Endometriosis Procedure

Condition

Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus.  This tissue, called implants or lesions, is usually found in the pelvic area, but in rare cases, can develop in other parts of the body.

Endometriosis is very common, affecting 5 % of females. It is usually diagnosed between ages 25 – 35, during a woman’s reproductive years.

Some women have no symptoms, while others have moderate to severe pain during their period, bowel movements, and intercourse.  This condition can also cause pain in the lower back and abdomen.

Treatment

da Vinci Endometriosis Procedure involves removing all visible endometrium tissue while leaving the uterus and other organs in place.

da Vinci robotic surgical system enhances the surgeon's skills by providing higher-definition, 3-D view of tissue and a greater range of motion for more precision and control. During the endometriosis procedure, the da Vinci system allows your surgeon to thoroughly remove the endometrium tissue.

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A. Traditional Open Surgery Incision    

 

B. da Vinci Endometriosis Procedure Incision

 

In comparison to traditional open surgery incision, da Vinci Endometriosis Procedure offers some women these benefits:

  • Significantly less pain
    robotic da vinci instrument
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Quicker return to normal activities

 

Endometriosis removal procedure is best for women who want to get pregnant in the future.

Every surgery is unique to each patient and procedure.  Be sure to ask your doctor if this procedure is right for you.
 

 

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