Donald I. Galen, M.D., FACOG
Gynecologic Endoscopy and Minimally-Invasive Surgeon
Director of Clinical Research for Minimally-invasive surgical technologies
Fluoroscopic Operator & Supervisor License, California
Continuing Medical Education speaker and author for physician CME courses
||DONALD I. GALEN, M.D. obtained his undergraduate degree at University
of California, Los Angeles in molecular genetics and microbiology, and
attended USC School of Medicine. His four year residency training in obstetrics
& gynecology was at UC Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Galen is
certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and by
the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy. He is also a member
of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons and numerous other professional
organizations. Dr. Galen is renowned for his expertise in gynecologic microsurgery,
minimally-invasive endoscopic surgery and Assisted Reproductive Technologies
(ART). He is active in didactic and hands-on surgical teaching.
Non-incisional Occlusion of fallopian tubes in
women with Hydrosalpinx prior to In Vitro Fertilization. This is a
new off-label study designed to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of a non-incisional
technique for sealing damaged fallopian tubes prior to IVF in order to improve
IVF pregnancy rates. For further information, call (925) 973-5012. NOTE:
Interested patients can participate in this study at no cost.
Dr. Galen performs the first infertility
surgery using the "da Vinci Surgical System" (a robotic system recently
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.), designed by Intuitive
Surgical, Inc. Dr. Galen performed
a microsurgical tubal reanastomosis using this new surgical system that
allows Dr. Galen to operate remotely through tiny incisions, resulting
in significantly less trauma for the patient. Click
here for more information on this procedure. Click
here to read the Wired news story.
Essure Multicenter Off-Label Treatment
for Hydrosalpinx Before In Vitro Fertilization Donald I. Galen, MD, Naveed Khan,
MD, Kevin Richter, PhD. J Minim
Invasive Gynecol, May 2011. This is the largest study published to date in
the world literature using transcervical tubal occlusion technology for proximal
tubal occlusion of damaged fallopian tubes to improve pregnancy outcomes with
IVF. This is an office procedure that does not involve any incisions or major
- Halt RadioFrequency Ablation of Uterine
Non-incisional lapariscopic technique for removal of uterine
fibroids. - No cost to patients.
CAUTION – Investigational device. Limited by Federal (or
United States) law to investigational use only.
This study was completed as of October, 2011, and no new
applications will be accepted.
An Analysis of Phase II and Phase III
Procedures of Radiofrequency Volumetric Ablation of Symptomatic Uterine
Fibroids. D.I. Galen, M.D, FACOG
This paper was presented at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeon (SLS)
meeting in Los Angeles in Sept 2011, and was awarded the Best Scientific
Gynecology Paper for this meeting.
Reduction of Trocar-Related Laparoscopic
Complications Using Radially-Expanding Access (REA) Devices.
This paper is a review of 541 Step radially-expanding access cannulas
for abdominal access during laparoscopy. In contrast to all conventional
sharp trocar systems, there were no major vascular injuries, abdominal wall
bleeding, intestinal injuries, bladder or ureteral injuries, liver trauma,
or post-operative incisional hernias - these differences are statistically
significant. J. Am. Assoc. Gynecol. Laparosc. 6(1): 79-84, 1999.
Creation and Advantages of a Fully Integrated Office-Based Operating Room.
Presentation of the benefits resulting from utilization of an office based
operating room suite for 300 gynecologic and ART procedures. Presented
at the International Congress of Gynecologic Endoscopy - Atlanta, GA, November
1998. (This file is viewable and/or downloadable in Adobe Acrobat
- 1996 Video Encyclopedia Supplement: New and Evolving Technologies (published December, 1996)
Donald I. Galen, M.D., FACOG
There has been a technological evolution and revolution in the field
of gynecologic endoscopy during the past 8 years. The physician cannot
help but notice new endoscopic surgical techniques at virtually every professional
meeting or while reading peer-review journals. The associated rapid improvement
in existing technologies as well as the appearance of new instrumentation
and equipment has changed the way most gynecologists now provide care to
their patients. In this Supplement to the Video Encyclopedia of Endoscopic
Surgery, the newest and most salient technologies, and their application
for improved patient care will be reviewed.
Reducing Complications at Laparoscopic
Hysterectomy. Supplement to OBG Management, January 1998,
Safe LAVH Technique: Matching Surgical
Skill to Laparoscopy Equipment. Contemporary
OB/GYN Vol 42, pages 67-78, April, 1997.
Myomectomy - removal
or non-incisional radiofrequency volumetric ablation of uterine fibroids with minimal or no abdominal incisions,
performed as an outpatient procedure.
Expert Witness for medical-legal case reviews
Dr. Galen has over twenty years consulting experience in Medical Malpractice Standard of Care,
medical record review, deposition and trial testimony.
Copyright 2000-2012 Donald I. Galen, M.D., FACOG
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