Wendy K. Winer is among the most well known and highly respected RNFAs in the world. An Endoscopic Surgery Specialist, she is widely recognized for her incomparable skills, compassion and expertise. She cares for our patients throughout their pre-, peri- and post-operative phases and serves as Dr. Kongoasa's First Assist in surgery. She is also the Director of Research & Technology Development. Wendy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Kansas School of Nursing and has been a Registered Nurse since 1977, specializing in operative Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy as a Registered Nurse First Assistant. She is the author/co-author of countless medical journal articles and book chapters, routinely teaches postgraduate courses to nurses, physicians and healthcare providers, and is a featured speaker at innumerable professional and patient-oriented events.
Wendy has coordinated research for numerous FDA clinical trials for various women's health treatments. For nearly two decades, she has served as the Chair of the Nursing & Operating Room Personnel Committee for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and is an active Charter Member. She has also served as Chair of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) Specialty Assembly for General Surgery/Gynecology and is a member of its advisory board. Wendy serves on the AORN task force for the potential hazards of smoke in the operating room and as an international advisor for AAGL. She is also a former adjunct faculty member of the Emory University School of Nursing in Atlanta.
Wendy continually advocates techniques to improve efficiency before, during and after surgery in order to optimize patient results from minimally invasive surgery. She has also suggested methods for reducing surgery costs without sacrificing the quality of care and treatment, proposing specific requirements for operating room and office procedures. Wendy has chaired or been on the faculty of workshops for physicians and/or nurses both in the United States and around the globe, including programs in Russia, Australia, Wales, England, Italy, South Africa, Argentina, Canada, Israel, Spain, New Zealand, Portugal, China and beyond. She serves on the Nursing Advisory Board of American Health Consultants, on the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (JMIG), as an Editorial Advisor for the Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, as a Nursing Advisor for OBGYN.net, on the Advisory Board for Medical Books of China and on the AAGL Research Committee. Most recently, she returned from a multi-city visit to China with the CEC's Founder Dr. Robert B. Albee, Jr., MD, where she and Dr. Albee were invited to train physicians in excision of endometriosis.
Wendy is loved by patients and peers alike, and her dedicated compassion to your health and well-being will put you at ease.