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ARIZONA SURGEON SURVIVES CANCER & INVENTS WORLD RECORD SETTING CANCER SURGERY

August 2, 2017

Release: http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drmarchandrelease.html

Dr. Greg Marchand MD Sets World Record in Tumor-Removal Surgery
for Removing Largest Cancerous Tumor:
17-centimeter (Approximately 7 inch) Ovarian Tumor Removed through
In-Bag Morcellation Technique with Belly Button Incision Smaller than a Dime
--For Minimal Scarring, Less Pain, and Faster Recovery--


B-roll: https://youtu.be/xotuRC-jalc
Video: https://youtu.be/PgXB5i7FIxE
Unedited: https://youtu.be/4NtmXNdkFg4

Mesa, AZ, August 2, 2017 -- Dr. Greg J. Marchand http://gregmarchandmd.com/, an award-winning board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist dedicated to reducing invasive surgeries, recently became the first U.S. surgeon to earn a prestigious accreditation for his outstanding record of performing and promoting minimally invasive procedures. The World Record Academy awarded Dr. Greg J. Marchand and his surgical team the world’s record for removing the largest cancerous tumor -- a 17-centimeter (6.69-inch) cancerous ovarian tumor about the size of a junior sized soccer ball -- using an incision smaller than a dime.

Dr. Marchand’s In-Bag Morcellation Technique for Minimally Invasive Surgery for Cancerous Tumors

Dr. Marchand and his team completed the procedure using “In-Bag” Morcellation, a technique developed by Dr. Marchand in which the tumor is bagged and broken down so the particles can be extracted one by one laparoscopically. Otherwise, patients would need a sizeable incision to surgically remove such a large mass, requiring additional recovery time, pain, risk, and a delay in chemotherapy or other medications. Dr. Marchand, a board-certified OB-GYN specializing in minimally invasive surgery, worked closely with a gynecologic oncologist in completing this amazing surgery. While removing cysts and tumors using laparoscopic surgery is a standard practice, it is rare to use the technique in conjunction with an ovarian cancer staging procedure.

Marchand placed an Endocatch bag (Endo Catch™ II 15 mm Specimen Pouch) around the tumor through incisions made through the belly button, then brought the lip of the bag to the incision. He then broke apart the mass inside the bag and took the pieces out. Marchand said the most difficult part of the surgery was removing the cancerous mass without spilling any cancer cells into the abdomen. If cancerous material spilled back into the abdomen, the cancer could have spread and worsened the patient’s prognosis. The World Record Academy verified that this type of technique had never been accomplished previously on any malignant tumor this large.

Advancements in Cancer Surgery are Just as Important as Newest Cancer-Fighting Drugs

Dr. Marchand, who was diagnosed in 2010 with mixed-cell carcinoma (an aggressive cancer of the testes), said it is particularly gratifying that his technique can help cancer patients. He received surgery and treatments in 2010 and has been in remission ever since. “I know what it’s like to face a diagnosis of cancer,” Marchand said. “In my opinion, advancements in the surgical treatment of cancer are just as important as the newest cancer-fighting drugs and chemotherapy agents. If we can use minimally invasive surgery to take some of the recovery time and complications out of cancer surgery, then I think we’ve really done a lot of good for patients fighting cancer.”

This is Dr. Marchand’s second world record in laparoscopic surgery. In 2008, Dr. Marchand was awarded a Guinness World Record for the removal of the largest uterus laparoscopically. In this case, it was not a cancerous mass, but a seven-pound benign (non-cancerous) uterus that was removed. In addition to the two world records, Dr. Marchand is extensively published in laparoscopic surgery publications and was recently recognized as the first U.S. surgeon to receive SOEMIS recognition (Surgeon of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery) from The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist’s (AAGL.org) and the Surgical Review Corporation http://www.surgicalreview.org.

For more information on Dr. Marchand, his research, and publications, please see Fact Sheet: http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drgregmarchandmdfactsheet.html, Website: www.gregmarchandmd.com, and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marchandobgynpllc/.

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Videos:
B-roll: https://youtu.be/xotuRC-jalc
Unedited: https://youtu.be/4NtmXNdkFg4
Video: https://youtu.be/PgXB5i7FIxE

Fact Sheet: http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drgregmarchandmdfactsheet.html
Case Report: http://www.thomas-pr.com/drmarchand/drgregmarchandmdcasereport.html

Photos:
Endocatch Device: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdendocatch3.html
Surgery without (left) and with Dr. Greg Marchand’s Technique (right): http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdsurgery.html
World Record Academy Award Logo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdworldrecordlogo.html
World Record Academy Award: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdworldrecord.html
Dr. Greg Marchand MD Photo: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdphoto.html
Dr. Greg Marchand MD: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdsuit.html
Dr. Greg Marchand MD in Operating Room with Endoflex: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdendocatch.html
Dr. Greg Marchand MD in Operating Room with Endoflex - 2: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdendocatch2.html
Dr. Greg Marchand MD in Operating Room: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdoperating.html
Dr. Greg Marchand MD - In-Bag Morcellation Technique with Endocatch Device: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdmorcellation.html
Dr. Greg Marchand MD - In-Bag Morcellation Technique: http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/drgregmarchandmdmorcellation2.html