Plenary Lecture 2 - SRS Lecture: Surgical Management of Endometriosis
Time:9:45 am - 10:30 am
Location:Ballroom 6 - San Diego Convention Center
Tommaso Falcone, M.D., Cleveland Clinic
Endowed by a 1999 Grant from Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Needs Assessment and Description
Endometriosis is a highly prevalent disease. However, there are many knowledge gaps in the treatment of endometriosis resulting in delivery of poor care to patients. This disease has a tremendous burden on society, both economically and quality of life. This live course for physicians, nurses, laboratory scientists and social workers who work with endometriosis patients is designed to critically address the current recommendations of surgical management in women with endometriosis.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Assess the outcome (pain relief or pregnancy) of surgical treatment for endometriosis.
- Describe different surgical techniques used to treat endometriosis.
- Discuss the overall management of non-pelvic endometriosis.
A 32-year-old woman with a known history of endometriosis has a 3-cm solitary endometrioma on her baseline ultrasound prior to in vitro fertilization (IVF). She has dysmenorrhea that requires nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and no other pain symptoms. After participating in this session, in my practice I will:
- Remove the cyst before proceeding with her cycle to relieve her pain.
- Remove the cyst to improve cycle outcome and relieve her pain.
- Proceed with her cycle.
- Not applicable to my area of practice.