Endometriosis is a female reproductive disease in which tissue normally found only in the uterus locates itself elsewhere in the body. The tissue lesions shed along with the normal menstrual cycle, but the material is not routed from the body, like uterine tissue. This can cause severe cramping, bleeding and inflammation. Several theories are posited as to why this painful disorder occurs, but there is no consensus of opinion. If a mother has endometriosis, her daughter is more likely to experience it.
Surgical excision of the rogue tissue is considered the gold standard to relieve pain and restore function.
One important recommendation for this type of procedure is that excision allows for examination of the lesion removed, to check for pathology. If the lesion proves cancerous, excision surgery has performed a complete removal with clear borders, which means that a repeat procedure will not be necessary. A recent Swedish study indicated that endometriosis patients who underwent excision surgery had a reduced incidence of ovarian cancers when compared to those opting for other forms of endometrial treatments. Further studies also indicate greater pain relief and quality of life post-surgery for those opting for an excision procedure.
Advanced Laparascopic Excision Surgery is recommended by Dr. Tamer Sekin, Board Certified gynecologist, laparoscopic surgeon and leading specialist in endometriosis. Dr. Sekin is internationally recognized for his committment to treatment of this debilitating disease and the use of laparascopic excision surgery as a critical component of his therapy.
Performance of laparoscopic excision surgery is very precise, with minimal risk to vital organs. Laparoscopic excision uses a thin, wand-like instrument fitted with a tiny video camera. Organs are lifted and separated via carbon dioxide gas injected into the abdominal cavity, to facilitate exploration for diseased tissue. All organs are carefully examined, layer by layer, to discover and excise rogue lesions. This procedure is called Deep Laparoscopic Excision. The surgery may be as brief as 45 minutes or longer, depending on individual needs. The procedure utilizes general anesthesia and is usually done on an outpatient basis in a hospital operating room.
With successful surgical outcome fertility is improved, the uterus presents a normal configuration and painful symptoms are eliminated.
According to Dr. Seckin, the best outcomes for an endometriosis surgery involve complete excision of the diseased tissue, not hysterectomy or drug therapy, which simply mask symptoms. He maintains that conventional therapies or surgeries do not address the hidden endometrial tumors which still lie below the surface, waiting to grow and thrive once again.
Laparoscopic excision surgery is a precise, minimally-invasive and successful remedy for endometrial disease and its painful symptoms.