It is estimated that 1 in every 10 women have endometriosis during their reproductive years 1 and about 1 in 5 teenagers have the disease2.
There is a significant delay – between 7 to 12 years – in the diagnosis of endometriosis, from the time of onset of symptoms suggestive of endometriosis to the gold standard surgical diagnosis34.
The problem is that endometriosis not only causes pelvic pain but also negatively affects fertility, can progress over time56and often pain is the only herald of the disease.
The restorative approach to this prevalent disease is not to mask the disease with hormonal suppression or birth control pills, but to destroy it or remove it completely. Studies have shown that excision in expert hands has the potential to eradicate the disease and thereby to improve quality of life 7and preserve fertility.