According to the World Health Organisation, Endometriosis affects approximately 190 million women globally. It is a condition in which tissue that usually lines the uterus grows outside of it. While typically hard to diagnose, signs of endometriosis include pelvic pain and heavy, irregular periods, infertility, emotional stress, and depression. While there is no known cure, surgery can help reduce the severity of endometriosis symptoms and improve the quality of life for many sufferers.
The severity and symptoms of endometriosis can vary, and each woman’s endometriosis is categorised into stages based on the depth of endometrial implants and adhesions occurring in her uterus.
- Stage 1 Endometriosis is the least severe form, whereby endometriosis is found within the outer layer of the uterus.
- Stage 2 Endometriosis is where the endometriosis has spread deeper but not beyond the ovarian capsule and uterosacral ligaments.
- Stage 3 is where endometriosis goes further beyond these boundaries into lymphatic vessels, or onto fallopian tubes, bowel and bladder pelvic structures.
- Stage 4 Endometriosis can occur anywhere within the abdominal region, spreading to organs such as the ureteric, bowel, and bladder regions.
Effective treatment for endometrioses includes excision, which can make a significant difference in decreasing pain and improving quality of life. Endometriosis surgery involves removing the endometriosis on organs, structures, and surrounding scar tissue through laparoscopic surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery of endometrioses offers a targeted approach essential for thoroughly removing endometriosis to minimise symptoms and reduce the risk of recurrence.
This minimally invasive surgery utilises small 5-7mm incisions in the abdomen, allowing surgeons to treat endometriosis precisely. The laparoscope instrument and accompanying camera specifically scan for endometriosis around the uterus and other organs, while specialised surgical tools are carefully inserted to perform the procedure.
While laparoscopy endometriosis recovery times can vary based on the extent of the endometriosis, it generally takes four to six weeks for patients to resume normal activities.
Dr Dan is a leader among endometriosis excision specialists, offering specialised care and relief for endometriosis pain through surgery. His successful track record with endometriosis patients speaks to his experience. His process uses advanced medical technology and expertise to provide compassionate, caring treatment. Uncovering endometriosis causes and excision can be a complex procedure. Dr Dan ensures that his patients receive specialised care tailored to their needs. Schedule a confidential consultation with Dr Dan today.