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Patrick Yeung Jr. MD

Patrick Yeung Jr. MD

Associate Professor
Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, (MIGS)
Director for Saint Louis University Center for Endometriosis


Hon. B. Sc 
University of Toronto, Canada
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Family Medicine
St. John’s Mercy Medical Center
St. Louis, MO

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC
Advanced Gynecologic Endoscopy
Junior Faculty, Instructor
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Fellow in Laparoscopic Excision of Endometriosis
Center for Endometriosis Care, Atlanta, GA


Board Certification and Licensure

2011-present Missouri license
7/11/2003 American Board of Family Practice
1/12/2009 American Board of OB/GYN

Professional Experience

8/1/2011- present Assistant Professor
Director, Center for Endometriosis
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Academic Office

6420 Clayton Road, Suite 290
St. Louis, MO 63117

Clinical Office
SLUCare, 1031 Bellevue, Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63117

2008-2011 Founder and Director,
Duke Center for Endometriosis
Research & Treatment
Duke Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Professional Society Memberships

2010-present Fellow of American College of OB/GYN (FACOG)
2006-present Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
2005-present American Associate of GYN Laparoscopist (AAGL)
2003-present American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG)
2007-2009 American Society for Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)
2002 Canadian Medical Register
2000 American Association of Family Practice (AAFP)


Honors and Awards

2008 Jay Cooper Endowed “Best Paper on Minimally Invasive Gyn”
2007 Kurt Semm “Excellence in Pelviscopy”
2004, 2007 Teaching award for student education
2004 Genetics award, internship year


Refereed journals:

  1. Hart S, Yeung P Jr, Sobolewski C.  Laparoendoscopic Single Site Hysterectomy: Tips and Tricks.  The Female Patient.  In press 2011.
  2. Yeung P Jr, Sinervo K, Winer W, Albee RB Jr. Reply of the Authors.  Fertil Steril. 2011 Sep;96(3):e146. Epub 2011 Jul 18.
  3. Yeung PP Jr., Sinervo K, Winer W, Albee R Jr.  Complete laparoscopic excision of endometriosis in adolescents: is hormonal suppression?  Fertil Steril. 2011;95:1909–12.
  4. Yeung PP, Pasic RP.  Results of the Live Survey in Las Vegas 2008, and the Response of the AAGL.  J Minim Invasive Gynecol.  2009 Sept; 16(5):519-521.
  5. Yeung PP Jr, Shwayder J, Pasic RP.  Laparoscopic Management of Endometriosis: Comprehensive Review of Best Evidence.  J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2009 May-Jun;16(3):269-81.
  6. Yeung P Jr, Justice T, Pasic RP.  Comparison of Text versus Video for Teaching Laparoscopic Know Tying in the Novice Surgeon: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  J Minim Invasive Gynecol.  2009 Apr 11.  [Epub ahead of print].
  7. Nezhat C, Cho J, Morozov V, Yeung P Jr.  Preoperative periumbilical ultrasound-guided saline infusion (PUGSI) as a tool in predicting obliterating subumbilical adhesions in laparoscopy. Fertil Steril. 2008 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print].
  8. Yeung P, Pasic RP.  Intact Ectopic Pregnancy Found at Laparoscopic Salpingectomy.  J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2008 Jul-Aug;15(4):393.
  9. Yeung P, McManus C, Tchabo JG.  Extended Somatic Support for a Pregnant Woman With Brain Death from Metastatic Malignant Melanoma: A Case Report.  J Matern Fetal Med.  July 2008;21(7): 509-511.
  10. Yeung P, Sokol A, Walton BW, Iglesia C.  Thigh Abscess Mistaken for Sarcoma Following Transobturator Tape: A Case Report and Literature Review.  J Minim Invasive Gynecol.  Sep-Oct 2007; 14(5): 657-9.
  11. Hilgers TW, Yeung P.  Intratubal Pressure Before and After Transcervical Catheterization of the Fallopian Tubes.  Fertility and Sterility.  July 1999, Volume; 72(1): 174-8.

    Non-refereed publications:
  1. Tu F, Bajzak K, Sokol E, Winer W, Solnik J, Yeung P.  Proceedings of the 2009 AAGL Innovation Forum.  NewsScope 2011.
  2. Hart S, Yeung P Jr, Sobolewski C.  Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site Hysterectomy in Gynecologic Surgery.  Surgical Technology International XX.  Oct 2010;20:195-206.
  3. Yeung, P.  When Does Human Life Begin?   Ethics & Medicine.  Summer 2005.

Articles submitted for publication:
  1. Single site laparoscopic surgery.  Chapter in the upcoming edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinics of North America edition (2011) whose theme is on Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery.  Edited by Michael Traynor, MD.

Chapters in books:
  1. Chapter on Laparoscopic Treatment of Rectovaginal Fistula.  Nezhat’s Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy with Hysteroscopy: Principles and Techniques, 3rd edition.  Cambridge University Press.  (April 30, 2008).

Posters, awards:
  1. Complete laparoscopic excision of endometriosis in teenagers: Is postoperative hormonal suppression necessary?.  Poster presentation at AAGL annual conference, Orlando, FL 2009 and at the World Symposium of Endometriosis conference, Atlanta, GA on March 24-26, 2011.
  2. Yeung P, Justice T, Pasic R.  Validation Study on the Use of Video in Laparoscopic Training: A Randomized, Controlled Study.  1st prize winner of the Jay Cooper Endowed Award for Best Paper for the AAGL Fellowship 2008.
  3. Nezhat C, Yeung P.  Preoperative periumbilical ultrasound-guided saline infusion (PUGSI) as a tool in predicting obliterating subumbilical adhesions in laparoscopy.  Poster presentation at ACOG conference in May 2007.  1st prize winner of the Kurt Semm award at AAGL conference 2007.

  1. Peritoneal Access.  LESS is More: The Basics of Single Site Surgery.  Comprehensive course for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery AAGL Fellows.  Nicholson Center, Celebration Hospital, Florida, October 6-7, 2011.
  2. Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery.  Session at North Carolina Obstetrics & Gynecology Annual Meeting, Asheville, North Carolina, April 17, 2011.
  3. Complete laparoscopic excision of endometriosis in adolescents: Is hormonal suppression necessary?.  Oral presentation.  AAGL annual conference, Las Vegas, November 11, 2010.
  4. The Laparoscopic Management of Endometriosis.  Session at Carter Society (Duke faculty and alumni) meeting, Asheville, North Carolina, October 30, 2010.
  5. The Surgical Management of Endometriosis.  Grand Rounds, Rex Hospital, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 1, 2009.
  6. The Laparoscopic Excision of Endometriosis.  North Carolina Obstetrics & Gynecology Society, April 26, 2009.  Grand Rounds, December 10, 2008.  Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Duke University.
  7. A Comparison of Text versus Video in Laparoscopic Training for the Novice Surgeon: A Randomized, Controlled Study.  Presented at AAGL and ASRM conferences 2008.
  8. Difficulties and Challenges for Research in Endometriosis.  Presented at 2nd annual international AAGL conference with SOBENGE in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2008.
  9. A Systematic Review of the Laparoscopic Management of Endometriosis.  Grand rounds, April 1 2008.  Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Louisville.
  10. Serum Levels of Hormones Known to Affect Parturition in Patients Receiving 17 alpha-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate (17-P) for the Prevention of Preterm Delivery.  Presented at Resident Research Day 2007, Georgetown University Hospital.
  11. Thigh Abscess Mistaken for Sarcoma Following Transobturator Tape: A Case Report and Literature Review.  Oral presentation at annual AAGL conference 2006.

  1. Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis using carbon dioxide (CO2) laser.  Presented at the AAGL annual conference in Las Vegas and at the Surgical Film Festival (SURFF) in Raleigh-Durham, 2010.  Presented at the World Symposium on Endometriosis, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA, March 24-26, 2011.
  2. Hysteroscopic resection.  Educational video sponsored by Gyrus/ACMI, available at and  Preview prepared and presented at ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting, May 5-7, 2008.  Presented at AAGL annual conference 2009.
  3. The management of dermoid cysts.  Educational video on the laparoscopic management of dermoid cysts, available on  Presented at for the AAGL annual conference 2008.

Research experience:
  1. Chair of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Research Committee 2011-2012.  Member since 2009.
  2. Chair of the Protocols Committee of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Research Consortium 2011-2012, under the auspices of the AAGL.
  3. Supervising faculty for medical student research at Saint Louis University, 2011-present.
  4. Supervising faculty for a resident study entitled Patient Preferences of Cosmesis for Incisions in Gynecologic Surgery, Duke 2010-2011.

Current research:
  1. Principal Investigator for a multi-step, multi-center trial to do a prospective randomized comparison of excision versus ablation in the laparoscopic management of endometriosis.  Completing pilot study phase.  Carried out through by the AAGL Research Committee.
  2. Principal Investigator for creating a prospective database and tissue bank for the Saint Louis University Center for Endometriosis. This will be used to evaluate outcomes of excision for endometriosis, and to provide a mechanism to studying endometriosis samples to ultimately find a cure for endometriosis.
  3. Site Investigator for a multi-center retrospective study looking at comparing two different classification systems for endometriosis - the old one (revised version of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine) and a new one (developed by a Special Interest group on Endometriosis of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists).
  4. Site investigator for in a multi-center, randomized controlled trial of single site laparoscopic surgery versus conventional laparoscopic surgery for total hysterectomy.  Sponsored by Covidien.
  5. Supervising author for a study entitled Patient Preferences of Cosmesis for Incisions in Gynecologic Surgery.  Manuscript in submission phase.

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