Fibroids, Cysts, Endometriosis

Minimally Invasive Technology for Fibroids, Cysts and Endometriosis

When you come to our office with pelvic pain, heavy bleeding or other troubling symptoms, we take your symptoms seriously and work to identify the cause and treat the problem.

Dr. Morrison uses advanced laparoscopy procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions, including those discussed here. Laparoscopy involves the insertion of a scope into the abdomen through a small incision. The scope provides a magnified view of the reproductive organs and other organs, allowing the diagnosis and treatment of fibroids, ovarian cysts and endometriosis.

The use of laparoscopic technology eliminates the need for an overnight hospital stay, and the minimal impact this technology provides results in less pain and an easier recovery. Most women return to their normal activities within a matter of days.

da Vinci® Surgical System for Gynecologic Surgery

In addition to his training in laparoscopy and traditional surgery, Dr. Morrison is trained and certified to perform robotic-assisted procedures using the da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci system provides minimally-invasive surgical treatments for a number of gynecologic problems including endometriosis, heavy uterine bleeding, uterine organ prolapse and gynecologic cancer.

Ovarian cysts

During the childbearing years, it is common for a small cyst (a fluid-filled sac or pouch) to form on the ovary. In most cases, such cysts are harmless and go away on their own. In other cases they may cause a dull or sharp ache in the abdomen and require treatment. Once the condition is diagnosed, Dr. Morrison can remove ovarian cysts, if necessary, with a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure – or he may use medication to help clear up the problem and prevent the formation of new cysts.

Fibroids

These growths form on the inside, outside or within the wall of the uterus in up to 50 percent of women. Fibroids are usually benign (non-cancerous). Some remain small and cause no symptoms. In other women, fibroids cause pressure, pain and heavy periods. When these problems occur, treatment is needed.

Endometriosis

The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. When endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, such as on the ovaries or elsewhere in the abdomen, this condition is called endometriosis. Endometriosis can cause pain that ranges from mild to severe. Serious cases of endometriosis can lead to infertility.