Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis

Minimally invasive surgery for endometriosis

If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, our gynaecologists can remove endometrial tissue using the latest keyhole surgical techniques

About surgery for endometriosis

Endometrial tissue is usually only found in the womb. Endometriosis is when the endometrial tissue spreads outside the womb to other parts of the body.

The result of this, is the surrounding tissue can become inflamed and cause pain and scarring it can also effect other parts of the body which are in contact with the womb such as your bladder. When this happens, our specialists can carry out a laparoscopic excision to remove the endometriosis.

Need to know

  • What happens during surgery? icon plus

    An laparoscopic excision of endometriosis is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. Your consultant surgeon will start by making a few small incisions in your naval area, and will 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 incisions 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 or socks on to prevent blood clots during the surgery.
  • After surgery 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 gynaecology consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our locations

From complex gynaecological surgery for severe endometriosis to tests and screening and advice about managing long term symptoms, we provide exceptional gynaecology care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Book an appointment

Our team can help with any enquiries or you can make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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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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