Dr. Richard Farnam is nationally recognized for his work in advanced, minimally invasive urogynecological care for women. As a certified Center of Excellence surgeon and Director of the Southwest Robotic Epicenter, he trains physicians throughout the nation in specialized techniques. He is active in the education of fellows and residents and research.

The section of the website offers a variety of resources for physicians.

Referring to your Patient

The Texas Urogynecology and Laser Surgery Center specialize in the treatment of prolapse, incontinence and complex benign minimally invasive procedures, such as hysterectomy, myomectomy and endometriosis surgery. Our board certified urogynecologist welcomes the opportunity to partner with you in caring for your patients with specialty needs.
Applying for residency

Dr. Farnam holds a clinical appointment as an Associate Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The program prides itself on being the only four-year medical school on the US-Mexico border. The location brings a diverse patient population accompanied by a wide array of pathology which provides a unique resident training experience.

Preparing for Board Certification

Board certification is the ultimate validation for a physician’s years of training. It can also be one of the most challenging and difficult steps on their professional pathway. As a board examiner with OBGYN board prep, Dr. Farnam optimizes the physician’s preparedness for this exam.

Fellowship Training

Specialty fellowship programs help physicians gain expertise in one specific discipline of Obstetrics and Gynecology. More OB/GYNs are choosing to pursue post-residency training to master their skill set in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Farnam is co-director of the AAGL accredited minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Texas Tech Health University Health Sciences Center and the Paul Foster School of Medicine, where he shares his extensive experience to train the next generation of surgeons. The diverse faculty includes specialists in minimally invasive surgery, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology, and infertility. Combined with a dedicated research department, the program provides one of the most comprehensive training experiences for prospective fellows.

Practicing Surgeons

Physicians from around the globe travel to the Southwest da Vinci Epicenter to observe Dr. Farnam, one of only 25 da Vinci Epicenter program directors in the United States, perform the latest robotic surgical techniques. He is frequently invited to travel to train surgeons across the nation. Dr. Farnam lectures and provides surgical instruction in minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, urogynecology, and single incision surgery.

Articles & Videos

The Texas Urogynecology and Laser Surgery Center present a series of articles and videos on the latest urogynecological procedures and treatments.

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Speaking Schedule

Dr. Farnam supports a commitment to excellence in surgery and through speaking engagements, training sessions and participating in professional conferences.

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