What is Adenomyosis and How Can It Be Treated?
Adenomyosis sounds like a rare disease but it is actually a widespread concern among menopause-aged women. The good news is, adenomyosis is completely treatable using procedures such as robotic hysterectomy and endometrial ablation surgery.
Understanding the condition and symptoms.
Sometimes, the uterus interior lining breaks though the uterine walls. When this happens, it’s known as adenomyosis. The condition can spread throughout the uterus or stay in one specific location. Women with this condition are sometimes symptom free, but those who do have symptoms often experience:
- Painful menstrual cramps
- Lower abdominal pressure and discomfort
- Unusually heavy menstrual flow
- Painful intercourse
Adenomyosis is a non-life-threatening condition, but for women with painful symptoms, it can definitely impact quality of life.
Treatment options offer adenomyosis relief.
Dr. David Ghozland offers several treatment options for women suffering from painful adenomyosis. One option is endometrial ablation, a procedure that removes or destroys the uterine lining. This is a great option for women who do not want a hysterectomy, since it does not impact normal hormone production.
Dr. Ghozland performs endometrial ablation as an outpatient procedure. After inserting a tiny camera into the uterus in order to observe the treatment area, Dr. Ghozland uses a hot saline solution to burn away the endometrial lining. The procedure is safe, fast and risk free, with a high success rate.
Another treatment option offered by Dr. Ghozland is robotic hysterectomy. This procedure is performed using a thin tube attached to a small camera that is inserted through tiny cuts in the abdomen. Dr. Ghozland then performs the hysterectomy robotically while observing a video screen, making the entire procedure minimally invasive. This technique means patients can recover faster and avoid the downtime associated with traditional hysterectomy.
If you suffer from sometimes debilitating symptoms of adenomyosis, knowing your treatment options can put you on the road to recovery. Consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ghozland to see if robotic hysterectomy or endometrial ablation surgery are right for you. Call us today at (310) 393-9359.