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Dr. Nezhat is the proud founder and sponsor of the Worldwide EndoMarch

Million women march for endometriosis - Nezhat Camran
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On behalf of the Nezhat Family and Board Members of the EndoMarch, I would like to express my immense gratitude for your time and efforts to raise awareness for millions of women and girls suffering from endometriosis.

It has been only a week since the cold, windy day of our 1st Annual Worldwide EndoMarch in Washington, DC. However, I am still overwhelmed with pride for how all of you made this a truly momentous international event. According to the park service, over 2000 of you were there marching on the National Mall, demonstrating a united front for change in front of our nation’s Capitol despite the weather. I would also like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all of the thousands of volunteers and supporters from around the world who made so many countless sacrifices throughout the entire nine months leading up to the march.

For those who could not attend one of the worldwide events, the presence of your rallying spirit was certainly felt. The commitment everyone has shown to this cause will undoubtedly increase awareness about endometriosis and help us reach our goal of empowering people with knowledge to combat this life-altering disease. This is only the beginning. We will continue to move forward with our mission to bring worldwide attention to endometriosis and meaningful change to women’s health.

Hope to see you all at next year’s 2nd Annual Worldwide EndoMarch, taking place on Saturday, March 28, 2015.


Camran Nezhat, MD

Watch the exciting recorded video of the event:

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Camran Nezhat, MD, FACS, FACOG, is the internationally renowned laparoscopic surgeon, scientist, and innovator in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Camran Nezhat-the pioneer and inventor of Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Dr. Camran Nezhat is one of the world's most respected endometriosis specialists. Dr. Camran Nezhat is Director of his own private practice at the Center for Special Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery in Palo Alto, California. For his outstanding contributions as the pioneer and leading practitioner in the field of laparoscopic surgery, specializing in laparoscopic treatment of severe endometriosis involving multiple organs, management of infertility, myomas of the uterus, and other pelvic diseases, Dr. Nezhat has received numerous awards from the most prestigious medical societies. Dr. Camran CV

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Minimally Invasive Surgery Center specializes in the diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of female reproductive disorders including:

  • - Endometriosis
  • - Infertility
  • - Fibroids (Leiomyomas)
  • - Ovarian Cysts
  • - Pelvic Pain
  • - Laparoscopic Surgery (MIS)
  • - Robotic-assisted Surgery


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  • I had one natural miscarriage and afterwards had undergone IVF…
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  • We were trying for a kid since 4 years but never were successful.
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  • Before I saw Nezhat for my severe endometriosis and PCOS I was under the impression...
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  • He found my problems that others had missed, cured me, and continues to provide caring follow-up 3+ years...
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  • 8 years, 3 different diseases that were previously undiagnosed, miscarriage, IVF the whole shebang…
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