What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue (endometrium) that grows within the uterus begins to grow outside of the uterus. Growth of endometrium can extend to some of the following locations within the body:
- Fallopian Tubes
- Outer surface of the uterus
As a result, women can experience multiple symptoms such as lower abdominal pain, pain with menstruation, pain during intercourse and infertility.
How is Endometriosis Treated?
In years prior, there weren’t many options to treat Endometriosis other than by completing a Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries). This previously required patients to be cut open, with longer recovery and more intense pain. Presently, the standard of care for surgically treating Endometriosis is to cut it out, otherwise known as Excision of Endometriosis. In doing so, Dr. Jeyalingam uses Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery to remove the disease internally. This method not only minimizes scarring and reduces pain and recovery time, it also seeks to maintain the reproductive organs of the uterus and ovaries. Interested to learn more about Robotic Surgery? Click on the link below!