Surgery for Endometriosis of the Bowel in Houston, TX
Endometriosis is a condition women experience when tissue that normally lines the uterus grows in other parts of the body, such as the fallopian tubes or ovaries. This condition can also happen on the walls of the intestine, known as bowel endometriosis. Houston Colon offers minimally invasive surgical procedures for severe endometriosis of the bowel by internationally renowned surgeons using advanced techniques.
What Is Endometriosis?
Endometrial tissue lines the interior of the uterus. When this tissue starts to grow outside of the uterus into other parts of the body, such as the bowel, it’s called endometriosis. The disease causes inflammation and can lead to organs in the pelvic area sticking together. About one-third of all women who develop endometriosis end up with endometriosis of the bowel. It’s non-cancerous, but if not treated, it can get worse over time.
Symptoms of Bowel Endometriosis
Symptoms of the condition are similar to other colon issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, but with endometriosis of the bowel, the onset of symptoms tends to coincide with the start of a period. Symptoms can include:
- Pain during bowel movement
- Abdominal cramps
Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery for Endometriosis
At Houston Colon, our surgical team is advanced in using robotic and laparoscopic surgeries to treat various rectal and colon diseases, including endometriosis. We offer a minimally invasive procedure that leaves a tiny, discreet scar compared to open surgery. Our team of surgeons will cut the bowel free and assess the extent of the growth. Steps may include removing the outer surface layer of the bowel or removing a small section of the bowel. Using our innovative methods, patients benefit from smaller incisions and less risk of infection and bleeding.
Schedule a Bowel Endometriosis Consultation
For women with endometriosis, it is common for it to spread to other parts of the pelvic area. If you’re experiencing any symptoms of endometriosis of the bowel or have been recommended by your doctor to see a specialist for a procedure, contact Houston Colon. We specialize in rectal and colon surgeries with an internationally recognized team of surgeons. Schedule a consultation today.