ENDOMETRIOSIS: Robotic surgery options
Endometriosis is the second most common Gynaecological condition for women in the UK and Liverpool Women's is aiming to provide better treatments and experiences for women with the help of robotic surgery.
During March each year, Endometriosis Awareness Month takes place to highlight the challenges women with the condition face.
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes and can affect women of any age. On average, it takes 7.5 years for a woman in the UK to receive diagnosis of endometriosis, despite it being the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK.
Treatment options available to women include pain killers in the form of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, alone or in combination with hormonal agents, such as the combined oral contraception pill, progesterone only pill, progesterone containing coil or implant. For those who have more severe endometriosis, involving ovarian lesions, surgery is often the next available treatment option.
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