What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial like tissue in a location outside the uterus.
Symptoms of Endometriosis
The most common symptoms are abdominal or pelvic pain, menstrual pain, scar tissue formation and infertility, although some women don’t have symptoms. It is indeed a common condition, affecting women during reproductive years.
How is Endometriosis Diagnosed
Endometriosis is a surgical diagnosis made through laparoscopy. At the time of surgery our physicians are able
- To evaluate both the presence and extent of endometriosis.
- To remove the endometriosis.
Endometriosis is categorized into 4 stages:
- Stage 1 minimal
- Stage 2 mild
- Stage 3 moderate
- Stage 4 severe.
Treatments of endometriosis type pain include:
- Surgical approach .
Laparoscopy is performed in our office under general anesthesia with minimal discomfort. It is a procedure by which the laparoscope (a telescope-like instrument) is placed through the umbilicus, allowing for visualization of the pelvic and abdominal cavity. Operative laparoscopy involves placement of the instrument through secondary incisions to correct conditions such as pelvic adhesions, blocked fallopian tubes, removal of endometriosis implants, and removal of ovarian cysts and endometriomas. Laser and electrocoagulation are utilized through laparoscopy.