Find a specialist
Treatment for Endometriosis is best carried out by a gynaecologist with a specialist interest in Endometriosis. This is because not all gynaecologists are familiar with Endometriosis. Furthermore, not all surgeons are trained specifically in diagnosing and treating the condition.
Finding expert help early on is an important step to ensuring that you get the care and support you need, preventing delayed or misdiagnosis, poor treatment, and inadequate care.
The importance of seeking specialist help
Because of the complexities of this type of Endometriosis, surgical treatment is preferably carried out by an accredited Endometriosis specialist – meaning a gynaecologist working with a urologist, colorectal, or thoracic surgeon where required.
Finding expert help early on can help prevent delayed or misdiagnosis, poor treatment, and inadequate care.
What is an endometriosis specialist?
An Endometriosis specialist is someone whose primary focus is of managing endometriosis, someone who understands the condition and the ways in which to treat it. A specialist is prepared to work with you to understand your needs and decide together on a treatment plan which may work best for you.
A good specialist would not hesitate to refer you to another professional who may be more advanced in treating endometriosis to ensure you get the greatest level of care.
Why it's important to seek specialist help
Endometriosis can be seen from clear lesions to pink, red and sometimes dark brown and black patches. These lesions may not always be seen on the surface where instead they can be buried deep beneath various tissues or organs. Therefore, this type of operation requires a high level of skills and expertise as it can be difficult to diagnose by a non-specialist.
Dedicated nurse specialist's
If you become unwell between appointments, most endometriosis centres provide an advice line they can call for help. Advice lines are usually run by endometriosis nurse specialists who are available to provide support in time of need.
Get in touch with your chosen centre and find out the name and contact details of your specialist teams dedicated nurses.