Endometriosis is defined as endometrial glands and stroma (tissue normally on the inner wall of the uterus) that grow outside of the uterus. Common places endometriosis can grow are the pelvic walls, ovaries, behind the cervix, and rectum.
Endometriosis can cause a constellation of symptoms including (but not limited to):
Painful bowel movements
Bloody stools or urine
Did the you know that, even with all these symptoms, the average time to diagnosis of endometriosis is 8 to 10 years from time of presentation to care? Women deserve better!
The only way to officially diagnose endometriosis is through a laparoscopic surgery where we take a biopsy of tissue to confirm endometriosis. At the same time, I can also treat your endometriosis. The goal of surgery is optimal excision, which means that we want to remove all visible disease, not just ablate or fulgurate it.
As an endometriosis excision expert, I am trained to find not only the obvious endometriosis lesions, but also the ATYPICAL lesions that are often missed. This recognition is crucial to achieving optimal excisions and lasting results.
BONUS: My goal is to also prevent adhesion formation, optimize fertility, and leave your pelvis in better shape than when I found it. See the section of Adhesion Prevention for more details.
Why come to me for endometriosis surgery?
I am trained to find both typical and atypical endometriosis implants.
I excise endometriosis implants rather than fulgurate them.
I use fine and delicate surgical techniques to prevent tissue damage and adhesion formation.
I utilize several strategies for adhesion prevention in order to optimize pelvic health.
I understand the need for rehabilitation and care after endometriosis surgery.