Juan Diego Villegas-Echeverri, MD, FACOG

Unidad de Laparoscopia Ginecológica Avanzada y Dolor Pélvico
Clínica Comfamiliar

Juan Diego Villegas-Echeverri was born in Pereira (Colombia), the heart of coffee growing region in the country. After finishing high school with honors, he moved to Bogota, graduating as a doctor at Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario. After the compulsive social service, he returned to Bogotá where he completed the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency and graduated with Honors and as best resident of his promotion from the Hospital Universitario Lorencita Villegas de Santos – Universidad del Rosario. In 1998 he returned to his hometown and has been living in Pereira since then, with his wife and his two kids.

Early in his practice, Dr. Villegas realized that chronic pelvic pain patients didn´t have adequate medical care, not only in his city but in the entire country. So, in 2004, he applied and completed a fellowship at C.Paul Perry´s Pelvic Pain Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Coming back from Alabama, he started ALGIA, the Advanced Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain Center at Clínica Comfamiliar in Pereira, where he´s been taking care of patients from all over Colombia and some places in Latin America. In May 2012, Dr Villegas was elected as president of FECOLSOG, the Colombian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In January 2013, Dr Villegas-Echeverri was elected as Secretary of the IPPS (International Pelvic Pain Society) Board of Directors for a period of one year, after which he ascended annually to Treasurer, Vice President, President and finally Past President on 2017. Between 2001 and 2014 he was the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Clínica Comfamiliar in Pereira.

Currently he is the Scientific Director of ALGIA, the Advanced Gynecological Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain Center also at Clínica Comfamiliar. Algia has developed not only a focused care center, but a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Pelvic Pain to address the concern that most graduating residents in obstetrics and gynecology were not fully trained in modern MIS techniques and Pelvic Pain.

He is a recurrent speaker in multiple national and international conferences and has published in different medical journals and textbooks worldwide.

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