Endometriosis is a gynecologic health problem that occurs when the tissue that lines the uterus grows outside the uterus, on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or other pelvic or abdominal organs.
Endometriosis symptoms can include, but are not limited to, severe pain during menstrual periods, chronic pain in the lower back and pelvis, pain during or after sex, bleeding between periods.
Some women with endometriosis will respond to treatment with medications. Others may require surgery. Endometriosis surgery could include a hysterectomy—the removal of the uterus, which can be performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques that only require small incisions. Sometimes, endometriosis surgery is even less invasive. In these procedures, the surgeon removes only the areas of endometriosis tissue.
For more information about Gynecologic Surgery at Holy Cross Health, please fill out our brief contact form or call Stephanie Heller, program director at 301-754-7501.
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