Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis

If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, we can remove them using keyhole surgical techniques

About surgery for endometriosis

Endometrial tissue is usually only found in the womb. Sometimes, it can form in other parts of the body. As a result, the surrounding tissue can become inflamed and cause pain and scarring. When this happens, we can carry out a laparoscopic excision to remove the endometriosis (scarred areas).

Need to know

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    An laparoscopic excision of endometriosis is usually carried out under general anaesthetic, which means you'll be asleep. Your consultant surgeon will start by making a few small cuts in your naval area. They'll use these cuts to insert a laparoscope (a thin telescope with a camera and light at the end) to examine your affected organs. Your consultant surgeon will make additional cuts in your lower abdomen and use this opening to remove the endometriosis.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Your consultant surgeon will explain the procedure to you during a pre-surgery screening, which will most likely take place on a date before the procedure. Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. These will be explained to you. As you'll be receiving a general anaesthetic, it's likely you'll be asked to limit your food and drink intake in the hours leading up to your surgery. You may also be asked to put on special tights to prevent blood clots during the surgery.
  • Afterwards icon plus

    Your consultant or nurse specialist will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including work or exercise.

Our consultants

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Our facilities

From complex gynaecological surgery to tests and screening, we provide exceptional gynaecology care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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