Excision surgery is the gold standard for endometriosis treatment. 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 briefly talk about robotic surgery as well as surgical lighting. For resources on finding an excision surgeon, see our website. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review!
SOURCES: Clickable links at insixteenyears.com/episode81
For resources for finding an excision surgeon, see my Endo Overview Treatment section: insixteenyears.com/treatment
Excision of Endometriosis – from the CEC, which includes the resources for the question we mentioned “My Doctor thinks excision & Endometriosis Treatment Centers are all hype and that the disease can be treated by anyone through basic Laparoscopy, drug suppression and down the road, hysterectomy. Do you have any references supporting the use of Excision?”
Robotic Surgery – Article we referenced by Dr John Dulemba
Endometriosis Appearance and Location: Impact on Surgical Success – From Nancy’s Nook
Lier, M.C.I., Vlek, S.L., Ankersmit, M. et al. Comparison of enhanced laparoscopic imaging techniques in endometriosis surgery: a diagnostic accuracy study. Surg Endosc 34, 96–104 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-019-06736-8