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ENDOMETRIOSIS is a medical condition that affects millions of women worldwide. It is a highly prevalent, high cost, high impact disease with an embarrassingly low profile in the public domain. Women with endometriosis continue to endure years of diagnostic delay, misunderstanding by the medical profession, and sub-optimal and ineffective treatments, resulting in a life of chronic pain and debilitation.
David Redwine dedicated over 30 years to developing his knowledge and expertise in the effective treatment of endometriosis. Having written extensively on the topic, lectured and performed surgeries all around the world, and having successfully treated thousands of patients who traveled from far and wide to his remote, rural practice in Bend, Oregon, he represents one of the true pioneers in the field.
Autumn 2012 marked the end of Dr. Redwine's long and successful career as a clinician. It is the hope that this resource will serve as a legacy to his life's work, and will be an invaluable reference point to patients and practitioners alike.
Dr. Redwine receiving an award from the Endometriosis Foundation of America for his contributions to the field of endometriosis.
"I got interested in endometriosis because my first wife had it I got really pissed off about the lack of understanding of the disease, and for the last 32 years I have dedicated my life to understanding and operating on patients with endometriosis. The patients have been an incredible part of my life. I've dedicated my life to helping them and I just am honored that somebody thinks I have done something worthwhile."
David B. Redwine, M.D.
Endopædia is a self-funded project completed in our free time. The site is not sponsored by any third parties. It is a free resource open to anyone interested in learning more about this disease. Some of the materials included here will be more suited to patients while others will be of interest to professionals working within the field. If you have any comments, feedback, or questions, please contact us.