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Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis, and Fibroids

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We are committed to providing professional, comprehensive care and guidance for women dealing with uterine fibroids or endometriosis.

Endometriosis, fibroids, and pelvic pain syndrome are complex issues that affect many and can often lead to symptoms like pelvic pain and painful, heavy menstrual bleeding. We aim to illuminate these topics and treatment options with clarity and compassion.

At the North Texas Center for Women’s Health, we leverage advanced diagnostic techniques such as Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery and various treatment options to ensure our patients receive the best care. Call (903) 893-1116 to make a consultation to take control of your health today!

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Pelvic PainWhat it is

Pelvic Pain Syndrome is often characterized by persistent discomfort in the lower abdomen or pelvis area and requires professional medical attention for effective management. Our team of highly trained and experienced healthcare professionals utilizes a comprehensive and personalized approach to diagnose and treat PPS.

How treatment works

We employ a range of techniques, including physical therapy, medication, counseling, and, at times, laparoscopic or robotic surgery to alleviate your symptoms. We combine professional care, innovative techniques, and a patient-centered approach to manage PPS effectively.

EndometriosisWhat it is

Endometriosis is a medical condition that affects the tissue lining the uterus, known as the endometrium. In women with endometriosis, this tissue grows outside of the uterus in areas where it doesn't normally grow, such as on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or the lining of the pelvis.

This displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it would inside the uterus: thickening, breaking down, and bleeding with each menstrual cycle. However, because this tissue cannot exit the body, it becomes trapped. Surrounding tissues can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions, abnormal bands of fibrous tissue that can cause pelvic tissues and organs to stick to each other.

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How treatment works

Endometriosis can be effectively treated with advanced laparoscopic or robotic surgery. These methods are typically considered when conservative treatments, such as hormonal therapy or pain medication, fail to provide relief. Both laparoscopic and robotic surgeries aim to remove visible endometriotic lesions.

Laparoscopic Surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where small incisions are made in the abdomen to insert a laparoscope (a thin tube with a camera) and surgical instruments. Surgeons can visualize and treat endometriotic lesions directly. This technique has been considered the gold-standard treatment for endometriosis

Robotic Surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that uses a computer-assisted robotic system. The surgeon controls the robotic arms to perform the surgery with precision. It's associated with excellent results in the treatment of advanced stage endometriosis.

FibroidsWhat it is

Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas or myomas, are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. They are not associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.

Fibroids vary in size, shape, and location. They can grow on the inside of the uterus, within the muscular wall of the uterus, or on the outer surface of the uterus. They can be as small as a seedling, undetectable by the human eye, or large enough to distort and enlarge the uterus.

The exact cause of fibroids is unknown, but it's thought that each tumor develops from an aberrant muscle cell in the uterus, which multiplies rapidly because of the influence of estrogen.

Many women have uterine fibroids at some point in their lives, but they may not know they have them because they often cause no symptoms.

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How treatment works

Uterine fibroids can be effectively treated using advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques. These methods offer minimally invasive options to remove fibroids, causing less pain and leading to quicker recovery times compared to traditional open surgery.

Laparoscopic Myomectomy involves a surgeon making small incisions in the abdomen to insert a laparoscope (a long, thin tube with high-intensity light and a high-resolution camera at the front) and specialized surgical instruments. The surgeon then uses these tools to remove the fibroids from the uterus. Laparoscopic myomectomy is less invasive than an open procedure and usually results in less pain, less scarring, and a quicker recovery

Robotic Myomectomy is a type of laparoscopic myomectomy where the surgeon uses a computer to control highly precise robotic arms that perform the surgery. The robot's "hands" have a high degree of dexterity, allowing the surgeon to make precise movements inside your body. Robotic myomectomy allows for enhanced vision, precision, and control during the procedure.

Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis, and Fibroids

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeries are generally considered safe. They are performed by highly trained surgeons using state-of-the-art equipment.

Recovery time can vary depending on the individual and the specific procedure, but generally, patients can return to normal activities within a few weeks. We will provide detailed post-operative care instructions to aid in your comfortable and speedy recovery.

The main benefits of these advanced surgical methods include less post-operative pain, reduced blood loss, lower risk of infection, shorter hospital stays, and quicker return to normal activities.

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