Tag: Endometriosis

How do psychological factors impact endometriosis pain?

Endometriosis is a painful condition that involves endometrial tissue growing outside of the uterus. While the endometrium tissue thickens and breaks down with every menstrual cycle, women with this disorder have blood that is unable to exit the body. This causes several symptoms, including but not limited to painful periods (dysmenorrhea), excessive bleeding, the formation […]

Painful Periods–Why Me?

We all know the dread that seeps in once cramps begin… time to endure yet another menstrual cycle. A common MRS (menstrual related symptom) is Dysmenorrhea, the medical term for menstrual cramps. Dysmenorrhea is due to strong uterine contractions induced by prostaglandins, a chemical found in the lining of the uterus. Cramping sensations can occur […]

Doxycycline can prevent progression of endometriosis

  Endometriosis is a common, difficult disease to have.   Approximately 10% of women of reproductive age suffer from endometriosis.  Symptoms can be anything from painful periods to chronic pelvic pain that interferes with a normal daily routine.   The endometrium is a thick layer of tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Sometimes, endometrial […]

Could stem cell therapy be the next step to help cure endometriosis?

Recent research shows that defective fibroblast cells, which are cells that synthesize the “glue” that holds your tissues together, can cause many diseases such as cancer. There is a family of fibroblasts cells in the endometrial lining of the uterus that has been linked to endometriosis, infertility, and even cancer if mutated. However, scientists at […]

Coming Soon: A New Treatment for Endometriosis-Associated Pain

  Endometriosis is a disease of the pelvic that affects between 1 and 8% of the female population.  It can be as high as 50% in women with infertility and is present in as many as 70% of women with pelvic pain.  It’s been over a decade since any new treatments for Endometriosis-associated pain have […]

Pelvic Pain — Learning about Endometriosis

  El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng, Erika Balassiano, and Pooja Gupta, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive […]

Endometriosis Resection: DaVinci Robot

  ENDOMETRIOSIS RESECTION Solutions for minimally invasive gynecologic surgery The da Vinci Surgical System Monopolar Curved Scissors Surgeon Benefits Early clinical data suggest: As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Endometriosis Resection may offer the following potential benefits: • Ability to accomplish technically challenging dissection1, 2, 3 • Low rate of complications1, 3, […]

Robotic Assisted Myomectomy via daVinci Robot

da Vinci® Myomectomy (Fibroid Removal) If you plan to have surgery to remove fibroids, the operation is called a myomectomy. Your doctor will take out the fibroid(s) and keep your uterus in place. A myomectomy can be done using open surgery through one large incision (cut). It can also be done using minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy), which […]

The daVinci Surgical System

    El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng and Erika Balassiano, both members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive […]

Minimally invasive hysterectomy safe, effective for women with endometrial cancer

Wright JD, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2016;doi:10.1200/jco.2015.65.3212. El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng and Erika Balassiano, both members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynegologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also […]