Robert B. Albee, Jr., MD, FACOG, ACGE is internationally renowned as one of the world’s foremost pioneers in Laparoscopic Excision of endometriosis (LAPEX). An award-winning advanced gynecologic surgeon, Dr. Albee studied with leaders in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) and use of the laser both across North America and abroad, and in turn has taught his techniques over the past decades to countless physicians and surgeons all over the world. In 1991, he founded the Center for Endometriosis Care (formerly the Endometriosis Care Center), one of the world’s first dedicated tertiary referral centers for the disease. Through his lifelong mission to provide compassionate, gold standard care to those affected by endometriosis, he has established an enduring legacy in disease treatment, awareness and education.
Dr. Albee is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (FACOG) and has previously also achieved COEMIG designation. He was awarded Certification in Advanced Operative Laparoscopy by the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy (ACGE) – and was one of the first 100 surgeons in the country to receive the honor. He is listed in “Who’s Who in Virginia” and has received multiple awards throughout his career for his humble, compassionate care of patients, including “Top 10 Doctor” and “Best of.” Dr. Albee received his undergraduate degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his Medical Degree from the University of Virginia. He served his internship at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia Hospital. Dr. Albee is licensed in Georgia and has been in private practice since 1976.
While he is no longer accepting new surgical patients, Dr. Albee is delighted to see patients in his office or offer his expert opinion and assist any way he can. He remains frequently sought after for his expertise by industry, media and the MIGS community, and stands ready to lend his knowledge. Most recently, he spent time in several Provinces throughout China, training many surgeons in advanced Excision of Endometriosis using the C02 Laser, and remains active in many medical societies including the Medical Association of Georgia, the GYN Laser Society, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and the International Pelvic Pain Society.
Also a dedicated humanitarian, Dr. Albee has made multiple trips to provide medical assistance to the Penan tribes in the Baram River area of Sarawak in East Malaysia. These trips have become a repeated occasion for global outreach. For many of the people he treats there, he is the only physician they see all year.
Dr. Albee taught the medical community to approach endometriosis unflinchingly. He maintains that all disease CAN be recognized – even in its subtlest manifestations – and, if one is willing to spend the time and refine one’s operative skills, CAN be safely removed. To that end, Dr. Albee has collected outcome data on several thousands of his endometriosis patients, going back to 1991. With satisfied patients from every corner of the globe from England to Singapore, Hong Kong to Israel, Venezuela to Italy and far beyond, Dr. Albee truly is an internationally acclaimed surgeon and leader in endometriosis care.
A man who genuinely loves his work and has spent his life improving care for endometriosis, Dr. Albee summarizes his attitude towards his profession this way: “I’m privileged to do what I do. My passion for treating women with endometriosis continues to grow each day.”