Endometriosis resection is an exciting option for women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain or from painful menstruation as a result of endometriosis — a condition where cells and tissue from the lining of the uterus form in other areas of the abdominal cavity leading to pain and irregular, heavy bleeding.
What Endometriosis Resection Involves
With endometriosis resection, Dr. Ghozland is able to identify endometrial implants surgically using advanced minimally invasive surgery and a novel new procedure called “Firefly,” whereby patients receive an IV injection of a fluorescent solution to help illuminate the fibroids. This provides a sort of GPS-like map inside the abdomen to help identify the heaviest concentrations of endometriosis.
Any implants identified will be burned or resected (i.e. cut out). The procedure ultimately leads to decreased pelvic pain.
Risks Associated With Endometriosis Resection
As with any surgery, normal risk factors include:
- Injury to adjacent organs
This is an outpatient surgery that may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. Patients will be able to return to everyday activities and work very quickly.
Though this is a very effective procedure, endometriosis and endometriosis implants may grow back. This may result in the need for another procedure in the future or continued medical management.
Call Dr. Ghozland’s Santa Monica office today to schedule a consultation to see if you’re a candidate for endometriosis resection. Let us help you achieve a better quality of life with less pain through this procedure that has a quick recovery time. For more information, please call (310) 393-9359.