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Endometriosis Surgery

Endometriosis surgery can provide relief from symptoms and restore fertility

Many women don’t realize that they have endometriosis until they have trouble conceiving. This condition plays a role in 50% of women facing fertility struggles. However, endometriosis doesn’t just cause infertility. It can also lead to other issues like pelvic pain and heavy periods. Thankfully, you don’t have to just live with these problems. Our Austin fertility surgeons can perform minimally invasive endometriosis surgery to help.

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is uterine tissue (an endometrial implant) that grows outside of the uterus. It can grow on everything from the ovaries and fallopian tubes to the bladder and bowel. During a woman’s period, the implants respond to hormones. However, they have no way to leave the body, which can lead to problems.

Sometimes endometriosis can cause intense pain. However, some women don’t have any pain. In fact, the only indicator that they may have endometriosis is their unexplained inability to get pregnant each month.

Endometriosis surgery can help make motherhood possible

When it comes to endometriosis, surgery is the only way to definitively diagnose it. Additionally, surgical removal is often the best option for a woman who wants to conceive. All our Austin fertility surgeons have experience performing a minimally invasive procedure called laparoscopy. They know how to handle the delicate organs of the reproductive system to remove endometrial implants.

During a laparoscopic procedure, a surgeon makes two to three very small incisions in the patient’s lower abdomen. Using small instruments and a lighted camera, the surgeon can identify the endometrial implants. They can also perform endometriosis surgery at the same time to remove the tissue.

There are many benefits of a laparoscopic procedure for endometriosis.

  • The patient can go home a few hours after surgery.
  • It typically only takes a day or two before a patient can resume usual activities.
  • The risk of complications and scarring is very low.
  • Removal of endometrial implants improves a woman’s ability to get pregnant.

Often, patients can conceive without further treatment after endometriosis surgery. However, if a patient still needs help getting pregnant, treatments like IUI and IVF can help.

If you’re looking for endometriosis treatment, contact us at Texas Fertility Center to learn how our Austin fertility surgeons can make your dream of motherhood come true.

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