The gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis is by visualization. The likelihood of accurately diagnosing endometriosis increases when the specimen can be sent to pathology to be analyzed and tested for the condition.
Our doctors offer laparoscopic surgery to view the endometriosis. This surgery is a minimally invasive procedure in which a doctor will insert a tiny camera into your belly button to view the internal organs and the pelvis and search for endometriosis.
At the Duke Center for Endometriosis Diagnosis & Treatment, "see and treat" laparoscopy is performed, so that all the endometriosis is found and treated at the same procedure as often as possible.
At the Duke Center for Endometriosis Diagnosis & Treatment, we offer expert care for patients with endometriosis and specialize in the laparoscopic surgical management of endometriosis by excision (biopsy).
Surgical excision involves cutting out the entire endometriosis implant and sending it to pathology to verify that it is endometriosis. The goal of surgery is the to treat endometriosis wherever it is found.
To accomplish this, we have the latest, state-of-the-art equipment available in our operating rooms, such as advanced, high-definition imaging equipment, a very refined carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, and the DaVinci robotic surgery platform.
Patients have come from all over the U.S. to receive this laparoscopic excision for the treatment of endometriosis.
Physicians offering this service include:
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