Michael Galloway, DO, is a graduate of Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, CA. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wright State University and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Galloway is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, specializing in routine, high-risk obstetrics, vaginal pelvic reconstruction, and laparoscopic and robotic assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Galloway currently practices at Miami Valley Hospital and is an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Galloway is a founding member of the " Robotic Residency Training Network" which includes several other residency programs including Duke, North Carolina, John Hopkins, Harvard, Cleveland Clinic, Lehigh Valley, Central Florida including Wright State University. He is one the earliest adaptors of robotic surgical simulation training since the daVinci system was introduced. Dr. Galloway is the Director of the Obstetric and Gynecology Residency Program and Director of Gynecologic Surgery. Dr. Galloway is also the co-director of the Brethen Center for Surgical Advancement at Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Galloway has several written publications relating to gynecology and gynecologic surgical simulation. He has been a "Distinguished Faculty Member" and presented at both international and national meetings. Research interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery techniques and education


Objectives: 1) Understand past and current trends in gynecologic surgery 2) Understand evidence techniques and technology in gynecology surgery 3) Explain benefits to patient safety and cost relating to gynecologic surgery 4) Understand training techniques to improve competency in gynecologic surgery Over the past twenty years, gynecologic surgery has evolved from primarily abdominal approach to the current focus on minimally invasive surgical techniques. Minimally invasive techniques include vaginal and laparoscopic techniques. Evolution in laparoscopic technology and equipment has exploded to include multiple vessel sealing instruments of varying modalities, instruments with “wristed” capabilities and robotic assisted technology. Single port laparoscopy and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery, NOTES, are other variations of laparoscopic technology. Vaginal surgery is still touted as the “ultimate” minimally invasive surgery by ACOG, however, its use has not grown over this time. Many surgeons have had limited training in vaginal surgery and are not as comfortable with this approach. What really is the best approach? Why does it matter what surgical approach is chosen? How are physicians able to gain competency and proficiency in this, ever changing, environment? How do we improve patient safety and outcomes in gynecologic surgery?

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