Endometriosis Treatment in Jacksonville, FL


Endometriosis is a disease defined as endometrial glands and stroma (part of the uterine lining) implanted outside the uterine cavity. The lesions are usually located in the pelvis on the ovaries and behind the uterus but can occur at multiple sites including the bowel, bladder, diaphragm, and lungs. Endometriosis is benign (not cancer) but causes inflammation, scarring and pain and can be responsible for painful periods, painful intercourse, chronic pain, and infertility. Symptoms can range from minimal to severely debilitating. Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disease that affects women during their adolescent, reproductive, and even postmenopausal hormonal stages. A history of endometriosis is associated with increased risk of some cancers.

As fellowship-trained physicians we are experts in the diagnosis and medical and surgical management of endometriosis in all age groups.

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  • Endometriosis is glandular tissue (nearly identical to the tissue that lines the uterine cavity) that grows outside the uterus, causing pain, infertility, cysts, abnormal bleeding, and adhesions (organs stick together).
  • Diagnosed with a surgical biopsy obtained usually with laparoscopic or robotic surgery
  • Grows in response to estrogen and is suppressed by progesterones or in low-hormone states like menopause or artificial menopause from medications.
  • Increases the risk for certain types of ovarian cancer.
  • Can involve non-gynecologic organs like the umbilicus, brain, lungs, diaphragm, liver, bowel, bladder, ureters, and abdominal wall.

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