CIGC® Offers Advanced Surgical Techniques for Endometriosis Endometriosis is a complex GYN condition that can be difficult to diagnose. Many women experience intense pain associated with their period, some even as early as their first menstrual cycle. Knowing the symptoms of endometriosis can help women get a head start on a diagnosis, and early treatment …
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In minimally invasive GYN surgery, incision placement and size plays a significant role in patient recovery time. When incisions and instruments have to pass deep within the muscle they take a long time to heal. However, strategic incision placement through the midline of the abdomen bypasses muscle, allowing for a faster recovery with minimal pain.
The Center for Innovative GYN Care co-founders developed the DualPortGYN technique and LAAM technique to take advantage of these types of incisions, as well as leverage advanced minimally invasive techniques for controlling blood loss and mapping of the pelvic cavity for clear visualization. Combined, small incisions, retroperitoneal dissection and uterine artery occlusion (or ligation) make treating complex conditions like an enlarged uterus, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic adhesions, and endometriosis possible.
Pelvic adhesions are common in women who have endometriosis that is extensive, or left untreated. Adhesions also form after Cesarean sections or other types of open surgery, and can be the result of infections. Scar tissue can grow between two organs in the pelvic area and cause significant pelvic pain. Pelvic adhesions can occur around the bladder, bowel, ureter, uterus and ovaries.
Endometriosis is a complex, and very often, a misunderstood GYN condition. Mild cases can affect one woman to the point of crippling her for days, while another woman with a more severe stage may not show any symptoms. It can affect personal relationships, work, self esteem, and fertility.
When diagnosed and treated early, women have better long-term control of pain. There is a higher chance that the treatment will be more effective, and there will be less damage to the reproductive system. The current state of apathy towards endometriosis research reflects the long-touted claim that pelvic pain is normal. Perpetuating the myth that pain is part of a woman’s monthly period can cause irreversible harm. Delaying diagnosis and treatment gives endometriosis time to do a lot of damage, even beyond the intense pain.
Being able to spend time with a partner can be difficult for women who suffer from GYN conditions that result in severe pelvic pain. Intimacy can be problematic, and relationships may suffer as a result.
We hear from many patients that they tried multiple treatments with either their OB/GYN, a general practitioner, or a radiologist. When these procedures are unable to remedy the symptoms of GYN conditions, it’s important to seek a specialist. Complex conditions like endometriosis and fibroids can continue to cause pelvic pain after surgery if not adequately treated.