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How to Prepare for Endometriosis Surgery

  • Category: Endometriosis, FAQ
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  • Written By: Mark Denker, M.D.

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects more than six million women in the United States and occurs when the tissue lining the uterus begins to grow outside of the uterus, on the ovaries, and fallopian tubes. One of the biggest symptoms of endometriosis is infertility – while there is no cure for endometriosis, it can be treated with various procedures and surgeries to help with the pain and infertility. In this blog, we’ll explain how to prepare for endometriosis surgery.

Address Your Fears

Surgery is a frightening matter, and it’s completely normal to hold some apprehensions about the procedure. Being vocal about your concerns will help you come to terms with them. On the day of the surgery, take a deep breath and relax. Remind yourself that your procedure is in the hands of an experienced and trusted medical professional.

Bring a Friend

Endometriosis surgery is typically an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll be able to go home that same day. You should, however, plan on bringing a friend – you will be in no condition to drive home on your own and you’ll want someone there to help you get home and into bed.

Pack Comfortable Clothing

It’s suggested that you pack comfortable clothing to change into after the surgery. You’ll experience some pain and soreness afterwards, so you'll want to avoid changing into pants that have a waistband. Most women find that wearing an oversized dress you can pull over your head is best. You may also want to pack mini pads and slip-on shoes to change into before leaving the hospital.

At Palm Beach Fertility Center, Dr. Mark Denker, M.D. is a fully trained OBGYN specializing in reproductive surgery. If you’re suffering from endometriosis, you should not hesitate to make an appointment to discuss treatment options. Your path to healing starts with us.

Call our Boca Raton fertility center at (888) 819-5177 or contact us online to request an appointment.