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Laparoscopic Excision of Endometriosis

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Laparoscopic Excision of Adhesions
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue that typically grows in the uterus is located on abdominal organs such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries, intestines, bladder, or on the lining of the abdominal wall.  Endometriosis can only be definitively diagnosed with laparoscopic surgery and biopsies.  It cannot be diagnosed with just an ultrasound or exam.  This condition can cause pelvic pain, severe pain with periods, pain with intercourse, and in extreme cases bladder pain or intestinal pain if these organs are involved.  More commonly endometriosis is found on the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and lining of the abdominal cavity.  

A  Laparoscopic Excision of Endometriosis is a type of minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions (cuts) between 0.5 to 1 cm are made on the abdominal wall through which an instrument called a laparoscope can be placed.  The abdominal cavity is able to be visualized by distending it with an absorbable gas, typically, carbon dioxide.  The laparoscope allows the surgeon to visualize the abdomen and pelvis, uterus and ovaries/tubes.  Small instruments can be placed through small incisions allowing the surgeon to remove the endometriosis. 

To learn more about getting the Laparoscopic Excision of Endometriosis minimally-invasive procedure at Advanced & Minimally Invasive Gynecology, contact our practice.