Endometriosis is a disease that affects over 1.5 million women in the United Kingdom. Endometriosis impacts on a woman’s life in various ways such as chronic pain, inability to conceive and difficulty in fulfilling work and social commitments. Endometriosis often causes problems in other areas of the body including bowel and urinary system.
At Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital our Consultant Gynaecologists specialise in both the surgical and non surgical management of endometriosis and pelvic pain. Our multi disciplinary team approach aims to holistically manage your symptoms with the help of specialists in the field of endometriosis.
In some cases, patients may need to undergo surgical removal of the endometriosis which may be through laparoscopic excision. Surgical removal may have a number of benefits including, improvement of pelvic pain, and may prevent patients from requiring a hysterectomy. Additionally, for those couples trying to conceive, a surgical option may also enhance the chances of conception.
Endometriosis often causes problems in other areas of the body including bowel and urinary system. In these cases we have specialists that work in conjunction with your endometriosis specialist to ensure you have the right multidisciplinary team to meet your needs.
Where possible all our surgical approaches for endometriosis are undertaken via laparoscopic techniques, often referred to as keyhole surgery.
If you do require surgery you can be assured that your consultant will fully review your options as an individual ensuring any treatment plan is right for you.