Benjamin Merlot

Dr. Benjamin Merlot Endometriosis Surgeon

Years of Experience : 12

Nationality : France

Languages Known : English, French



Benjamin Merlot is surgeon of endometriosis at Institut Franco-Européen Muntidisciplinaire d’Endométriose (IFEMEndo, Franco-European Multidisciplinary Institute for Endometriosis) in Bordeaux, France. He is one of the rare surgeons in the world which surgical activity has been exclusively reserved to endometriosis for more than 10 years. His practice and clinical research focus on the surgical management of patients with deep endometriosis, and has published more than 70 scientific articles related to various surgical approaches and the probability of postoperative natural conception following surgery for deep and ovarian endometriosis. Since 2010, he has managed more than 700  patients with deep endometriosis infiltrating the digestive tract, more than 150 with endometriosis of urinary tract, more than 40 with involvement of sacral plexus or sciatic nerves and 80 with endometriosis of the diaphragm. He privileges conservative procedures in deep endometriosis of the rectum, and performed more than 200 rectal disc excisions. His approach to ovarian endometriomas is based on the ablation of the inner surface of the cyst using the plasma energy, with the aim of preserving ovarian parenchyma and ovarian reserve. He is coordinator of the pathway management with the  French Regional “Nouvelle Aquitaine” , Health Government (6 millions people). He is member of the European Endometriosis League, of the Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Diseases and member of board of the French Society of Gynegological Surgery. He founded with Dr Horace Roman and Dr Isabella Chanavaz-Lacheray the IFEMEndo in Bordeaux, which is among the 2 European centers with the highest surgical volume for complex endometriosis. He recently founded with  Horace Roman, Dr Monica Chauhan, Dr Sandesh Kade and the IFEMEndo-Middle East Clinic, a Burjeel Holdings Company, in Abu Dhabi, a department exclusively dedicated to the management of severe endometriosis. He is certified Surgeon of Excellence in Multidisciplinary Endometriosis Care, and IFEMEndo was certified Center of Excellence in Multidisciplinary Endometriosis care (COEMEC, 2019-2026). He exclusively performs minimally invasive surgery by laparoscopy with or without robotic assistance. His expertise in endometriosis surgery is known worldwide and ha has already given more than 40 lectures and conferences during meetings. He participate in the training of 150 surgeons come from 6 continents in Last 4 years. His areas of expertise include,

  • Excision of all endometriosis localizations by laparoscopy or robotic approach
  • Excision of endometriosis of the bowel by disk excision, segmental resection or shaving
  • Excision of endometriosis of the bladder, by bladder excision with or without combined cystoscopic and laparoscopic approach
  • Robotic excision of the endometriosis of the diaphragm, on abdominal or chest sides
  • Robotic excision of endometriosis of sacral plexus and sciatic nerves
  • Ovarian endometriosis: by excision, vaporization of sclerotherapy
  • Hysterectomy with or without colpectomy
  • Excision of endometriosis of parametria
  • Excision of endometriosis of inguinal areas

Education & Training

  • MD in obstetrics and Gynecology (France, European Community) from 2010
  • Former Resident of Lille University Hospital and Clermont Ferrand University Hospital (France) 2000-2010
  • Medical Student of Universities of Lille, France


  • European Endometriosis League
  • Society of French Gynecological and Pelvic Surgeons (member of the board since 2020)
  • Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disease