The best treatment for endometriosis depends on your specific circumstances.
Endometriosis can be painful and even cause complications including infertility, however there are treatment options. The best course of treatment depends on your specific circumstances. In honor of March, National Endometriosis Awareness Month, here's a look at the possibilities.
When determining the best course of treatment, your doctor will consider the severity of your endometriosis, the symptoms you are suffering and whether or not a future pregnancy is desired.
Treatment options for endometriosis include medication and surgery. If your pain is beyond that which an over-the-counter pain reliever can ease effectively, your doctor may prescribe a hormonal therapy. Such drugs could be in the form of birth control pills or an injectable drug, and are designed to shorten or eliminate your menstrual period and therefore the build up of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. If your symptoms are severe or if you would like to become pregnant, your doctor may recommend surgery.
The da Vinci® Surgical System gives skilled surgeons an option beyond both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. The surgeon controls state-of-the-art robotics to perform a procedure with unmatched precision and benefits to the patient including less bleeding, less scarring, less pain and a shorter recovery time than compared to other surgical options. In the case of endometriosis, your doctor may recommend an endometriosis resection or a hysterectomy. An endometriosis resection involves the removal of endometrial implants, but preserves the uterus. A hysterectomy involves removing the uterus.
To learn more about robotic surgery for the treatment of endometriosis, visit us online. Read about the McKinney Robotic Surgical Institute online or call us for a physician referral at 1-855-296-6265.