit to the patient in avoiding laparotomy (open abdominal surgery) is well worth the extra effort.
Dr. Demir's track record is the single best predictor of surgical outcome for any patient considering minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Demir now has over one thousand consecutive hysterectomies, 500 adnexectomies and 200 sacrocolpopexies done without ever converting to laparotomy. When one considers Dr. Demir schedules no cases for open abdominal surgery, these data are even more exemplary.
Through his work in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Dr. Demir has won various awards within the profession and industry. In 2013 Dr. Demir was presented the second place video award at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons for his video entitled, "Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy With Rumi II." SLS is a leading specialty Society convening every year with an international, multi-disciplinary membership to report on advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery.
In 2012, 2011 and 2010 Dr. Demir was the recipient of the Cooper Surgical "SpotLight Award." Given annually, this award recognizes video achievements in Minimally Invasive Surgery. The Awards were as follows:
2012- Rumi II-- Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
2011- Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy and Vagino-Cervico-Sacropexy
2010- Laparoscopic Mtomectomy.
In 2010 Dr. Demir was reognized by The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons with its Honorable Mention Video Award for "Laparoscopic Cervical Cerclage in an 18-weeks Pregnant Uteus." To this date this is still the most viewed video on the SLS website.
In 2009 and 2013 Vitals.com presented Dr. Demir with the "Patient's Choice Award," for highly favorable ratings from patients.
In 2008 Dr. Demir and Dr. Marchand won a Guinness World Record for removing a 3200 gram uterus without resorting to laparotomy.
Dr. Demir has to his credit over forty peer-reviewed publications since 1984 (see Curriculum Vitae).
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