Treating Endometriosis

Treating Endometriosis

In the course of female infertility diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Rispler will recommend fertility medications, super ovulation with intrauterine insemination – IUI or in-vitro fertilization – IVF to treat endometriosis.

If Dr. Rispler determines that you have a mild case of endometriosis, you may have the opportunity to try to get pregnant on your own, without the need for medical intervention.

Laparoscopic Fertility Surgery

Laparoscopic fertility surgery is the best way to diagnose and treat endometriosis, and Dr. Rispler may recommend this minimally invasive therapy.

However, Dr. Rispler believes that medical or surgical therapy for endometriosis is successful only for the relief of pain.

Studies have shown that medical therapy does not improve infertility. Surgery for endometriosis is similarly not successful to treat infertility except in instances where there may be a mild adhesion partially blocking the tubes.

Endometriosis is classified in stages, from I (mild) to IV (severe), depending on the size and location of endometrial implants. Dr. Rispler will provide a thorough assessment immediately after laparoscopic fertility surgery.