Many women want to know if surgery is a cure for endometriosis. The good news is that endometriosis excision surgery is the only known treatment for endometriosis that can eradicate the disease and the majority of women do not need additional surgical treatment. Unfortunately that does not mean that surgery will always cure your endometriosis because there are cases in which the tissue grows back and another surgery must be performed to remove the newly grown tissue. However, many women are greatly satisfied with the results of surgery and say that their pain, bloating and other discomforts are reduced so much that they are able to enjoy life again.
While surgery is top-of-mind for many patients, the MIRI team works with patients to explore all treatment options. Diet, hormone and alternative therapies cannot cure endometriosis, but many women find that they are able to greatly reduce their endometriosis symptoms with these treatments without surgery. For some women, however, surgery is the best option of treatment. Endometriosis excision surgery can remove the lesions of endometriosis located within the abdominal cavity and as such, reduce the symptoms that prevent some women from having a normal quality of life.
Why Does Endometriosis Come Back After Surgery?
Endometriosis can reoccur after surgery, but it’s important to know that this does not happen to the majority of patients. When endometriosis does grow again after surgery, it is a complicated process. It is believed that the healing process can actually trigger new growth in some patients. Endometriosis does not grow in new sites, but where the endometriosis was originally removed.
Most women find that when they do have these episodes of reoccurrence, the symptoms are much more minimal than they were originally. There are surgical techniques like excising the margins of the areas with endometriosis tissue that can ensure your removal surgery was thorough and prevent regrowth. MIRI’s surgical team stays up-to-date on the latest innovations and methods of endometriosis removal to ensure you will have the best possible outcomes with endometriosis excision surgery.
If you have questions about endometrial excision surgery, our patient coordinators can get you answers. Most women who have surgery for endometriosis say that they are so satisfied with the results of surgery that they wish they’d done it sooner. We are here to help you explore your options and stop endometriosis from interfering with your quality of life.