• Endometriosis Surgery

    Endometriosis is a disorder in which endometrium (tissue lining the inside of uterus) grows outside the uterus and involves ovaries, fallopian tubes and pelvic tissue.

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    Symptoms of Endometriosis

    • Pelvic pain, often associated with menstrual period

    • Pain during or after sex

    • Pain with bowel movements or urination

    • Heavy periods or bleeding between periods

    • Infertility

    Diagnosis of Endometriosis

    Pelvic examination along with ultrasound usually confirms the diagnosis.

    Laparoscopy can be performed to confirm the diagnosis and extent of endometriosis. Once confirmed, it can also be removed by laparoscopy.

    The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia through small incisions in the abdomen. One of the incisions is used to insert a port (nozzle) that fills the carbon dioxide gas into the abdomen to inflate it. Now laparoscope is inserted through another incision. A laparoscope is a telescope lookalike with a light and camera on the end. It allows the surgeon to clearly view inside of the abdomen on the monitor outside. After thorough evaluation, endometrial tissue is removed as much as possible. On completion of the procedure, carbon dioxide is released and incisions are closed with sutures or staples, or covered with glue-like bandage.

    Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis

    • Less damage to the surrounding tissues

    • Faster recovery

    • Very less pain during and after the procedure

    • Smaller incisions

    • Negligible risks and complications

    • Less chances of wound infection

    • High success rate