Pelvic Pain is a common problem in women and can be acute or chronic, depending on how long symptoms have been experienced. The potential causes of pelvic pain are diverse and can originate from any one of the gynecologic urologic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and vascular systems present in the pelvis.
Common gynecologic causes include endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts, dilated fallopian tubes, pelvic infections, and pelvic adhesive disease.
In many cases, pain is multifactorial, and can originate from multiple systems at the same time. Diagnosis is made through a careful history and physical exam. Imaging studies, such as pelvic ultrasound and CT scans are also employed to confirm a diagnosis. Treatment plans vary, and are aimed at correcting the underlying cause of the pain.
At Advanced Gynecology, we employ advanced and minimally invasive techniques to both diagnose and treat pelvic pain. When surgery is indicated, we employ minimally invasive techniques as well as enhanced pain control allowing our patients to be discharged to home the same day.
We are also leaders in the use of the Da Vinci robot to locate and resect endometriosis. This technique can provide patients with significant and lasting pain relief, often without the use of pain medications.