Minimally Invasive Surgery Cases- Dr. Lee McAllen, Texas
Case #1 –
A 48 year old female with a history of lower right abdominal pain for three months. Her ultrasound showed a complex 7 cm right ovarian mass. Her tumor markers (blood test to screen for ovarian cancer) were within normal limits (thus not suggesting cancer).
I performed a diagnostic laparoscopy with laparoscopic removal of the ovarian mass. This was done only making three small incisions, the largest being one centimeter. The patient went home that day!!
See images below. (click on image to expand)
Ovarian mass is scarred down to the pelvic side wall, making the surgery challenging to do laparoscopically.
Mass has been excised from pelvic side wall, it is then drained, and then brought through small incision.
A 22 year old female that presented to the ER with severe abdominal pain. Her ultrasound and CT scan showed bilateral ovarian cysts that appeared to be dermoid ovarian cysts. The left ovarian cyst was 12 cm and the right was 6cm. Since she was in severe pain, I assumed she had an ovarian torsion. This is where the blood vessels to the ovary twist multiple times and the ovary an cyst fill up with blood that is not able to return through the ovarian vein.
I performed a diagnostic laparoscopy with laparoscopic removal of her left 12 cm dermoid cyst and ovary through a 12mm (1.2 cm) incision near her belly button. Fortunately her right ovary had not torsed, even though she had a large dermoid on that side as well. I performed a cystectomy on her right side (removed the dermoid cyst on the right, leaving her ovary on that side). This also was removed through the 12 mm incision.
Ovarian torsion with a 12cm ovarian dermoid cyst.
Ovarian vessels have been detorsed or untwisted. Dermoid cyst filled with clotted blood (purple discoloration seen).
Opposite ovary with dermoid cyst. Hair present that is inside the dermoid cyst.
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Great physician!!! Dr. Lee has a tremendous understanding in female hormone issues, which has helped change my life around. Highly recommend him to any woman looking for a doctor who listens, cares, and has the patient’s best interest in mind.
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Dr. Lee, we’re continually grateful for the amazing care you have provided us during this entire journey. As well as grateful for your kindness, dedication, and your overall understanding of a women’s needs during pregnancy, labor, and birth.
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I felt much at ease with this wonderful Dr. that took care of me and my baby girl right since the beginning! I can’t tell you how much we appreciate and thank you for all the love, care, and support we received! Now this is a Dr. that surely cares for his patients! I know that GOD put him in our paths for a reason. We love you Dr. Lee
Thank you so much, Dr. Lee!! I could not have done it without you! I feel so grateful to have had such a kind, caring, compassionate, and PATIENT doctor to help us deliver our little boy.
Dear Dr. Lee on behalf of my family we would like to thank you endlessly for performing a top of the line surgery on my wife Lovely… You are a true master of your profession and I hope you will be part of South Texas Medical Community for a long time to come. Thank you endlessly and god bless you and your family.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Lee VERY HIGHLY to anyone. He is a thorough, thoughtful, kind, and godly man who truly cares for his patients.
Dr. Lee is hands-down the best doctor I have ever been to! He is thorough, takes his time, personable and explains the process involved in all procedures. My only wish is that he was my GP too!