Dr. Sadikah Behbehani

Endometriosis Specialist

Excision Surgery

Address

Center for Endometriosis and Fertility
1901 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA, 92627

Phone: +1 (949) 2009 038
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Specialties
  • Pelvic Endometriosis
  • Infertility
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Dr. Sadikah Behbehani, Endometriosis Specialist

City: Costa Mesa,  California

Philosophy of Endometriosis Care: It doesn’t matter where it came from, what matters is that it’s removed. Endometriosis, like cancer, can spread via lymphatic channels and blood vessels. Also, pleuripotent stem cells in the pleura and peritoneum can lead to its development.

What type of surgery do you perform for endometriosis: I perform endometriosis excision surgery to remove the endo from its roots, but I also focus on preserving fertility. I remove endometriosis from around the fallopian tubes and ovaries routinely. My surgical strategies focus on minimizing damage to the ovaries to help preserve ovarian reserve and help with future fertility. I also perform tubal surgery when necessary. It’s important to appropriately excise the disease while minimizing damage to reproductive organs. I also excise endometriosis from the bowel, bladder, and diaphragm and perform an appendectomy when necessary.

Medication: I only recommend medication after surgery to ensure that all endometriosis has been appropriately excised. For bladder or muscular spasms, I prescribe cyclobenzaprine. For nerve pain, I prescribe gabapentin. Most of the time, I refer them to pain management, though, to take care of residual pain. I never prescribe narcotics, and I don’t send them to anyone who will.

Approach to Persistent Pain After Surgery: I work with them until their pain reaches a tolerable level. I refer them to specialists as needed (pain management, GI, PT), but I continue to oversee their treatment plan with visits q3-6 months.

Additional Info
Gender:

Female

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Insurance:

All insurance, but I am out of network

Waiting Time:

There is no wait time, usually scheduled within a couple of days.

In Practice Since Year:

2015

Fellowship & Certificates:

- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship, McGill University, Montreal, Qc, Canada, 2015–2017
- The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada- Specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sept. 2015
- The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Sept, 2017
- Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship (American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists)- Mayo Clinic, Arizona, July, 2019
- Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), July 2019

Residency:

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at McGill University, Montreal, Qc, Canada, 2010-2015

School:

- Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Kuwait University, Faculty of Medicine, June, 2008 - Graduated with Honors
- Bachelor Degree in Basic Medical Sciences, Kuwait University, Faculty of Medicine, – June, 2005 - Graduated with Honors

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