Endometriosis can cause pain and often debilitating symptoms. However, women throughout the greater Chicago area can find effective relief with board-certified gynecology Dr. Wolny, located in the Lakeview area of Chicago. Dr. Wolny offers the most advanced and effective options including robotic endometriosis treatment. Dr. Wolny has helped countless women overcome endometriosis and resume a symptom-free quality of life.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition which causes discomfort throughout the abdomen and pelvis. It occurs with the presence of endometrial tissue, or tissue which lines the uterus, in regions located outside the uterus. The tissue is usually found in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, the outer surface of the uterus, ligaments which support the uterus, and lining the pelvic cavity. It can also be found growing on the cervix, vulva, bladder, vagina, and bowel as well as within abdominal surgical scars in some instances. This tissue grows into lesions which respond to the woman’s menstrual cycle. This means that each month the endometriosis builds up, breaks down, and is shed. This tissue has no way of exiting the body like that in the uterus is designed to. This can cause internal bleeding, inflammation, and typically pain. It can also lead to adhesions, bowel problems, infertility, and the formation of scar tissue.
Symptoms can include:
Women with endometriosis also usually have:
Robotic-assisted, laparoscopic surgery uses a 3-D high definition camera and surgeon-guided robotic arms which allows for precise excision of endometriosis. Excision of endometriosis is the best treatment for endometriosis and laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive. Ideally, all of the endometrial lesions will be excised. Excision of endometriosis is the only treatment known which can cure disease and thus improve quality of life. This helps to relieve symptoms by eliminating the tissue which is causing the bleeding and discomfort. Patients heal quickly from this procedure and there is minimal scarring. The robotic arm can translate the surgeon's movements into small actions and thus provides advanced precision and dexterity when operating.