Dr. Kruschinski is medical head of the Endoscopic Gynecology Centers in Germany. EndoGyn pursues the idea of so quasi-franchise system for a hospital structure with several operating centres in different locations. Novel and progressive treatment modalities of gynecological endoscopy are performed, such as gasless laparoscopy (laparoscopy without insufflation of CO2 gas, see also Special treatment), ultrasound, laser, Argon Beam Coagulation, Endometrial Laser Intrauterine Thermal Therapy (ELITT) and other surgical procedures. The main focus is on non-invasive and organ-preserving surgery, scientific research, training and development of new technologies.
Dr. Kruschinski has been actively involved in endoscopic gynecology for the past 18 years. He is renowned worldwide as a specialist for this discipline. He is one of the most frequently invited German speakers to international congresses, symposia, workshops and surgical tutorials (see also Lectures).
Gasless laparoscopy, which dispenses with insufflation of carbon dioxide (CO2) together with all its side effects (for more information see www.Lift-Laparoscopy.com), was developed by Dr. Kruschinski in the form in which it is being currently used at the EndoGyn centers. This surgical method is the result of a progressive attempt to render keyhole surgery yet more tolerable as a minimally invasive method and to eliminate the side effects associated with insufflation of CO2. It was also necessary to make this surgical technique simpler and more precise, and this was accomplished by using conventional instruments from open surgery (they are viewed as a standard thanks to having undergone development and modification for more than 30 years) and avoidance of overly long instruments used for gas laparoscopy.
With some 20 years experience and more than 5000 operations behind him, Dr. Kruschinski has the greatest experience worldwide and, at international level, the highest number of operations with the technique of gasless Lift-laparoscopy. His input has led to development of different systems which today are being used in gasless Lift-Laparoscopy. Between 1996-1998 Dr. Kruschinski developed the system VarioLiftGyn. Since 1999 the system AbdoLift™ has been developed. In the meantime, Dr. Kruschinski has employed this system for more than 3000 operations.
Dr. Kruschinski has also introduced many innovative surgical techniques such as e.g. "Gasless laparoscopic hysterectomy with conventional instruments (GLaHCI)" or "Laparoscopic assisted mini-laparotomy (LaMiLa)". The most innovative surgical technique is surgical laparoscopy using regional anesthesia. "Minimally Invasive Surgery under Minimally Invasive Anesthesia (MIS MIA)" is a gasless laparoscopic procedure that fully dispenses with a general anesthetic and is performed only under regional anesthesia, so that the side effects and pain following surgery are essentially reduced. In particular, in the immediate postsurgical phase side effects such as nausea and vomiting are completely eliminated. The patient is fully awake during the operation and if so desired she can follow the sequence of events during the operation or, alternatively, listen to a CD or watch a video film.
Dr. Kruschinski organizes international congresses, symposia and surgical workshops and tutorials worldwide on gasless Lift-laparoscopy. Under his direction at the EndoGyn® centers or in their native hospitals, gynecologists from the entire world are learning about these modern and progressive further developments in minimally invasive surgery.