Duke offers advanced diagnosis and treatment techniques to manage the pain and infertility associated with endometriosis.
Endometriosis occurs when tissue, normally found in the lining of the uterus and shed each month during menstruation, is found elsewhere in the body -- either on the uterus, in the ovaries, or in the pelvis.
At Duke, we offer a variety of approaches to diagnose endometriosis. We offer ultrasounds, MRI scans, gynecologic exams, and laparoscopic surgery to determine the presence of endometriosis.
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where a doctor will insert a tiny camera into your belly button to view the internal organs and pelvis and look for signs of endometriosis. Because surgery is an unpleasant experience, we often use laparoscopic surgery to diagnose and treat endometriosis at the same time.
Our doctors offer numerous treatment options for patients with endometriosis. Your doctor will help determine the best course of treatment for you. These treatments include:
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 919-684-2471. To find a physician or get a referral, call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853).
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