Dr. C. Y. Liu

About Dr. Furr

Now available at the Women's Surgery Center is Dr. Robert S. Furr. Dr. Furr completed residency training at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago , Illinois . As an OB/GYN resident at Loyola, Dr. Furr received training in pelvic floor reconstruction under the supervision of internationally-recognized urogynecologist, Dr. Linda Brubaker. Dr. Furr received training in female endocrinology and hormone therapy from nationally-recognized reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Michael Zinaman. Dr. Furr is fellowship trained in minimally invasive urogynecologic surgery through the Women's Surgery Center by Dr. C.Y. Liu.

Dr. Furr is very involved in research regarding the evaluation and minimally-invasive surgical treatment of endometriosis and disorders of the pelvic floor including pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Dr. Furr is the co-author of the chapter on laparoscopic hysterectomy in a major endoscopic publication.

In addition to standard laparoscopic techniques, Dr. Furr is also certified in the use of the newest technologies available to the minimally-invasive surgeon including the DaVinciT Robot and 3-D laparoscopic technology - "Use of these new technologies afford our patients the opportunity for shorter hospital stays, less post-operative pain and a more rapid return to a normal lifestyle."

Dr. Furr also sees patients for routine gynecologic care, hormone therapy and annual examinations. For the convenience of our patients, Dr. Furr also has office hours in locations at Lookout Valley and Hixson , TN. Appointment information is available at the Women's Surgery Center , 1604 Gunbarrel Road . 899-6511.

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Education
Volunteer
Academic Honors
Research
Publications
Membership
Hobbies

Education

Fellowship ( 07/05/05 - 07/05/06)
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Women's Surgery Center, Director: C.Y. Liu, MD
Chattanooga , TN

Galloway Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology (August 2003)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York , New York

Residency ( 07/01/01 - 06/24/2005)
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood , IL

Obstetrics and Gynecology (PGY-1)
Albany Medical Center
Albany , NY

Medical School
Ross University School of Medicine
Edison , NJ
Doctor of Medicine, June 2001

Emergency Medical Technician
University of Texas at Arlington , May 1994

Master of Clinical Gerontology
Baylor University , December 1993

Bachelor of Science, Biology
Baylor University , December 1992

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Volunteer

Over 1000 hours with multiple community organizations, nursing homes and Baylor University EMS.

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Academic Honors

. 2005 Resident of the Year, Loyola UMC Dept. of OB/GYN
. 2005 SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon
. 2005 AAGL Resident Achievement Award in Gynecologic Laparoscopy
. 2004-2005 Administrative Chief Resident Loyola UMC Dept. of OB/GYN
. 2004 Dr. Joseph G. Kremper Award Resident of the Year
. 2004 Outstanding Resident Teacher
. 2004 SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon
. Dean's List for Clinical Clerkship Excellence, Ross University SOM
. Neuroanatomy Lab Teaching Assistant, Ross University SOM
. Gross Anatomy Lab Teaching Assistant, Ross University SOM
. "Outstanding Student in Master of Clinical Gerontology, 1993"
. Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society, Baylor University
. Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society, Baylor University
. Delegate to Model United Nations, NY

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Research

. Digital versus Instrumented Placement of Cervical Ripening Agents
(prospective randomized trial, in process)
. Laparoscopic Uterovaginal Suspension to the Uterosacral Ligament: A review of 39 cases (accepted for presentation and publication)
. Laparoscopic Bowel Resection and Repair: A Review of Surgical Technique and Outcomes (retrospective review - in progress).

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Publications

Furr, RS and Liu, CY: "Chapter 15 - Laparoscopic Hysterectomy" in A Practical Manual of Laparoscopy: A Clinical Cookbook 2 nd Edition . Pasic, Resad and Levine, Ronald L, ed. New York : Parthenon Publishing Group, 2006 (in press).

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Memberships

American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Boy Scouts of America , Eagle Scout

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Hobbies

Antiques and restoration of antique Coca-Cola coolers, Skeet, Hunting/Fishing, Black & White Photography.

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