Endometriosis can bring turmoil in your life. The condition occurs when your uterine wall tissue starts to grow outside the uterus, attaching to other parts of the body including the bladder, rectum, Fallopian tubes, or ovaries. This can be very painful. Besides pain, the condition can make you have heavy periods and cause difficulty with bowel movements. If this defines your experience and you are seeking treatment for endometriosis in Miami, there is good news. Peter A Khamvongsa, FACOG, FACS, IF, and his team is experienced in treating this condition using various treatment options.
The use of robotic surgery has revolutionized surgery in correcting the defects arising from this condition. We take a look at why:
Diagnosis for Endometriosis
If you are experiencing symptoms of endometriosis including painful intercourse and periods, infertility, and blood in your urine or stool among others, your doctor will recommend a pelvic exam. Your doctor will treat your condition without the need for other examinations or surgery if they establish that your pelvic pain is purely due to endometriosis. Your condition can be mild, moderate, or severe, which is usually informed by the laparoscopic scans. Your doctor may remove a biopsy during the scan for further observation to help rule out cancer. If you are found to have endometriosis, your doctor will remove these growths right away.
Conservative Approaches First
Your doctor understands that your condition may exhibit symptoms and experience pain in a unique way, which is why you deserve an individualized treatment plan. While your treatment plan might have slight differences from that of another patient, your doctor will first use conservative options to relieve pain.
If your diagnosis establishes that you have endometriosis, your doctor will order detailed checks to determine how far the condition has progressed. This helps inform on the most effective treatment plan including the use of anti-inflammatory medication and hormone therapy to relieve you from pain.
If these conservative approaches are found to offer limited relief from pain, your doctor will elect surgery. Various surgical procedures can be used in your treatment, but none compare to robotic-assisted laparoscopy. This is why:
The use of robotic-assisted techniques has an excellent accuracy level which is second to none. Robotics have enhanced dexterity and this helps minimize incisions in the area being operated on. Your doctor uses 3D imaging from the DaVinci Surgical System to get a clear view of what is happening inside your abdominal cavity in real-time. The revolutionary EndoWrist® technology creates precise movements in the robotic arm, which minimizes the chance of error.
After your physician has located the endometrial tissue, he will use Lisa Laser to resect and remove it outside your uterus. You can expect to feel less pain and blood loss during surgery. The procedure also has less scarring and downtime compared to the use of laparotomy or laparoscopy.
It is time to be liberated from the shackles of endometriosis so you can enjoy life. Visit your experienced surgeon to learn how robotic surgery can help end your woes with endometriosis.