Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis: Introducing a Specialized Center Treating Pelvic Pain, Painful Intercourse, and Painful Menstrual Periods in Oakland County, MI

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Endometriosis is a painful, sometimes disabling disease that attacks a woman’s reproductive tract and other pelvic organs and can ultimately lead to infertility and chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis is a one-of-a-kind, specialty center for woman suffering with the disease and its painful sequelae.

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We provide an inviting, calming atmosphere here at Women's Excellence in Endometriosis; these patients are dealing with a stressful, chronic condition and the last thing they need is a long wait or a quick visit

Women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) may likely have a condition called “Endometriosis.” Endometriosis is a disease affecting the female reproductive tract in which the endometrial lining of the uterus spreads into the pelvic cavity, implanting itself on the pelvic structures, causing inflammation and pain. Symptoms of endometriosis include painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea) which cannot be relieved with typical over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, irregular periods, pelvic pain, painful sexual intercourse, and/or difficulty conceiving a pregnancy. Untreated, endometriosis can lead to chronic pelvic pain (CPP), infertility, and disability in women.

Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis is a specialty center designed to treat women with this chronic condition in a multidisciplinary fashion. Dr. Jonathan Zaidan has established himself as an expert in diagnosing and treating endometriosis. Dr. Zaidan is trained and credentialed in minimally invasive robotic surgery to treat endometriosis. Working primarily out of McLaren Oakland hospital in Pontiac, MI, Dr. Zaidan can remove most and sometimes all disease through this procedure. According to Dr. Zaidan, “Robotic resection of endometriosis is the most advanced treatment for the disease and can even provide a surgical cure for some individuals. The procedure is minimally invasive, which means no large incisions, patient goes home the same day in most cases, and recovery is much easier and faster”.

Endometriosis can only be definitively diagnosed with laparoscopy, which is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to view the pelvic cavity with a small scope and visualize the disease. “Once diagnosis has been confirmed, in most cases we start the patient on a six-month regimen of Lupron or Zoladex therapy. A monthly dose of either of these medications halts the production of estrogen and puts the patient into a temporary medical menopause, which gives the body’s natural immune system a chance clear as much of the endometriosis as possible, before going back into surgery for the robotic resection”, states Debbie Henry, NP-C, nurse practitioner at Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis. “We have found this protocol to be highly successful for most patients, especially since endometriosis appears to be an estrogen dependent disease”, adds Henry. After the robotic resection of endometriosis, hormonal suppression of estrogen is prescribed, usually in the form of a birth control option such as Depo Provera or a combined oral contraceptive pill (COCPS), in order to retard a resurgence of the disease.

“Women with endometriosis are dealing with a chronic illness and need specialized care. We just felt that we could not give these patients adequate time and the quality of care that they really needed in a busy OB/GYN setting, sandwiched between routine OB visits and annual exams”, states Zaidan. “We provide an inviting, calming atmosphere here at Women's Excellence in Endometriosis; these patients are dealing with a stressful, chronic condition and the last thing they need is a long wait or a quick visit. We are able to provide longer patient visits at this center. Our patients really become like family to us”, Henry offered.

For women who are knowingly dealing with endometriosis or dealing with chronic symptoms that could likely be endometriosis, Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis offers a comprehensive, specialized treatment with a compassionate touch. From the reception staff, to the medical assistants, to the providers, Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis’ mission is to provide timely, evidenced-based care, in a compassionate way. “We have helped hundreds of patients are we are eager to help hundreds more”, concludes Henry.

Founded by Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, Women's Excellence in Endometriosis is a comprehensive center for women that have either been diagnosed with endometriosis or have the symptoms of endometriosis. Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis utilizes the latest and best treatment protocols to effectively treat the symptoms and sequelae of endometriosis. Whether a woman has known endometriosis or seeking a diagnosis for symptoms of painful sexual intercourse, painful periods, chronic pelvic pain or irregular bleeding, Women's Excellence in Endometriosis is designed to diagnose, treat and improve the symptoms of endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis treats all women with these symptoms including those women in the teenage years, women who are desiring to conceive a pregnancy, as well as women who are done childbearing. The knowledgeable, well trained, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis are now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment today (248) 693-1630 or visit http://www.centerofendometriosis.com.

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