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Why Choose Marina Del Rey Hospital for Endometriosis Resection?

At our hospital we understand your concerns regarding your condition and the possible effects that it may have on your fertility and that is why we have gathered the most caring personnel in one of the best practices dedicated to women’s health, to offer you the best treatment options.

After the endometriosis surgery performed at Marina Del Rey Hospital you will experience relief from your symptoms. And more, your fertility may become improved as a result of this procedure. Being regarded as a minimally invasive procedure by our skilled gynecologic surgeons, in about a week your recovery should be complete.

Endometriosis is a condition where cells from the lining of the uterus wind up growing outside the uterus, typically on the ovaries. It can be very painful and can affect fertility, and often surgery is the recommended treatment.

In endometriosis surgery, the surgeon uses special instruments to remove any abnormal growths of uterine lining. The goal is to relieve discomfort and other symptoms, and to improve fertility if this is a concern and it has been affected.

As a general rule, endometriosis resection surgery is recommended in the following cases:

  • inadequate response of the body to nonsurgical treatment
  • severe cases of endometriosis, with severe symptoms
  • anatomic distortion of the pelvic organs caused by the disorder
  • obstruction of the urinary tract or the bowel

Following recovery from endometriosis surgery, which should take around a week, you should experience relief from the symptoms that caused you to seek treatment. In the year following surgery, most patients report that their pain is better.

Fertility may also improve as a result of endometriosis surgery, particularly in moderate to serious cases of endometriosis. In some severe cases and in some older patients, doctors may recommend alternatives.

With minimally invasive surgery, the biggest difference that the patient will notice is in recovery. Traditional "open" endometriosis surgery is performed through a long cut in the pelvic area, but nowadays, the procedure is generally performed using laparoscopy. This means the surgeon uses only small incisions, and the surgery is monitored using a tiny camera. With laparoscopy, patients generally recover quickly, with minimal risks for incision-site infections.

Robotic surgery takes the minimally invasive concept one step further. The da Vinci Si surgical robot enhances the surgeon's natural steadiness and precision, resulting in incisions that are more precise than is possible with the human hand alone. Other advantages of this advanced robotic surgical treatment are:

  • Low risk of negative side effects
  • Less scarring
  • Less pain from surgery
  • Less risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay

The da Vinci® Surgical System is a new sophisticated robotic platform specially designed to expand the surgeon’s capabilities and offer state-of-the-art minimally invasive facilities for major surgery.

Marina Women's Health’s surgeons have extended experience in operating with the Da Vinci® Surgical System. The key components of this system include:

  • 4 interactive robotic arms
  • A high-definition 3D vision system
  • A patient-side cart where the patient is placed during the operation
  • An ergonomic console for the surgeon to sit at during the surgery
  • Proprietary EndoWrist® tools.

Endometriosis is a serious concern, and we're here to help you. Our surgical team has years of expertise and an excellent record of successful outcomes. If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, there is hope. Call us at 844-MISI-4-YOU to learn how we can treat endometriosis and help improve your quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions About Endometriosis Resection

Recent data show that endometriosis is a condition that occurs in 6-10 % of the women of reproductive age - approximately 6 million women in the U.S. The average age for endometriosis cases was thought to be around 30-40 years of age.

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The growth of the endometrium outside its normal place (the womb) is called endometriosis. It is not a cancerous condition, yet it causes health problems. The malfunction of the organs is often associated with pain and long-term unwanted effects like infertility.

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The pelvis area, or the lower abdomen is the most frequent place for endometriosis. The female reproductive organs, the rectum, the bowels and the bladder are inside the pelvis. They can be affected in various degrees by endometriosis. Its name derives from the endometrium - the name of the lining of the uterus (the womb), which suffers an abnormal growth outside its normal place.

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Based on the localization and the stage of their condition, women with endometriosis may be concerned about the risk of infertility. Doctors estimate about 5% of infertility cases are related to endometriosis, but the connection between them is not clear. Not all women with endometriosis are infertile, but 30% to 50% of infertile women are diagnosed with endometriosis.

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Endometriosis is not a sexually transmitted disease.

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