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Greg Marchand, M.D.

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Greg Marchand, M.D.
Greg J. Marchand
Greg J. Marchand
Greg J. Marchand
BornMay 17, 1978
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
🏫 EducationSpartan Health Sciences University, La Salle Academy, Providence
💼 Occupation
Known forSurgical World Records, Laparoscopic Surgery
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Greg Marchand, M.D. is an American obstetrician, gynecologist and inventor of two surgical procedures, the first for removing the fallopian tubes to sterilize women and reduce their risk of ovarian cancer,[1][2] and the second a technique for placing a laparoscopic cervical cerclage to prevent preterm birth.[3] Marchand serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, AZ and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Mesa, AZ. As a proponent of the field of surgical morcellation, Marchand has been the focus of criticism surrounding morcellation techniques.[4][5]

Marchand is holder of three surgical world records in the field of minimally invasive surgery.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Marchand appears as an expert on Obstetrics and Gynecology in the mainstream media.[4][5][8] He has appeared on The Today Show[15] and Inside Edition[16] for his expert opinions.


Marchand is originally from Johnston, RI, and attended medical school at Spartan Health Sciences University in the Caribbean.[17] He completed training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN.[17]

Invented surgical techniques[edit]

The "Marchand Salpingectomy" surgical technique was developed by Marchand shortly after the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology released Committee Opinion #620.[18] The committee opinion dramatically changed gynecologic surgery by recommending salpingectomy (removal of the fallopian tubes) in instances where tubal ligation (tying the fallopian tubes) previously would have been recommended.[18] Marchand originally described and published the technique at the October 24, 2017 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in San Diego, CA.[1][2]

Dr. Richard Demir and Marchand authored an unnamed technique for the laparoscopic placement of a cervical cerclage to prevent cervical insufficiency leading to preterm births. A video describing this technique was later published at the 32nd British International Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecology, in Belfast, UK on June 20, 2010.[3][19] This technique was added to the published list of core competencies at the Rutgers University New Jersey School of Medicine in 2018.[20]

Personal health[edit]

In 2010, Marchand was diagnosed with a choriocarcinoma, an aggressive testicular cancer.[6] Marchand underwent surgery and treatments that year and reports that he has been in remission since that time.[7] Marchand cites his own personal battle as his inspiration for creating surgical techniques to treat cancer in interviews and publications.[9]



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Marchand Salpingectomy - an new and exciting 5 minute laparoscopic technique for sterilization and reducing the risk of ovarian cancer". Eposters Online. Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (RCOG). 20 March 2017. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.16458.06088. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Two Port Laparoscopic Salpingectomy A Five Minute Procedure That Decreases the Risk of Ovarian Cancer for a Lifetime". Youtube (SELS Channel). Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017, San Diego, CA: Society of Elite Laparoscopic Surgeons. 24 October 2017. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.17087.20641. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Laparoscopic Cervical Cerclage in 18-week Pregnant Uterus". Youtube. Presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, New York, NY: Society of LaparoEndscopic Surgeons Channel. 1 September 2010. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.19420.28802. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ames, Charlotte (2 August 2017). "Doc revives controversial procedure". WTAJ News. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fillmore, James (7 August 2017). "Controversial procedure for removing tumors". WJMN News. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Longman, Molly (August 4, 2017). "Mesa Doctor Breaks World Record for Largest Tumor Removal and It's Kind of Gross". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Brown, David (9 September 2017). "EV doctor sets world record for removal of tumor". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Cline, Kathy (7 July 2017). "Mesa doctor sets world record in tumor-removal surgery". KTAR News. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Arizona Surgeon Survives Cancer to Invent and Perform Record-Setting Cancer Surgery", Medical Imaging Business Week, NewsRX LLC: 2316, 2017-02-16, retrieved 17 April 2018
  10. Stern, Ray. "Local Docs Enter Record Books With Largest Uterus Ever Removed". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  11. "Laparoscopic Ovarian Cancer Staging Surgery on the Largest Tumor: Arizona doctors set world record (VIDEO)". World Record Academy. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  12. Simpson, Victoria (13 August 2017). "Arizona Surgeon Removes Enormous Cancer Tumor Through a Cut the Size of a Dime, Setting a New World Record". RateMDs.Com. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  13. "Total Hysterectomy Performed Through The Smallest Incision: world record set by Dr. Greg Marchand". World Record Academy. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  14. Planalp, Carissa (12 September 2018). "Mesa doctor recognized for smallest-ever incision made during hysterectomy". Channel 3 AZ. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  15. Chesky, Morgan (January 10, 2019). "Police seek DNA in investigation into comatose woman's birth". The Today Show. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  16. Chesky, Morgan (January 9, 2019). "Doctor Says Woman Who Gave Birth in Vegetative State Likely Felt Pain". Inside Edition. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Arizona Medical Board". Website of the Arizona Medical Board. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Committee Opinion #620: Salpingectomy for Ovarian Cancer Prevention". American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Committee on Gynecologic Practice. January 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  19. Marchand, G; Demir, R (June 20, 2010). "Video: Laparoscopic cervical cerclage in 18-weeks pregnant uterus". Presented at Conference, British International Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecology, Belfast UK.
  20. "Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School - List of Core Competencies in Obstetrics and Gynecology". Rutgers University Department of OBGYN, New Brunswick, NJ.

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