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Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis

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

About

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.
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    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.
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    Your consultant or nurse specialist will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including work or exercise.
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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 surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

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    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

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    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 3131 7216
    Enquiries 020 3130 6833

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    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Enquiries 020 3131 7962

  • The Lister Hospital Facility

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7811 4000
    Enquiries 020 3131 4978

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We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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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