The CEC’s sole focus as a practice is and always has been, for more than 2 decades, on the surgical excision of endometriosis and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery for pelvic pain; we do not sell products or offer other services i.e. obstetrics, aesthetics, etc.  We do believe, however, that multidisciplinary care combined with LAPEX (surgical excision) as the cornerstone can facilitate a successful approach to living well in spite of endometriosis; i.e. nutrition, physical therapy and more. Thus we are very pleased to work with a complement of world-class colleagues, all specialists in their own fields, to offer total care to our patients. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may receive care with one or some of our colleagues when you come to Atlanta for surgery with us.

We are also happy to offer general resources herein to assist individuals in finding additional care. Please note this resource is for informational purpose only and does not imply endorsement by or affiliation with the CEC. Practitioners we work with in our OR and/or locally are so noted by the “*” symbol.

Thoracic surgeon, Dr. John Gouldman*

Laparoscopic general/bowel surgeon, Dr. Paul Macik*

Laparoscopic/robotic urologic surgery, Dr. Scott Miller*

Leading fertility groups:*

For pelvic physiotherapy, we routinely refer our patients to the American Physical Therapy Association website, where there is a very helpful “find a PT” menu. Our local physiotherapists are Dr. Amanda Holt, DPT, MTC,* Clinic Director of Physiotherapy Associates – Lake Hearn, 1100 Lake Hearn Dr NE, Suite 130, Atlanta, GA 30342, PH 404-303-0355; Dr. Sara Bolden;* Dr. Elizabeth Kemper;* and Dr. Jenny Hunt.* We are also pleased to welcome Dr. Jessica Reale to our local PT referral network. For our patients in the Northeast, we refer to Dr. Sallie Sarrel.* Find others located elsewhere here:

Dr. Christoper Sarzen, Greater Atlanta Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, PC

Dr. Martha Boone*

Bruce Green, MD*

Vascular Surgeons
The Vascular Institute of GA at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Jacqueline Castagno, MD

Gary Myerson, MD

Robert Albin, MD*

Pain Clinics/Pain Management
R. Charles Brownlow, MD

Gynecologic Oncology
Stephanie Yap, MD

Mark Harris,  MD

Daniel Moore, MD

Nerve Entrapment, Pudendal Neuralgia & Peripheral Nerve Conditions
Arnold Lee Dellon, MD

General OB/GYN
Michael Echemendia, MD*

Jacqueline Walters, MD*

Atlanta Nephrology Associates, PC
5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast  Atlanta, GA 30342

Hematology/Cancer Care
Ronald Steis, MD

Immunology, Homeopathy, Acupuncture
Seneca Anderson, DOM, ND, L.Ac

Lewinter Acupuncture

Howard Silk, MD

Dian Shepperson Mills, Cert Ed, BA, Dip ION, MA
Best known for her extensive work investigating the link between endometriosis and diet, Dian is the Founder & Lead Nutritionist of the Endometriosis Fertility Clinic in the United Kingdom.  Her book, Endometriosis: Healing through Nutrition, is largely considered the best print resource for information on diet as it relates to the disease.

Erin Luyendyk, RHN is a top expert Registered Holistic Nutritionist providing vast resources and information on the topic of endometriosis and diet.

You may also be interested in information about The Zone Diet, the Paleo Diet, and the Naturopathic approach.  You can find more resources related to diet and endometriosis here.

Healing Painful Sex: a Woman’s Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing & Treating Sexual Pain by Deborah Coady, MD & Nancy Fish, MSW, MPH

Psychiatry/Clinical Psychology
Dr. Jennifer Ritchie-Goodline is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in health, pain management and women’s issues (Denver, CO)

Casey Berna, LMSW, Infertility Counseling