Oakland Township, Michigan (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
Treatment of endometriosis largely revolves around the treatment of chronic pelvic pain, dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse), and dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual periods). However, left untreated, endometriosis can cause significant scarring of the fallopian tubes and subsequent infertility, the inability of a woman to conceive a pregnancy. The practitioners at Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis are acutely aware of this devastating outcome and are dedicated to completely treating the disease both from a pain perspective and a fertility perspective.
Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, MD, FACOG, founder and physician provider at Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis, stated, “We have developed an effective protocol at Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis that not only has shown great success in relieving the pain and bother of the disease, but we have witnessed many successful pregnancies as a result of the therapy”. The protocol includes an initial laparoscopy which provides a definitive diagnosis of the disease and some treatment, followed by a course of therapy that temporarily stops menstrual periods for a period of several months, and then finally a robotic procedure that removes the remaining diseased tissue. The therapy is minimally-invasive from start to finish.
Debbie Henry, MSN, NP-C, nurse practitioner at Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis, manages the patients during endometriosis therapy. According to Henry, the hormonal suppression therapy to stop menstrual periods can be difficult for patients to withstand without proper support for the 6 months required, “We had many patients drop out of therapy before we started managing patients with ‘add-back’ hormone therapy to help with the menopausal symptoms. We changed our practice style to routinely see patients at regular intervals in order to keep them comfortable and on track through the therapy. The result has been greater patient compliance and better outcomes.”
Once the aggressive 6-month hormonal suppression therapy is complete, the patient is then scheduled for a robotic resection procedure via the Da Vinci robot. Dr. Zaidan is certified in this minimally-invasive, revolutionary procedure, which in some cases, can cure a patient of endometriosis. After the robotic procedure, if the patient wishes to conceive a pregnancy, she is encouraged to do so as soon as possible because the state of pregnancy is a deterrent to the reformation of endometriosis. "New mothers are also encouraged to breastfeed after delivery for as long as possible for the same reason. The goal is to delay or minimize the monthly menstrual period.", added Henry.
For patients who wish to wait to conceive a pregnancy, Dr. Zaidan then typically initiates hormonal control of the menstrual period, which also delays the reformation of endometriosis. Hormonal control can be achieved by a variety of birth control options, such as oral contraceptive pills, Depo Provera injections every 3 months, and other hormonal forms of birth control available in implants, rings, and transdermal modalities. The knowledgeable practitioners of Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis are well versed in the variety of hormonal options available today and assist the patient in choosing the right individual fit.
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 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 having a child, as well as women who are done with their 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.