Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) July 12, 2008
Dr. Gary S. Berger, Medical Director of Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, today announced the addition of Dr. Charles W. Monteith to the staff at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, effective July 21, 2008.
Dr. Berger has been performing microsurgical tubal anastomosis and tubal implantation at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center since 1982. This is the first time that Dr. Berger has offered fellowship training in tubal reversal surgery. This surgical training will help to address an ominous forecast published in the medical journal, Fertility and Sterility, that said: "The future for tubal anastomosis seems grim... and, like the Roman Empire, may be lost in Antiquity". This prediction was based on a survey of reproductive endocrinologists in training and in practice that showed decreasing numbers of tubal anastomosis procedures are being performed.
Under the guidance of Dr. Berger, Dr. Monteith has been undergoing certification in tubal ligation reversal surgery since January 2008 and has assisted in more than one hundred reversal procedures. "My interest in becoming a tubal reversal surgeon began when I realized that tubal reversal surgery was gradually becoming less available to patients because of limited training opportunities for younger physicians", states Dr. Monteith. His desire to keep tubal reversal surgery as a viable option for women led him to leave a successful practice in obstetrics and gynecology to start a career in tubal ligation reversal.
Dr. Monteith attended college at Xavier University of Louisiana, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco where he received a Howard Hughes research fellowship and conducted research in molecular genetics. After completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Monteith accepted a Clinical Assistant Professor position with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina in 2001. He worked as an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wake Medical Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. for seven years where he practiced high-risk obstetrics and advanced surgical gynecology. Dr. Monteith spent a significant amount of time with the training and teaching of both medical students and residents.
Dr. Monteith is currently operating with Dr. Berger and will be certified as a tubal reversal specialist once his fellowship is complete. Dr. Monteith is now scheduling patients for tubal reversal surgery beginning July 21 at a reduced, introductory fee. During July and August, Dr. Berger will assist Dr. Monteith with his tubal reversal procedures. Dr. Berger says that by the time Dr. Monteith is operating on his own, he will be well qualified as an expert and will have participated in more tubal reversal procedures than most other specialists may see in a lifetime of practice.
Dr. Monteith said "I look forward to a successful career in tubal reversal surgery. It is with special gratitude that I thank Dr. Berger and the staff at the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center for accepting me with open arms and training me in both the science and art of tubal ligation reversal."
Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center is the only facility in the United States that is limited specifically to the practice of tubal reversal surgery. Additional information regarding tubal reversal surgery at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center, including profiles for Dr. Berger and Dr. Monteith, can be found on the website at http://www.tubal-reversal.net.
Julia Smith, RN
Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center
Phone: (919) 656-8204