Medical Care

Our podcast episodes related to medical treatment of endometriosis, such as finding a doctor, surgery

Ep91: What Can Hormonal Suppression Actually Do For Endometriosis?

Updated 1/2024. Hormonal suppression – such as combined hormonal contraception, IUDs, progestins like Dienogest/Visanne, or GNRH analogs like Lupron, Orilissa, Zoladex , Synarel, Prostap, etc – MAY help SOME people with their endometriosis SYMPTOMS. However, no hormonal medications actually treat the disease, in spite of this prevalent misinformation among the medical community. We break down…

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Ep90: Interview: Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with Dr. Amy Stein

We welcome Dr. Amy Stein, a physical therapist at the forefront of treating pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain. In addition to being the founder of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in NYC, Dr. Stein has served as the President – and is currently on the advisory board – of the International Pelvic Pain Society. She…

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Ep84: Excision Surgery for Endometriosis. Part 3

Updated 4/2023. We finalize our excision series by speaking about how endometriosis rates of recurrence for excision vary throughout the literature, and some factors that can play a role into why there is such a difference in recurrence rates among studies. We also talk about fears we might have about endo recurrence, studies looking at…

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Ep83: Excision Surgery for Endometriosis. Part 2

Updated 1/2024. As we continue our excision series, we talk about the difference between persistence vs recurrence and dive deeper into facts around excision. We also continue our discussion on how not all excision surgeons have the same skill level or experience, and why this matters. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com…

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Ep82: Surgeon Interview: Excision Surgery with Dr. Vimee Bindra

We speak with Dr. Vimee Bindra, who is an endometriosis excision surgeon at Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad, India. She is also the director of the “Centre for PCOS and Endometriosis” (COPE Clinics). Additionally, she is an endometriosis educator and co-founder of the support group ”ENDOCRUSADERS” for people with endometriosis. In this episode, Dr. Bindra answers…

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Ep81: Excision Surgery for Endometriosis. Part 1 – A Basic Overview

Updated 12/2022. Excision surgery is the gold standard treatment for endometriosis. We explain the difference between ablation and excision surgery, as well as the advantages of excision. There are only about 200 excision surgeons in the US, and we discuss systemic problems within the medical system that contribute to this shortage. We stress the importance…

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Ep68: Surgeon Interview: Dr. David Redwine, World-Renowned Excision Surgeon. Part 2

Until his retirement in 2012, Dr. David Redwine headed the world-renowned and award-winning Oregon Institute of Endometriosis at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, Oregon, treating thousands of people with endometriosis via excision surgery from all across the US, Canada, and beyond. His research is on the website endopaedia.info and has been vital to the endometriosis…

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Ep67: Surgeon Interview: Dr. David Redwine, World-Renowned Excision Surgeon. Part 1

Until his retirement in 2012, Dr. David Redwine headed the world-renowned and award-winning Oregon Institute of Endometriosis at St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, Oregon, treating thousands of people with endometriosis via excision surgery from all across the US, Canada, and beyond. His research is on the website www.endopaedia.info and has been vital to the endometriosis…

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Ep59: Interview: Extra Pelvic Endometriosis (Part 1) with Wendy Bingham DPT, Founder of ExtraPelvic Not Rare

As a part of Endometriosis Awareness Month, we speak with Wendy Bingham DPT, the founder of the non-profit called ExtraPelvic Not Rare, which is dedicated to starting conversation about extrapelvic endometriosis, while providing correct, up-to-date information about the signs and symptoms, diagnostics and appropriate treatment referrals. In this episode, we speak about why the definition…

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Ep56: Endometriosis is NOT the Endometrium. Part 1

Updated 4/2023. Endometriosis is tissue that is SIMILAR to the endometrium (uterine lining) but it is NOT the endometrium. Yet many websites, medical bodies, well-meaning advocates, and even misinformed doctors continue to get the definition of endo incorrect. Is it really such a big deal to know that endo is NOT the endometrium? Yes, because…

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