Dr. Robert B. Albee, Jr
MD, Facog, ACGE, CEC Founder Emeritus
Robert B. Albee, Jr, MD is internationally renowned as one of the world's foremost pioneers in Laparoscopic Excision of Endometriosis. It is through his vision and mission to leave a lasting legacy in endometriosis care that the CEC came to be. CONNECT WITH DR. ALBEE VIA HIS BLOG - VISIT TOPENDODOC.COM AND FOLLOW ALONG!
An award-winning surgeon with a lifetime of expertise in endometriosis and advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, Dr. Albee has helped thousands of patients from around the world. He is internationally known and respected by his peers and patients alike for his contributions as a pioneer in endometriosis care and treatment.
Dr. Albee studied with other early leaders in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and use of the laser for endometriosis and pelvic pain gynepathologies, both on this continent and abroad, and in turn has taught his techniques to countless physicians and surgeons in every corner of the globe including most recently in China as part of the Lumenis Corporation delegation, training many surgeons in advanced Laparoscopic Excision of Endometriosis (LAPEX) using the C02 Laser in many provinces across the country. In 1991, he founded the Center for Endometriosis Care to execute his vision and mission of leaving an enduring legacy of providing compassionate, gold standard care to all those affected by the disease.
Dr. Albee is licensed in Georgia and has been in private practice since 1976. While he is no longer accepting new surgical cases, he is delighted to offer his expert opinion and assist any way he can. He is quite frequently sought after for his expertise by industry, media and the MIGS community, and stands ready to lend his knowledge and expertise.
He was awarded Certification in Advanced Operative Laparoscopy by the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy – one of the first 100 surgeons in the United States to receive the honor. He continues to serve as an Advisor to various endometriosis organizations and remains active in many medical societies, including the Medical Association of Georgia, the GYN Laser Society, the AAGL and the International Pelvic Pain Society, among others. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Albee has received multiple awards throughout his career for his humble, compassionate care of patients, including as a "Top 10 Doctor" and "Best of..." He received his undergraduate degree from Hampden-Sydney College and earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia. Later, he served his internship at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia Hospital. He has been included in Who's Who in Virginia for his accomplishments and contributions to medicine.
A dedication Humanitarian, Dr. Albee has also made multiple trips to provide medical assistance to the Penan tribes in the Baram River area of Sarawak in East Malaysia. These trips have become a repeated occasion for global outreach. For many of the people he treats there, Dr. Albee is the only physician they see all year.
Dr. Albee taught the medical community to approach endometriosis unflinchingly. Under the principles of Dr. Redwine's 'Modern Concepts,' Dr. Albee maintains that all disease CAN be recognized - even in its subtlest manifestations - and, if one is willing to spend the time and refine one's operative skills, it CAN all safely be removed. He set forth the CEC’s culture of compassionate, continuous care, reasoning that while our team is involved with an individual's body for only a few hours, they inhabit it their entire life. As such, we are very aware that what we do in those hours, and how we do it, can have tremendous impact on quality of life and well-being for the long term. Dr. Albee has collected outcome data on several thousands of his endometriosis patients, going back to 1991, demonstrating superior outcomes, and has helped shape the state of specialty endometriosis care.
With satisfied patients from every corner of the globe from Singapore to Kenya, Hong Kong to Israel, Venezuela to Italy and everywhere in between, Dr. Albee truly is an internationally acclaimed surgeon, globally respected by the worldwide endometriosis and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery communities. A man who genuinely loves his work and has spent his entire professional life improving care for endometriosis, Dr. Albee summarizes his attitude towards his profession this way: "I'm privileged to do what I do. My passion for treating individuals with endometriosis still continues to grow each day." His leadership by example serves as daily inspiration to the entire CEC staff and is the basis for the CEC's approach to successfully treating endometriosis and compassionately caring for those with the disease. Dr. Albee can be seen in the office by calling (770) 913-0001, and visitors can keep up with his educational blog at TopEndoDoc.com.