Laparoscopy Expert Witnesses

Laparoscopy expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on laparoscopy. The laparoscopy expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: General Surgery, Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Sexual Health, and Trauma Surgery.

Amy Sarver, MD

Cave Springs , Arkansas
Obstetrics & Gynecology - obgyn, shoulder dystocia, fetal birth injury, VBAC, Cesarean section, vacuum delivery, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, hysterectomy, maternal birth injury, fibroids, ectopic pregnancy, hormones, failure to diagnose cancer
Board certified, expert witness experience

Peyman Banooni, MD

Beverly Hills, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - obgyn, shoulder dystocia, fetal birth injury, VBAC, Cesarean Section, Endometriosis, Vacuum Delivery, Laparoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, Hysteroscopy, Hysterectomy, Essure, Maternal Birth Injury, Fibroids, Failure to Diagnose Cancer, Ectopic Pregnancy, Infertility, Hormones
Dr. Banooni is a board ceritified ob/gyn with over 15 years of experience. He is currently in private practice practicing obstetrics and gynecology. His areas of emphasis are minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, high risk obstetrics, and office related procedures. He has experience as an expert witness in legal cases and has also served as an expert for the medical board of California. He has served on the peer review committee at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for over 2 years. In addition, Dr Banooni is involved in clinical research as the primary investigator for multiple FDA trials.

Melissa G. Drake, MD

Santa Barbara, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - reproductive, high-risk pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, hysterectomy, laparoscopy, preterm labor, ectopic pregnancy, lactation, Caesarean section, incompetent cervix, hypertensive disorders, VBAC, TOLAC, malpresentation, shoulder dystocia, abnormal labor, gestational diabetes, obstetrical hemorrhage
I obtained my medical degree at the University of Arizona and completed residency training at George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC, where I carried a medical license in three different jurisdictions (VA, MD, and DC). During this time, I worked at hospitals where 2,000 - 10,000 babies were delivered annually and gained experience in both low- and high-risk pregnancy, as well as obstetrical emergencies including shoulder dystocia, hemorrhage, amniotic fluid embolus, seizure, and stroke. My particular areas of interest include TOLAC/VBAC, cesarean section, labor pain relief, patient autonomy, and medical ethics. My strengths include a robust verbal persuasive ability, strong written and verbal communication skills, a tenacious work ethic, and the ability to solve problems creatively.

Daniel F. Rychlik, MD

Santa Barbara, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Reproductive Medicine, Infertility, Endometriosis, fetal development, Adenomyosis, recurrent pregnancy loss, miscarriage, hysteroscopy, menorrhagia, PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, laparoscopy, ovarian mass, ovarian torsion, ectopic pregnancy, fallopian tube, puberty, precocious puberty, genetics
An internationally recognized fertility specialist, I have given lectures across the globe and have been helping people achieve their dreams of building a family for over a decade. I am double board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology and hold admitting privileges at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. I also work closely with urology specialists to treat severe male factor infertility. I have constructed, cultivated, and expanded multiple infertility clinics around the country, and have served as a mentor for other fertility specialists and have teaching experience at all levels, from medical students to fellows to colleagues. I received my BS, MD, and residency at the University of Illinois, and moved on to complete a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the prestigious University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. I was one of the first private practice physicians to receive the prestigious CREST scholarship, in conju...

James G Tappan, MD JAMES G. TAPPAN, M.D.

San Mateo, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, LAPAROSCOPY, BIRTH INJURY, LABOR MANAGEMENT, FETAL MONITORING, OBSTETRICAL COMPLICATIONS, CEREBRAL PALSY, CESAREAN SECTION, GYNECOLOGICAL SURGERY COMPLICATIONS, VACUUM AND FORCEPS DELIVERY, ABORTION, SEXUAL ASSAULT.
BOARD CERTIFIED IN OB & GYN SINCE 1976 AND VOLUNTARILY RECERTIFIED ANNUALLY SINCE 1999; FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OB & GYN; FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS; EXPERT REVIEWER FOR THE MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA; TEACHING FACULTY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF OB-GYN AT THE DAVID GRANT USAF MEDICAL CENTER, TRAVIS AFB, FROM MAY 2006 TO MAY 2012; PROFESSIONAL STAFF, DEPT OB-GYN, BARSTOW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL SINCE JUN 2012; MEDICAL STAFF, DEPT OB-GYN AT ALTA BATES SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER, BERKELEY, CA, 2016-2017; EXPERTISE IN PEER REVIEW, CASE ANALYSIS, WRITTEN REPORTS, AND TESTIMONY AT DEPOSITION AND TRIAL IN PLAINTIFF & DEFENSE MALPRACTICE CASES AND CRIMINAL CASES INVOLVING ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT; EVALUATION OF IMPACT OF ACCIDENTS ON PREGNANCIES; WILLING TO TRAVEL.

Rafael Guinot, MD, FACOG South Miami OB/GYN Associates

Miami, Florida
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - High risk Pregnancy, Ectopic pregnancy, Abortion/Miscarriage, Shoulder Dystocia, Preterm Labor/Delivery, Preeclampsia/ Hypertension, Hemorrhage, Pelvic infections/cervical dysplasia(abnormal Pap Smear), Laparoscopy, Menorrhagia, Hysteroscopy/Hysterectomy, Uterine Fibroids/Polyps/IUD
Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist Fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member of Peer Review, Quality and Compliance and Credentialing Committees In Private Practice performing over 200 deliveries and 100 gynecologic procedures per year Medical Expert witness experience for Plaintiff and Defense cases. Experienced in complicated deliveries, Birth injury and fetal distress, asphyxia. shoulder dystocia, Obstetrical hemorrhage,Hysterectomy, Fibroids ,polyps, Laparoscopic complications. Prolonged labor and failure to perform Cesarean Sections on time. Vaccum assisted delivery complications, Uterine perforations, IUD complications. Expert Diagnosis and Management of Cervical Dysplasia pathology,Fluent in English and Spanish

ERIC S PULSFUS, MD

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Florida
Obstetrics & Gynecology - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS, HORMONE REPLACEMENT, PELVIC PROLAPSE, VAGINAL SURGERY, LAPAROSCOPY
I am a common sense, down to basics, and straightforward communicator. I have lead my institutions, on multiple surveys, in " patient felt doctor communicated effectively". 23 year busy practice in Obstetrics and gynecology with great patient satisfaction, high quality outcomes, and no malpractice judgments/settlements. If you need a no nonsense efficient and accessible expert, here I am.

Barry S Verkauf, M.D.,M.B.A Univ. South Florida School of Medicine;Barry S Verkauf MD,MBA ,LLC

Tampa, Florida
Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology - Infertility, IVF , embryo transfer,conception counseling, tubal surgery,myomectomy,laparoscopy, ovulation induction, general gynecology,sexual counseling, menopause ,recurrent miscarriage
Professor Dept OBGYN University of South Florida School of Medicine 1974-present. AMA Delegate 2000-2015 for American Society of Reproductive Endocrinology Board Certified OBGYN Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Selected for Top Doctors in Tampa; Florida ;and South East; Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award; American Society of Reproductive Medicine Distinguished Service Award.

Brian S Myers, MD, FACS

Stockbridge, Georgia
General Surgery - LAPAROSCOPY, STOMACH, BOWEL OBSTRUCTION & TUMORS, COLON CANCER & DIVERTICULITIS, GERD, FUNDOPLICATION, PARAESOPHAGEAL HERNIA, DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA, ABDOMEN & INGUINAL HERNIA, ACHALASIA, ADRENAL TUMORS, SPLEEN, BILIARY, CHOLECYSTITIS, ZENKER'S DIVERTICULUM
A practising general surgeon with a particular emphasis on minimally invasive techniques in the state of Georgia since 1999, my practice covers the breadth of general surgery from the common (i.e. cholecystectomies) to the rare (pheochromocytomas). Serving in leadership positions and on medical committees where I review charts on a regular basis in order to make challenging decisions on colleague's conduct and judgement has given me the skills to expeditiously review charts and make well thought out grounded recommendations.

Brett Cassidy, MD Aishling Obstetrics and Gynecology

Naperville, Illinois
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sexual Health - Essure, Hysterectomy, Cesarean section, Vaginal delivery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial ablation, Laparoscopy, Robotic surgery, IUD, Birth control, Pap smear, Heavy periods, C-section
Expert witness for Essure mass tort case in Federal Court in Philadelphia National proctor for Intuitive Surgical for Robotic hysterectomy

Rebecca S. Keith, MD

Barrington, Illinois
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopy, Obstetric Triage/Emergency
An experienced private practice physician in the Chicago Suburbs, practicing general Obstetrics and Gynecology for 14 years followed by a Surgical Gynecology practice for 2 years. Currently, a member of the teaching faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, working in the capacity of an Obstetric Emergency Department Hospitalist and Attending Physician to resident physicians and medical students in the areas of Obstetric Triage and Gynecologic urgent and emergent care.

Harvey H Kasner, MD, MBA, FACOG, FACS

Towson, Maryland
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - OB, Obstetrics, OB/GYN, OBGYN, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, c-section, cesarean section, forceps/vacuum delivery, shoulder dystocia, birth injury, gynecology, hysterectomy, myomectomy, dilation & curettage (D&C), tubal ligation, laparoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, bowel & ureter injury
Over 20 years of professional experience, academic training, and a broad and in-depth knowledge of healthcare environments that allows me to review medical facts and provide a thorough, fair and impartial assessment of the subject of the legal action. I manifest strong interpersonal relations and draw on a wide range of communication skills to inform, engage and provide complete, objective, and helpful information to both defense and plaintiff attorneys. I draw on those same skills to provide testimony regarding the standard of care that is easily understood by all parties involved in the matter. I have greater than 10 years of experience serving as chairman and/or a member of a hospital or organization committee, such as hospital medical board, compliance committee, advisory committee, quality assurance/physician performance improvement committee and peer review committee. This experience, along with a master’s in business administration (MBA) with a focus in medical management, ...

Eric J. Kraut, MD, FACS Eric J Kraut MD LLC

Owings Mills, Maryland
Trauma Surgery, General Surgery - General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care, abdominal surgery, hernias, laparoscopy, endoscopy, bleeding, sepsis, injuries, intestinal surgery, cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, diverticulitis, wounds, perforations, falls, motor vehicles crash, penetrating injuries, head injuries, missed injuries
I have been in practice for 25 years. I am an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University and I am board certified in general surgery and critical care. I have held many administrative positions which involved review of medical care. These include chief of surgery, trauma medical director, medical director of ambulatory surgery center, medical director and founder of a breast cancer center as well as educator of residents and students. I have had a broad experience in my career including both academic and private practices and levels 1, 2 and 3 trauma centers. I have maintained a broad range of skills. My career has included vascular, thoracic, oncologic, advanced laparoscopic and open procedures.

John P Brennan, MD John P. Brennan MD PC

Brooklyn, New York
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - labor and delivery, preeclampsia, endometriosis, fibroids, fibroids in pregnancy, cervical insufficiency, miscarriage, postpartum hemorrhage, uterine rupture, brachial plexus injury, shoulder dystocia, birth injury, cesarean section, VBAC, ectopic pregnancy, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy
Dr. John P. Brennan MD has been in active clinical practice for 30 years. Trained at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Board Certified American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Chairman of Hospital-wide Quality Assurance Committee for 10 years. Residency Program Director for 5 years. Medical Student Clerkship Director for 7 years. Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Mark L. de Fazio, MD, FACOG, C-EFM deFazio Obstetrics & Gynecology PC

Brooklyn, New York
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Vaginal delivery, Cesarean Section, Fetal Distress, Shoulder Dystocia, Breast Cancer Screening and Detection, Uterine Perforation, Hysterectomy, Myomectomy, Laparoscopy, VBAC, Uterine Rupture, Cervical Cancer Screening and Detection, Post Menopausal Bleeding
I am a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. I am an Attending physician at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College. My areas of expertise include all aspects of prenatal care and delivery, cesarean section, cervical and breast cancer screening and detection, postmenopausal bleeding, gynecologic surgery and general office practice.

James M. Wheeler, MD, MPH, JD Center for Women's Healthcare

Houston, Texas
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - OB/Gyn Board Certified, Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology-Fellowship Trained, Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy, Hysterectomy, Infertility, Hormones, Birth Injury, Surgery Complications, Medical Device Related Injury, Drug Related Injury
James M. Wheeler, MD, MPH, JD, magna cum laude from Harvard, is an OB/GYN trained at Baylor, with subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology / Infertility at Yale. He is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale, focusing upon clinical epidemiology and biostatistics and health policy. He also earned his MPH at Yale majoring in Biostatistics. Dr. Wheeler is a former national officer of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) & served on several of their health policy committees including the Health Care Commission and the Hysterectomy Committee. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers and has given over 200 invited lectures. Dr. Wheeler has consulted in hundreds of medicolegal matters for over 30 years. He has been a testifying expert before the FDA for drugs and devices and testified before U.S. Congressional staffers on health policy issues. Partial Case Topics Include: Birth Injury — Causation Cesarean Secti...