February 13, 2013 (Atlanta) – Scott D. Miller, MD, will participate in an educational panel called, “Live, Laugh, Love: Oncology, Sex, and Intimacy,” on Wednesday, February 20, from 12 – 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at Northside Hospital’s The Cancer Support Community – Atlanta, located at 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Building C, Suite 225, Atlanta 30342.
The panel will discuss how changes in body image, as well as physical changes and other side effects to treatment, can affect both physical and emotional intimacy.
Dr. Miller is participating in the panel to raise awareness. “It’s important to me to help raise awareness of issues related to intimacy, sexuality and fertility as they relate to cancer, because it is vital that healthcare providers treat the whole patient, not just their disease. I hope that the discussion will make patients realize they are not alone, and that talking about these issues openly with their healthcare providers is good.”
Scott D. Miller, MD is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques. Dr. Miller coined the term LapaRobotics because of the special and unique ways in which the two techniques have come together in his treatment of urological conditions. He is consistently named one of America’s Top Doctors, top 1% Nationally by U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Miller graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his urologic residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He has been board-certified by the American Board of Urology since 1997. Dr. Miller is continually committed to the education of others through peer-reviewed journal and book chapter publications, hands-on teaching, scientific presentations, and founding the nonprofit, ProstAware that uses music and technology to raise prostate cancer awareness.