Minimally Invasive / Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis
What is minimally invasive / laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a serious medical problem during which a patient’s normal uterus lining begins to grown outside of the uterus, causing pain and sexual health problems, including infertility. Laparoscopy surgery is a very common surgery used to diagnose or treat endometriosis, using a viewing tool (laparoscope) that allows your surgeon to see the affected area making only a very small incision. Minimally invasive endometriosis surgery is often successful in improving your chances for pregnancy and easing overall pain.
Why is laparoscopic endometriosis surgery performed?
Any of the below pelvic organ problems may warrant minimally invasive endometriosis surgery:
- Endometriosis that causes infertility
- Endometriosis that interferes with the bowel, bladder, or other internal organs
- Endometriosis pain that is severe
- Endometriosis that is not cured with hormone therapy
- Endometrioma (an ovarian cyst caused by Endometriosis
Can minimally invasive endometriosis surgery treat infertility?
Infertility is a complex sexual health problem, which can be the result of a number of factors, including the sexual health of your partner. The best way to determine if endometriosis surgery can benefit you is by speaking with a sexual health expert, such as those at New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation in New York.
In general, endometriosis surgery may improve your chances of pregnancy if you are suffering from moderate or severe endometriosis. In more mild cases, your doctor may suggest natural infertility treatments that are non-invasive, such as hormone replacement therapy. In very severe cases of endometriosis, your doctor may instead recommend in vetro fertilization or other infertility options.
What does laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis involve?
Laparoscopic endometriosis surgery has the following goals:
- To visualize your internal organs in order to diagnose any conditions, including endometriosis.
- To treat endometriosis, if found, by removing growths that could be causing infertility and other health problems.
During the surgery, your doctor will make a very small incision and will insert the laparoscope in order to examine your organs. The procedure usually takes up to an hour to complete.
When endometriosis is found, your doctor will either cut and remove the excess tissues (called excision), or destroy excess tissues using a laser beam (called electrocautery).
What are my other treatment options for endometriosis?
At New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation, we offer the following additional treatment options for patients who suffer from endometriosis or sexual health related problems:
If you are suffering from endometriosis, the first step to restoring your health is to schedule a consultation with New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation in New York City. Our specialists are highly experienced in integrative and functional medicine. Call one of our locations or fill out the form on this page to request an appointment today.