Endometriosis is usually diagnosed at the time of laparoscopy.
Your Eve Health surgeon will plan and discuss with you the likelihood of the presence, severity and location of endometriosis prior to surgery but these factors may only be clearly identified at the time of surgery. If endometriosis is diagnosed it will usually be treated at the same operation. Your gynaecologist will carefully survey the inside of the pelvis and abdomen with the laparoscope and identify the sites and severity of endometriosis. Using energy sources such as monopolar and bipolar diathermy (electrosurgery) all the endometriosis will be excised (removed) and sent to the laboratory for testing. The aim is to restore normal anatomy by removing endometriosis, treating endometriomas, dividing adhesions (internal scar tissue) and optimising fertility if required. Occasionally the severity of the endometriosis will be more severe and additional more-involved surgery will be required. In these circumstances your Eve gynaecologist will have a detailed discussion with you.