Laparoscopy – Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis

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Laparoscopy is the most common surgical procedure for the diagnosis and treatment of Endometriosis.

Dr Gary Swift of QFG Gold Coast Fertility Clinic says the symptoms of endometriosis vary widely from woman to woman, and the severity of symptoms is not necessarily related to the severity of the endometriosis. Symptoms of endometriosis depend on the extent and location of the endometrial implants and the affected structures. While some women have few or no symptoms, others experience severe and incapacitating pain that recurs each month for many years.

Diagnosis of endometriosis relies on laparoscopy. Medical treatment is essential for this condition. Hormones can usually treat endmetriosis, ‘but sometimes surgery may be required to either diagnose or treat endometriosis’ says Dr Gary Swift, who specialises in laparoscopic surgical techniques for endometriosis.

Laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical technique in which the operation is performed through a small incision. Laparoscopic surgery when performed successfully, affords much less operative discomfort and faster recovery than conventional surgery. A Laparoscopy is a relatively minor operation when used purely for diagnosis. The procedure is usually done under general anesthetic. This type of operation may also be known as key-hole surgery. When undergoing treatment the effects of the procedure may be more severe.

Laparoscopic surgery is different for everyone. Each patient will have a different experience based on their expectations, the extent of surgery, the length of surgery, the surgeon, The nursing staff, the facility and how they respond to pain and a variety of other factors.

The treatment for endometriosis depends on a number of factors including the severity of symptoms and the extent of the endometriosis among other things and surgery to diagnose and treat can be very effective.

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