Endometriosis is a common health problem for women that causes severe pain and can interfere with the ability to become pregnant. Franciscan Health offers minimally invasive endometriosis surgery to treat this condition.
Endometriosis is one of the most common health problems for women. It is a painful disorder in which tissue normally located in the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus in other areas of the body. Endometriosis can interfere with a woman's fertility and ability to become pregnant. It can also cause severe pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding, especially during menstruation.
Diagnostic laparoscopy is the definitive method for diagnosing endometriosis. During laparoscopy, the surgeon determines the number, size and location of endometrial implants and adhesions. This information can help in staging endometriosis and in making treatment decisions.
When the symptoms of endometriosis are severe or affect a woman's quality of life, surgery is often recommended. There are two surgical options for treating endometriosis:
Surgery may be an option for women who: