Philosophy: Dr. Nick Kongoasa
Dr. K says...
'In medical school and during my OB/GYN residency training I was taught that the best treatment for pelvic pain from endometriosis was medical suppression, followed by one of the many forms of superficial surgical treatment (such as ablation, fulgeration, cautery, vaporization, etc.). This cycle was to be repeated until it no longer helped, and then a hysterectomy and bilateral salpingoophorectomy (removing the uterus, tubes, and ovaries) was done, putting the patient into surgical menopause. After that, if she still reported pain she was told it couldn't be gynecological. It was very harsh and thoughtless treatment, and it was wrong.
A New Approach
I was introduced to excision surgery during my fellowship at the Center for Endometriosis Care, and very soon I realized that excision of endometriosis was the answer. If ALL the endo were COMPLETELY removed, there would be no need for suppressive medications, no need to remove reproductive organs, and no need for a chemical or surgical menopause. By careful and meticulous surgery, I could restore the patient's anatomy and correct the root cause of infertility, which then eliminates the expensive and invasive procedures of artificial reproductive technology (ART) and promotes natural conception.
After God, family holds second place in my life. I feel called to treat women who suffer from pain and infertility, and help them reach goals of eliminating endo from their bodies, and of stepping away from rounds of medical suppression and towards the joys of conceiving and bearing children.
Here at The CRRS, we believe that when the cause of infertility is identified and properly treated, fertility is enhanced. And not just for one cycle, as with ART, but for numerous cycles.'
If you are interested in our approach, we invite you to submit your records for a free review.
Education and Training
Dr. Kongoasa attended medical school at the University of Manchester School of Medicine in England, and completed his internships in London and Stoke-on-Trent in the UK. He accepted a research appointment with the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, followed by OB/GYN residency in NJ. During this time he received the 2013 AAGL Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Surgery award. Next, he completed a Fellowship with the Center for Endometriosis Care (CEC) in Atlanta. He then returned to his residency program in NJ, this time as faculty. However, the opportunity to work alongside the internationally renowned endo excisionist Dr. Ken Sinervo drew him back to Atlanta and the CEC. The CRRS was launched to fulfill Dr. K's desire to focus on enhancing fertility as well as treating endometriosis.
- Kongoasa N, Sinervo K, Guidone H, Albee R. How effective is Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy in Treating Adenomyosis? JMIG. 2014 Nov;21(6):S127
- Kongoasa N, Sinervo K, Guidone H, Albee R. Clinical, Surgical, and Quality of Life Outcomes Following Laparoscopic Excision of Endometriosis and Bowel Resection for Invasive Bowel Endometriosis. JMIG. 2014 Nov;21(6):S38
- Kongoasa N, Voralu K, Mokrzycki M. Does vaginal prolapse affect synthetic mesh erosion rates? Obstet Gynecol. 2014 May;123 Suppl 1:1S
- Kongoasa N, Brost B, Shridhar V, Chien J. Cytokines and Hormonal Regulation of HtrA1 Expression in Trophoblast Cells. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008; 199(6):S222
- McWeeney D, Ajayi F, Kongoasa N, Gaffey T, Shridhar V, Brost B, Chien J. The degree of expression of serine protease HtrA1 and its effects on trophoblast cell invasion in normal and abnormal placentation. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008; 199(6):S83
- Kongoasa N, Ajayi F, Gaffey T, Asmann YW, Watson W, Lala P, Shridhar V, Brost B, Chien J. Upregulation of Serine Protease HtrA1 in Preeclampsia and its Role in Trophoblast Cell Migration and Invasion. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2008; 199:557.e1-557.e10
- Stead LG, Stead SM, Kaufman MS, Suarez LF. Student and Resident Reviewers: Kongoasa N, Ganti A, Harper S, Mell HK, Enduri S, Smith S, Patel V, Vaidynathan L, Sagar A, Sandefur BJ, Thanarajasingham, G. First Aid for the Obstetrics & Gynecology Clerkship: the Student to Student Guide. 2nd ed.. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2007.
- Irvin A, Gilmore RM, Decker WW, Kongoasa N, Ganti A, Weaver A, Brown RD, Stead LG. Risk of Subsequent Myocardial and Cerebral Ischemic Events Following Emergency Department Presentation for Ischemic Stroke. Stroke, 2006; 37(2):695.
- Gilmore RM, Decker WW, Kongoasa N, Stead LG. Ischemic Stroke Subtype Predicts Mortality Independent of Emergency Department National Institute of Health Stroke Scale. Ann Emerg Med, 2005; 46(3):S1.
- Ganti A, Kongoasa N, Gilmore RM, Stead LG. Influence of Sex on Functional Outcome Following Emergency Department Presentation for Acute Stroke. Ann Emerg Med, 2005; 46(3):S63.
- Kongoasa N, O’Mahony F, Ismail K. Do Women Read and Understand the Information Given to Them Regarding Antenatal Screening? 30th British Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Book of Abstracts, 2004; 120
- ‘’Does vaginal prolapse affect synthetic mesh erosion rates?’’ Oral presentation at the 2014 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical Meeting. Chicago. April 2014.
- ‘’The Occurrence of Ischemic Stroke Associated with Discontinuing Aspirin or Warfarin.’’ Poster presentation at the Royal Society of Medicine Student Members’ Group Research Presentation Prize Meeting. London. November 2005.
- “Surgical Intervention for Small Bowel Obstruction: Clues in the Serum Chemistry.” Poster presentation at the American College of Emergency Physicians 2005 Scientific Assembly. Washington, DC. September 2005.
- “Do Women Read and Understand the Information Given to Them Regarding Antenatal Screening?” Oral presentation at the RCOG Medical Students and Young Doctors Day. London. January 2006 and Poster presentation at the 30th British Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Glasgow. July 2004.
Honors and Awards
- America Top OB/GYN, Minimally Invasive Gynecology,
Consumer Research Council of America, 2017
- Top Physician, Endometriosis Surgery,
International Association of Healthcare Professional, 2015
- Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Surgery,
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 2013
- International Level Research Grant Award for $20,000,
Thrasher Research Fund – Early Career Award, USA, 2008
- International Level, Finalist,
Royal Society of Medicine Student Members’ Group Research Presentation Prize, UK, 2005
- International Level, 1st Prize,
Richard Johanson Obstetric Prize, UK, 2005
- Half tuition merit scholarship,
Bell Concord Scholarship, UK, 2000