How is the diagnosis done?
The diagnostic methods may vary in degrees of invasiveness thought to be necessary between institutions. Often an institution will tell you that surgical intervention is the only method to accurately confirm a diagnosis for endometriosis. A laparoscopy is often the go-to method for diagnosis, where a fiber-optic instrument is inserted through an incision to view the organs and to confirm the presence of endometriosis. However, with recent improvements to detailed transvaginal sonography, invasive surgery, however minimally-invasive, is no longer absolutely necessary.
At NY Robotic Gynecology, we believe surgery should be the very last option for treatment, let alone diagnosis. The chronic pain and inflammation associated with endometriosis should not be augmented through the possible complications of an unnecessary surgery. A surgery to simply identify the problem could lead to the worsening of the problem due to internal bleeding and the formation of adhesions that can accompany the healing process following the surgery.
Our team is highly experienced in the field of sonography and Dr. Song is exceptionally capable in the interpretation of ultrasound analysis and can accurately identify indications of endometriosis and adhesions through the least invasive method possible. Our team is accredited by the AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine), the leading authority for ultrasound, for excellence in interpretation and performance. NY Robotic Gynecology assures you a diagnostic evaluation of the highest quality, that takes into account your symptoms,ultrasonic results, and only if absolutely necessary, surgical analysis. We want to make sure that every step we take forward goes towards the relief of unwanted symptoms and to make sure that already presented conditions do not worsen.
Our diagnostic procedure includes a pelvic examination, transvaginal sonogram, blood lab, MRI if necessary, and hysteroscopy performed in-office with EndoSee, a portable device that allows for quick and painless visualization of the uterus. As aforementioned, our diagnostic procedure is specifically designed to promote accuracy while avoiding invasive procedures and further discomfort. Even without invasive surgery, a circumspect and thorough diagnostic analysis is
possible and more than adequate to pave the path for future management.