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Dr. Arrington is a literal LIFESAVER. He, and the multidisciplinary team he put together including Dr. Masik and Dr. Gouldman, who excised stage 4 extra pelvic endo from different places in my body including ab wall, bowel, diaphragm, uterus, bladder and more. I traveled from Nevada specifically to see Dr. Arrington as his passion and knowledge far exceed any other doctors I have researched and come across. He is the type of doctor who will call you when he is running to get this kids if there is a problem, or answer your emails at all hours of the night. This is not something you can say of every doctor and is very comforting as a patience who is going through uncharted territory. I hope others are able to see Dr. Arrington to help fix this extra pelvic endo that so many probably have but do not know what to do. A++++++++++++

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flag | Submitted April 9, 2019

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My name is Jennifer, and it’s been 3 months since my excision surgery. I’d like to share my story. This self-directed learning library, Dr. Sinervo and Dr. Arrington at the Center for Endometriosis in Atlanta saved my life. I started my period when I was twelve years old. From age 12 to 36, every single period included nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue, severe back pain, food sensitivities, bloating and painful bowel movements. For years, I was not taken seriously by medical professionals. Everyone here knows what it’s like to feel marginalized and misdiagnosed. In my case, I believe my legitimate medical concerns were dismissed both due to the lack of knowledge/skill of physicians but also due to the fact that I was in the foster care system. For these reasons, I was told that my pain was in my head. I was told that I needed therapy. I was told that if I was throwing up that much, I must have an eating disorder. (While I certainly understand that needing therapy or having an eating disorder are valid medical diagnoses that should always be addressed, those diagnoses were incorrect for me). I was told that I was just complaining for attention. I was told that periods are just painful. Once, I was told by a doctor that food sensitivities were a fad and that if I really wanted to gain weight, I should go home and eat a pizza. None of the boxes doctors put me in were valid. The truth is, all those years, I had deep and widespread endometriosis, and I needed proper care. After suffering all through undergrad and law school with undiagnosed endometriosis, I took a full-time job at a university and began dating my current partner, David. Unfortunately, in June of last year, after working for my employer for more than 5 years, my disease became so debilitating, and I was let go from my job. I decided to go to Emory, the same place I’d been going for 3 years for my women’s health needs, to get answers. Finally, Emory decided to operate to explore the possibility of endometriosis...a word I had never heard before. I had surgery at Emory in July of 2018. At my post op appointment, I asked my surgeon if I underwent excision or ablation surgery. She said they were the same thing. I told her that I still had pain, and she encouraged me to see my primary care physician about that. I do want to note that this OBGYN surgeon is very well respected in her field and did her best. Unfortunately, she is NOT an endometriosis expert qualified to properly treat my disease. Within 2 months of the surgery at Emory, all the pain and all the symptoms had returned. I was jobless, extremely sick, and I needed answers. I didn’t need a support group. I needed direct, life-saving answers. That’s when I found Nancy’s Nook. That’s when I found Dr. Sinervo, Dr. Arrington and the Center for Endometriosis in Atlanta. After reviewing my case, Dr. Sinervo agreed to take me on as a patient. During a time when some partners would have been running for the hills, David sat me down, told me that we’d get through this and proposed. I said yes. Then, I met with Dr. Sinervo regarding my surgery that would take place at Northside Hospital. When I spoke to him, he said, “I believe you.” He heard me. He had unmatched compassion. I had surgery on January 7, 2019. I feel better than I have EVER felt. I have an appetite, I’m gaining weight, my endometriosis pain is relieved and my energy level is improving. I am working through some back pain with physical therapy and light yoga. It’s working. Nancy understands that the self-directed library model is what people need to truly advocate for themselves. I’m grateful that Dr. Sinervo and Dr. Arrington have made it their life’s work to properly and compassionately treat endometriosis. Because of Nancy’s Nook and the Center for Endometriosis, I get to wake up without pain. I get to eat without worrying about whether I’ll get sick. I get to plan my wedding and walk down the aisle to officially get the family I’ve always wanted WITHOUT PAIN. I have my life back. I’m forever grateful.

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flag | Submitted April 3, 2019

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I traveled across the country to be treated by Dr. Arrington after exhausting every specialist that was available to me in my own state. His bedside manner is above and beyond anyone that has ever cared for me. There are very few surgeons that specialize in what he can do, and he is absolutely meticulous in his surgical skills and put me at ease even when there were some unexpected complications. He even provided me with video of the surgery he performed, which was a very difficult surgery to say the least. I honestly wish I lived closer to him, but even though we are in completely different time-zones, he still keep tabs, and checks on me from time to time as I am still healing post-operatively. I would not hesitate to travel and see him again if i ever would need to for any reason. However, he did such a fine job excising the endometriosis that I had inside me, that I have complete faith in not needing another surgery anytime soon, if ever.

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flag | Submitted March 30, 2019

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I want to get on here and share my story. In September of 2018 after years of complaining to doctors about my symptoms (horrific cramping before and during periods, missing school/work, etc.) I went to my OBGYN because I knew something was wrong. She did an ultrasound and found a 9.5 cm cyst inside my ovary, they assumed it was an endometrioma and with my symptoms assumed I had endometriosis. We heard from many that this doctor was not capable of performing this surgery correctly (saving the ovary, removing all endo, etc.), so we requested that this doctor provide us with a referral to Dr. Arrington so that my husband and I could start talking with our insurance, since we knew that in order to save my ovary and remove the endo correctly we needed to see Dr. Arrington. I live in Utah and Dr. Arrington’s practice is in Georgia at centerforendocare. We had heard nothing but amazing things from multiple people who had their endo excision performed by Dr. Arrington. After my doctor said she was completely capable and wrote our insurance that we did not need to see a specialist, we made the decision to make the trip to Georgia on our own dime, which was well worth every penny. Dr. Arrington made sure to explain every little thing in such detail, I felt like he cared for me as if I was his own daughter, that is how he and all of the staff at centerforendocare treats all of his patients. He has a true passion for what he does and that is why he is so amazing in his career. I am 22, young, and married. My husband and I knew that we needed to make this vital decision right now in our lives so we don’t have further complications in the future. Surgery went amazing, he was able to remove what ended up being two large cyst in my ovary while saving the ovary. He removed all the endometriosis successfully, including what was very deep in my ureter, rectal area, and also removing my appendix which was infected with endo. Jeff Arrington Cec is hands down the most educated specialist around. I have nothing but amazing things to say about him and what he did for me. Please do not make the same innocent mistake as many who do not see the right doctor the first time and end up having to go to Dr. Arrington to get things fixed. Do it right the first time, see Dr. Arrington.

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flag | Submitted December 31, 2018

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Dr. Arrington is compassionate, patient, and SO GOOD. Very grateful for my experience with him!

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flag | Submitted August 30, 2018

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Dr Arrington has been the best surgeon I've had! (I've had quite a few!) He takes time to answer my incessant questioning, he explains everything without being condescending, and he is thorough. I had a unique situation that he had to make decisions that I feel were in my best interest, and am happy to be going back to finish the job.

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flag | Submitted August 19, 2015

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Dr. Arrington is such an amazing OBGYN. I highly recommend him. He treated and diagnosed my endometriosis when my first ob told me it was all in my head. He is very knowledgeable about endometriosis and is a life saver! I will be going back to him again for sure!

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flag | Submitted July 20, 2014

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Superior service! After visiting other doctors for over 18 months with no success in anyone even listening to my issues, Dr. Arrington immediately addressed the situation and offered a solution. He and his staff are kind, caring, knowledgeable, and wanting to help. After my surgery I am without pain and so happy I found him. I recommend him to anyone who feels they are done getting band-aid solutions, or no solutions at all. Finally, a physician that took my pain seriously and did something about it! If I could give a million stars I would!

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flag | Submitted June 13, 2014

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I started seeing Dr. Arrington in 2014 he is very knowledgeable and takes time to answer questions. He has a great bedside manner he is very knowledgable about endometriosis. He diagnosed problems other doctors couldnt find Dr. Arrington is a wonderful doctor im very happy with the care I received from him. His staff is very helpful and caring as well.

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flag | Submitted May 6, 2014

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Dr. Arrington is the best doctor I have ever been too. He is extremely knowledgeable and knows his stuff. He is an amazing surgeon and delivered both my third and fourth child via c-section in super speed time! He is very nice and very professional. I have endometriosis and am very comfortable knowing that when I reach the point where I need surgery again, he will do a great job treating it. I recommended him to my sister-in-law and she had an amazing experience as well. You will be happy to have him as your caregiver! I recommend him highly!

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flag | Submitted May 2, 2013

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Biography

Dr. Jeff Arrington is a widely recognized expert in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and advanced excision of endometriosis. In 2018, he joined the Center for Endometriosis Care in Atlanta, GA from his thriving endometriosis treatment center in Utah. Since his Fellowship training, Dr. Arrington has continued to challenge his knowledge and surgical skills to help patients with "hopeless" cases of disease. His dedicated insight and compassion makes him a leader in endometriosis; he understands the frustration, hopelessness and fear that so many patients have experienced as a result of the disease - and he is prepared to help. Dr. Arrington was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. After completing all his training, he and his family were fortunate enough to move back home to start his medical practice. Even with the joy and success he has found with gynecologic surgery and advancing endometriosis care, his greatest success is and will be his family. He graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin. During medical school, he found an affinity for minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery and was drawn to Obstetrics & Gynecology after completing his medical school rotations. Still, surgery was his favorite part. During residency in Phoenix, he found opportunities to learn from advanced laparoscopic surgeons and to push for advancement of laparoscopic procedures. He was given an honorary membership to the AAGL for excellency in minimally invasive surgery during his third year of residency. After graduating residency, Dr. Arrington had the incredible honor to study under famed surgeon, C.Y. Liu, MD. He spent a year operating side by side with one of the pioneers of gynecologic laparoscopy and during his fellowship, Dr. Arrington gained experience with all types of advanced laparoscopic procedures including but not limited to hysterectomy, pelvic prolapse, fibroid surgery and surgical excision of endometriosis. After returning home, Dr. Arrington began practicing general OB/Gyn with a focus on minimally invasive surgery. Due to patient need and his desire to focus on pelvic pain and endometriosis, he stopped delivering babies in 2015 to focus on women’s surgery. Since 2005, Dr. Arrington has been instrumental in advancing minimally invasive surgical care across the state of Utah; he also personally performed many “firsts” for Utah state and the Intermountain Region. The evolution of his practice to focus on advanced excision of endometriosis really was driven by patient need. He was given the basic knowledge and understanding of surgical principles to treat this complex disease from Dr. Liu. In practice he was able to continue advancing knowledge and surgical skill though focusing on endometriosis care. Ultimately, Dr. Arrington became an “endometriosis doctor.” He has developed a skill and comfort level to help the hopeless. Dr. Arrington is a firm believer that the best treatment for endometriosis is full excision of all disease. He also has a solid understanding of the purpose and limitations of any hormone therapies that many ObGyn generalists use for endometriosis “treatment." Since 2009, Dr. Arrington has been performing robotic surgery for endometriosis and other advanced laparoscopy. He understands that the robot is merely a surgical tool and does not compensate for lack of knowledge or ability. In fact, every procedure Dr. Arrington performs with the robot, he first performed with standard laparoscopy. His use of robotics allows him to sit rather than stand during surgery, allowing him to have less physical fatigue during long surgical cases. Robotics also allows him to be his own “assistant.” This has resulted in a more efficient removal of endometriosis. Some early studies suggest that detection of endometriosis may be improved with the robotic optics; this may result in less normal tissue being removed. Still, clear benefit of robotic surgery over standard laparoscopy is debatable. The key is the surgeon, not the instrument. He was the highest volume robotic surgeon in Utah before moving to the Center for Endometriosis Care. Nevertheless, Dr. Arrington is comfortable using multiple energy sources for removal of endometriosis. These include electrical energy, scissors, and laser. Regardless of the energy source, he does perform excision of disease. Through his interest in endometriosis, Dr. Arrington has truly found his “happy place” with work. He enjoys the challenge of difficult surgery. He enjoys providing even slight hope to patients who have suffered with a difficult disease for far too long. He enjoys the challenge of early management of endometriosis to prevent destructive progression. Coming from a politically involved family, he also enjoys working closely with patient advocates to raise awareness of inappropriate management protocols for endometriosis. Dr. Arrington's compassionate bedside manner and expert skills have helped countless patients from around the United States and beyond.


Languages

  • English

Education

  • Medical College Of Wisconsin (Grad. 2000)

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