Offering Hope and Help to the Victims of ARD Worldwide


Joining us soon, excellent endoscopic surgeons who have 
the skills to offer high quality adhesiolysis procedures.
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We support the efforts of the following
 “Adhesion Related Projects and Surgeons ” 

Women's Surgery Group
For profit

The Women's Surgery Group was originally formed by 13 Gynecologic surgeons located around the world who have exceptional skill and experience in laparoscopic surgery for gynecologic conditions. These gynecologists have expertise in a wide variety of gynecologic surgical procedures, ranging from reconstructive pelvic surgery for infertility to gynecologic cancer operations. 
This also includes virtually every gynecologic surgical procedure performed today. Collectively, the group has performed over 70,000 laparoscopic procedures and taught these techniques to thousands of gynecologists around the world.

Every day, thousands of women undergo gynecologic surgery. Few have a clear understanding of their condition or the procedure itself. Many are unaware that their condition might be treated without surgery. If surgery is required, it can often be performed using laparoscopic techniques, leading to significantly shorter and more comfortable recovery. Most of these operations can be accomplished during outpatient or overnight stays. 

               “Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery,” Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
For profit
Choosing Minimally Invasive Surgery
 One of the greatest trends in the history of surgery is the advent of minimally invasive techniques for the full spectrum of surgery types performed on the human body. Minimally invasive means performing surgery in many cases without open incisions. For patients, this can translate into a lower risk of infection, faster recovery and less scarring. Because of the great benefits offered by such techniques, minimally invasive options challenge the standard-of-care for many conditions and should always be considered.

Dr. Harry Reich OBGYN M.D. FACOG, FACS: USA 

ETCA - Endoscopic Training Centre Antwerp
For profit

2003 Endoscopic Training Centre Antwerp (ETCA), moved to the facilities of the ACZA Campus Stuivenberg, the oldest hospital of the Antwerp City Hospitals (OCMW). Here the theatres have been renewed and equipped with audio-visual facilities to allow for more exposure to endoscopy for the trainees. The audio-visual facilities of the new auditorium "SANO" allow for a better interactive teaching. The hands-on lab has been set up in one of the century old basements, especially adapted to the needs. ACZA Campus Stuivenberg Department Gynaecological Surgery - Department General Surgery Lange Beeldekensstraat, 267 - B-2060 Antwerp - Belgium 
Tel.: +32-(0)3-213.37.50 - Fax: +32-(0)3-272.07.97 

Adhesion Specialist 
Dr. Bruno J van Herendael

                   “International Adhesion Society” Dallas, Texas
 Not for Profit & Interactive web site

For chats, posting board and communication with other victims of ARD, please visit the International Adhesion Society. You will also find a considerable amount of information, updates research and the ARD Quilt filled with personal stories from victims of ARD throughout the world.

Dr. David Wiseman, PhD,MRPharmS

Dr.Mario Malzoni M.D. for Gynaecological Endoscopy 

Mario Malzoni was born in Avellino (Italy) in 1969. In 1993 he graduated from the

                   University of Naples with the Diploma of Physician. From 1993-1997 Postgraduate
                   Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (University of Naples). Now he’s director of
                   Gynaecological Endoscopy Department of “Malzoni” Medical Center in Avellino Italy. 

Despite the vast number of women and adolescents in the world suffering from the reproductive and immunological disease Endometriosis, the illness remains under-diagnosed, under-researched, under-funded and under-treated. There is still, as yet, no definitive cure, despite what less-informed sources would have you believe. 

Throughout this site you will find articles, news and information pertaining to the disease, as well as resources for support. This site is not intended to suggest or replace medical advice given to you by your doctor; but rather, to educate and empower you to make your own best - informed - decisions concerning your health. While currently incurable, it is entirely possible to effectively manage Endometriosis and live well in spite of the disease. The keys to successfully battling this painful disease include early diagnosis, effective treatment with a true Endometriosis specialist (not an OB-GYN generalist), the support of those who understand, keeping abreast of the latest information on the disease, and a positive outlook.


The International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE)
The ISGE is an organisation dedicated to the scientific exchange of knowledge
in gynecologic endoscopy. The ISGE is devoted to rapid and accurate scientific
dissemination of new technologies worldwide in minimally invasive surgery. 
You are invited to join this worldwide group of healthcare professionals who
are committed to quality women's healthcare via endoscopy.
Nice slides of Ahesiolysis:

            “Center for Women's Care and Reproductive Surgery” Atlanta, Georgia
For profit
The Center for Women's Care and Reproductive Surgery is a supportive team offering a complete approach to infertility and advanced reproductive disorders, in addition to general gynecologic care.
Dr. Tom Lyons OBGYN M.D. FACOG
           St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York and Chattanooga Tennessee.
Dr. C.Y. Liu is an internationally recognized leader and pioneer in the subspecialty of gynecological endoscopic surgery (laparoscopic and hysteroscopic) surgery. For the past 15 years, Dr. Liu has devoted his work exclusively to gynecological endoscopic surgery. Recognized internationally is his pioneer work in urogynecological laparoscopic surgery (a specialty dealing with female organ prolapse and urinary and fecal incontinence).

He holds the record for performing the most laparoscopic hysterectomy in the world and has extensive professional publications and presentations to his credit. Dr. Liu is one of the most sought-after surgeons for the performance of interactive live surgical demonstration at large international medical meetings both in United States and abroad. He was recognized and awarded by the European Gynecologic Endoscopic Society as one of the most achieved and excellent Gynecologic Endoscopic Surgeon in the world in September 2000, Paris, France. 

Dr. C.Y. Liu’s practice is limited to gynecological laser laparoscopic surgery, and he maintains a practice at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York and Chattanooga Tennessee. 

Adhesion Specialist

"The Cayman Advanced Gynecological Surgery Centre" 
Cayman, Islands 
Cayman Health Care Facility
 This first class hospital is located in the "British Overseas Territory" located in the Western Caribbean, 480 miles south of Miami, Florida, 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica. This medical facility not only offers the patient with "Adhesion Related Disorder and other Gynecological Conditions" first rate medical intervention and attention, they will be receiving their surgery from the top endoscopic surgeons from throughout the world AND it is located near Airports and Local attractions!  In the case of the Cayman Islands, mention beach’s, local temperatures..
                                     WELCOME TO DESTINATION CAYMAN ISLANDS 
Welcome to the Virtual shores of the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands are located in the Western Caribbean just a one-hour flight from Miami. Made up of three islands; Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. A British Crown colony with an envious standard of living, combining of one of the world's largest financial centres with first-class scuba diving and watersports. Come and swim with the stingrays or relax on the famous Seven Mile Beach! 
Dr. Howard Daisaran
Hospital Cuttings
by Ellis Downes, MD,
Hysterectomy & Alternatives

Royal Hospital For Women in Sidney Australia 
Thierry Vancaillie, M.D.  (Sydney, Australia) 

Thierry Vancaillie, MD, head of the Department of Endo-Gynecology at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney, Australia and acting medical director

Private Practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas
“Adhesions Prevention” and “Dealing with Practical Problems of MIS”, The Best For Women, A Joint
International Congress, RCOG 5 th International Meeting, Sydney, Australia, October 1-4, 2002. 
“Videotapes Are Essential For Documentation of Laparoscopic Surgery” Debate: D. Alan Johns , M.D. – Pro and Alan DeCherney, M.D. – Con, presented at the AAGL 31 st Annual Meeting, November 20-24, 2002 in Miami, Florida, (Scientific Program Chair). 

“Live Telesurgery: Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy”, presented at the Gynecologic Society for Uterine Disorders, “The Art of Surgery”, January 23-24, 2003, Orlando, Florida. “Endoscopy 2003, including LASH, Hysteroscopic Sterilization, Global Ablation.” D. Alan Johns , M.D., Presented at the 15 th Annual Pelham P. Staples, Jr., M.D. Educational Symposium, Arlington, Texas, October 2, 3, & 4, 2003. 

Adhesion Specialist
3700 Rufe Snow Drive, 
Fort Worth, Texas 76180
(817) 284-1152 
1325 Pennsylvania, Suite 350, 
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
(817) 810-9224

J. Glenn Bradley, MD Editorial Advisor
Not for profit
Information and Education Only

Pelvic Adhesions

Pelvic adhesions cause many problems for millions of women. From obstructed tubes associated with infertility, to pelvic tenderness, and painful intercourse, to chronic pelvic pain. Curiously, adhesions can be very extensive, yet relatively silent. They may remain silent indefinitely, or long after the causative event, become symptomatic.
The causes of adhesions are multiple but basically the tissue irritation that produces the adhesive process arises from an inflammatory event, or from trauma (i.e. post surgical). 

Though Dr. Bradley is not in practice any longer, he is an excellent resource for persons afflicted with ARD! he is one of the most compassionate, kindest and knowledgeable physicians I have ever known! Dr. Glenn Bradley stands among the greats in my book!
"God Bless Him Always!"

Dr. Lena Holmdahl MD, PhD
"Advances in the Understanding of Adhesions"
Dept. Surgery, Goteborg University, Sweden
Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden 
Sahlgrenska Sjukhuset Tel: +46 31-342 10 00 

Jennifer Lewis’s Endometriosis Site
Not for profit
Information and Education Only

Welcome to Endometriosis: Interactive Support & Information. Please browse all of the many resources throughout this site.

"The story of Jennifer Lewis' journey will encourage more women to take up the 
mantle of responsibility for their own health care."
-- Dr. Mark Perloe, 
Atlanta Reproductive Health Center


United Kingdom Adhesions Society
 Not for profit & Interactive web site

The United Kingdom Adhesions Society, UKAS is a National educational non-profit organisation representing men women and children who live each day with a debilitating condition known as ARD (Adhesions and their Related Disorders).  We offer Comprehensive information for patients and physicians, internet based support, in the form of chat rooms, message boards and discussion groups, a network across the UK to communicate with fellow sufferers, directing them to medical and complementary health professionals.
Kath Findlay
Klinikum Duisburg
For profit
Dr. Korell worked in the field of adhesions for 20 years - both 
Experimental and clinically.  Klinikum Clinic has offered adhesiolysis 
surgery, support and excellent medical intervention to patients from around 
the world. They also offer many types of Gynecological procedures.
Chief of OBGYN Dept 
Dr. Korell  OBGYN M.D

Thomas Lyons

Dr. Lyons is known for developing Laparoscopic Burch procedure for Urinary Stress Incontinence, in addition to other procedures for pelvic relaxation, vault prolapse, rectocele and enterocele, as well as Supracervical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy which leaves more of the woman intact for better sexual function post-operatively. He also has a global base of patients who have sought him out for his expertise.
"BY the victims of ARD FOR the victims of ARD!" 
Not for profit & Interactive web site
Life With Adhesion Related Disorder
{Sister site of}

Marla's Missives
Not for profit
Information and Education Only

Choosing Minimally Invasive Surgery
For profit

Confluent Surgical, Inc.
For profit


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