IGCS and Nezhat Family Foundation join forces to revolutionize Women's Healthcare Worldwide
The International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) and The Nezhat Family Foundation are partnering to revolutionize women's healthcare worldwide through training in advanced minimally invasive and robotic surgery. The program, aptly named ‘The IGCS and Nezhat Family Foundation Advanced Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Training,’ is generously funded by the Nezhat Family Foundation.
The first fellowship program will be hosted by Ankara Baskent University Hospital in Turkey, chosen for its exceptional facilities, faculty, and management structures.
Dr. Farr Nezhat, an expert gynecologic oncologist, and his brothers, Camran, and Ceana, are considered innovators and trailblazers whose significant contributions have revolutionized modern-day surgery. Dr. Camran Nezhat is best known for inventing video-assisted endoscopy and was the first to perform groundbreaking advances in minimally invasive surgical procedures that have helped millions of patients around the globe.
The lack of training and investment in many parts of the world makes it challenging for patients to access minimally invasive surgery, and this program aims to address this issue by providing practical and dynamic content, the latest technology, safe surgical approaches, and risk detection.
Dr. Farr Nezhat, representing the Nezhat Family Foundation in this global training program, emphasizes that their organizations’ shared passion for advancing global training and commitment to improving outcomes for women afflicted with gynecologic disease make this program particularly timely and impactful.
On behalf of the IGCS leadership, we are grateful for the work of our board members, Drs. Greta Dreyer and David Atallah, who know well the benefits that will come from the contribution. The IGCS leadership is grateful to the Nezhat Family Foundation for their generosity and dedication to advancing surgical care to benefit patients worldwide.