The hyperplasia of endometrium tissue (endometriosis) is a notorious obstacle for many women of reproductive age. Crucially important for any woman with endometriosis is to find a competent and experienced specialist, who will perform proper endometriosis diagnostics and select the treatment method, which is tailored to an individual endometriosis case. Only when the stage and the type of endometriosis have been determined, can the treatment begin. All diagnostics and treatments at German endometriosis centers are performed in compliance with the strictest therapeutic requirements, issued by the German Endometriosis Institute in 2014. It accounts for high success levels and lower rate of relapses after the endometriosis treatment.
If the uterus cavity of a woman is well prepared for embryo implantation, but the fallopian tubes are blocked, German specialists in some cases don’t recommend the surgical treatment of endometriosis. It is more advisable for a woman have a mild hormone stimulation of the ovaries done, harvest the healthy eggs and to freeze them for future IVF attempts. Later on the eggs of a woman are studied, fertilized with male sperm and cultured in special environment. Placing embryos directly into the uterine cavity of a woman in 50% of all IVF cases ends up in pregnancy. The major benefit is that the IVF allows the specialists to exclude the blocked varies from the fertilization process.
Diagnostic surgical (laparoscopic) procedures and ultrasound are considered to be the most informative techniques, helping to study the internal organs and determine or rule out the endometriosis.
With vaginal ultrasound a specialist can study the morphological alternations of tissues and determine a stage of endometriosis process in a woman. What is important: Ultrasound study is best done in women on the 23-25-day of menstrual cycle.
The modern laparoscopy unit allows studying the abdomen and the pelvic organs of a woman in detail. Moreover, during the laparoscopy the tissue patterns from suspicious areas can be extracted for further pathological study. Modern diagnostic laparoscopy helps not only to study endometriosis lesions on pelvis or abdomen of a woman, but also to eliminate them.
The newest (3D) laparoscopy for endometriosis diagnostics and treatment in women is widely applied at German fertility clinics. It helps to achieve higher definition during visualizing the tissues and to study the internal organs in three dimensions. Three dimensional laparoscopy is also involved in treatment of endometriosis. It allows efficient extraction of the scarred tissue and helps to manage the proliferation of endometrium into the abdomen.
The German specialists implement a variety of methods to treat endometriosis without risks and possible recurrences. The following methods are considered to be the most effective:
- Laparoscopy („key hole” endometriosis surgery)
- Heat or radiofrequency ablation of endometriosis
- Laser extraction of endometrial tissue
Endometrial laparoscopy is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure which helps to diagnose and treat endometriosis and infertility in women within one day. It does not involve any cutting or stitching of endometriosis tissue and is absolutely painful. The endometrial ablation with heat or radiofrequency helps to destroy the excessive endometriosis tissue and to get it off from the woman’s body. Endometrial herds are removed under general anesthesia.
Laser excision of endometriosis is a complimentary method of endometriosis treatment in women which helps to cut the excessive endometrium as safe and precise as possible without even touching the tissue. The German endometriosis experts use the most secure laser methods such as argon plasma laser to efficiently treat mild and severe endometriosis (stage 1 or 2) in women of all age groups.
Infertility treatment in women is very much individualized in Germany. As an endometriosis patient at one of the European infertility center, you are expected to be treated by a renowned endometriosis specialist who implements the latest and safest treatment patterns. The women’s pregnancy rate after endometriosis excision and infertility treatment in Germany and Austria makes up about 70%, which is twice as high as in the USA or Canada.
If you suffer from endometriosis, it is important not to lose time. If you are a woman in reproductive age, arrange a free consultation about modern methods of endometriosis management already today! The best endometriosis specialists of Europe are ready to give you a helpful hand.