Endometriosis is a medical condition where tissue like the lining of the uterus grows outside of it, causing pain and other symptoms. Surgery can be an option for those with severe endometriosis, but it is not always necessary. In this blog, we will discuss how to decide whether or not you need endometriosis surgery.
The decision to undergo endometriosis surgery is made based on the severity of symptoms and the extent of the endometrial tissue growth. Surgery may be recommended if:
If you do decide to undergo endometriosis surgery, it is crucial to choose the right Gynecological surgeon and multispecialty team. Here are some things to consider:
Even with surgery, endometriosis can recur. The likelihood of recurrence depends on several factors, including the extent of the tissue growth, the effectiveness of the surgery, and the individual’s hormonal and immune system function. If your endometriosis does return after surgery, or if you are at high risk of having a recurrence your doctor may recommend additional treatment options, such as hormone therapy.
There are several reasons why endometriosis may recur after surgery, including:
In conclusion, deciding whether to undergo endometriosis surgery depends on several factors, including the severity of symptoms, fertility concerns, medication effectiveness, and other health issues. If surgery is deemed necessary, it is essential to choose the right surgeon, team, and hospital. Recurrence of endometriosis after surgery is possible, and there are several reasons why it may occur. Consult with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
Dr. Alphy S Puthiyidom
Head of the Department Obstetrics & Gynecology
Advanced Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgeon
& Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon
MEDICLINIC WELCARE HOSPITAL
Al Garhoud, Dubai
MEDICLINIC PARKVIEW HOSPITAL
Umm Sequim, Al Barsha South 3, Dubai