Dr. Ceana Nezhat was awarded the 2019 EXCEL Award during the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons: Minimally Invasive Surgery Week in New Orleans. The EXCEL Award recipient is selected by the SLS National and International Advisory Boards and given to a surgeon who has made outstanding contributions to laparoscopy, endoscopy, and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Ceana Nezhat, together with his brothers Drs. Camran and Farr, established a multidisciplinary approach to minimally invasive surgery through their medical center and Northside Hospital in Atlanta.
Since 1995, Dr. Ceana Nezhat has expanded his Atlanta medical center and contributed significantly to the advancement of minimally invasive surgery. He contributed to the development and adoption of the robot for gynecologic surgery and promoted its use amongst a number of his colleagues.
Considered a leading pioneer in the field of minimally invasive and robotic surgery, Dr. Nezhat specializes in the management of advanced, multi-organ endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and infertility.
While his primary focus is patient care, Dr. Nezhat is committed to continuing education and advancing the field of minimally invasive surgery. He is actively involved in many national and international professional organizations as well as holding various leadership positions over the years including; President of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) from 2013-2014 and President of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS) from 2016-2017. Currently, Dr. Nezhat is Fellowship Director Nezhat Medical Center, Medical Director of Education & Training and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery & Robotics at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, Adjunct Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine, and Editor in Chief of the Atlanta Medicine journal. He does volunteer work nationally and internationally, has co-authored numerous textbooks, chapters, and well over 200 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr. Nezhat accepted the award explaining how strong foundations, collaboration, proper instrumentation, and education makes for a good physician who is all about the patient. He dedicated his award to his patients for entrusting him with their care; his surgical home, Northside Hospital, for their backing and trust; SLS for its teachings and members, his Fellows, residents, and students over the years for allowing him to “pay it forward;” and always, his family for their continued guidance and support.