TREATMENTS FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS AND PELVIC PAIN

TREATMENTS FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS AND PELVIC PAIN
UTERINE ARTERY EMBOLISATION TREATMENTS FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS AND PELVIC PAIN

By a Laparoscopic Uterosacral Ligament Excision procedure

Endometriosis is tissue that is normally found in the uterus grows in other parts of the body. It can end up on your ovaries, in your pelvis, on your bladder, or in other areas.

When you have your period, this tissue swells and bleeds, just like the lining of your uterus. This is often painful, and scar tissue can form in your pelvic area.

TREATMENT OF ENDOMETRIOSIS

Endometriosis is a very common condition and can cause severe bleeding, pelvic pain and infertility.  Advanced surgical techniques can be highly successful in the treatment of endometriosis.

WHAT IS A LAPAROSCOPIC UTEROSACRAL LIGAMENT EXCISION?

Laparoscopic Uterosacral Ligament Surgery or Ablation Therapy is a treatment option offered for the treatment of Pelvic Pain caused by Endometriosis.

The procedure involves both the diagnostic confirmation and treatment at the same time. The laparoscopic procedure is performed through a few small cuts in the abdomen with the aid of a camera. The laparoscope aids diagnosis and/or the direction of the surgeon's instruments.

This specific approach offers a minimally invasive treatment of endometriosis. It is designed to repair the lining of the uterus through small incisions

The low impact excisions help to avoid unwanted damage to the uterosacral ligament (also called the sacrouterine ligament) or other support structures of the uterus.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ABLATION THERAPY?

There are a number of advantages to the patient with laparoscopic surgery versus an open procedure:

  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Smaller incisions – less scarring
  • Early return to normal activities
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Decreased risk of infection
  • Faster return to normal activities

OVERVIEW OF LAPAROSCOPIC UTEROSACRAL LIGAMENT EXCISION?

The uterosacral ligament is a fibrous fascial band on each side of the uterus passing along the lateral wall of the pelvis from the uterine cervix to the sacrum. This ligament serves as a support for the uterus and holds it in place.

WHY PERFORM A LAPAROSCOPIC UTEROSACRAL LIGAMENT EXCISION?

Laparoscopic surgery is a suitable procedure for women presenting with no clear visible pathology,  endometriosis, adhesions, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or ovarian cysts.

The uterosacral ligament is a fibrous fascial band on each side of the uterus that passes along the lateral wall of the pelvis from the uterine cervix to the sacrum and that serves to support the uterus and hold it in place.

WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR

If you experience severe bleeding, pelvic pain or unexplained infertility, or, are concerned about any gyneacological problem that may require further investigation, we would advise that you see your general practitioner and possibly obtain a referral to see Dr Gailani.

Dr Gailani can offer specialised help, advice on a possible diagnosis, further investigations and suitable treatment. Contact his rooms at www.omargailani.com.au