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Dr. Cook Featured on CBS News

Dr. Cook Featured on CBS News

Endometriosis tortures people. It doesn’t kill them but there are times when you may wish it would kill you. CBS news LA covers the story of Leslie Valladares, a former patient of Dr. Cook who had her life transformed following his specialized endometriosis excision surgery. Leslie had suffered for years with the crippling symptoms of
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A Survival Guide to Bowel Preps

A Survival Guide to Bowel Preps

I just love bowel preps! ~ Said nobody ever The purpose of the pre-operative bowel preparation is to cleanse your intestinal tract so that it can be safely operated on. While this process is unpleasant to endure it is absolutely necessary in minimizing the risk of complications during bowel surgery. There are several bowel preparations
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What is Hormone Therapy and Should it be Used to Treat Endometriosis?

What is Hormone Therapy and Should it be Used to Treat Endometriosis?

The typical medical treatment for endometriosis provided by most OBGYNs consists of manipulating a woman’s hormones, primarily her estrogen and/or progesterone levels. The rationale behind this treatment is that estrogen tends to stimulate the growth of endometriosis and progesterone is believed to balance or stabilize the effect of estrogen. In a very simple example, one
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What Happens During a Diagnostic Laparoscopy?

What Happens During a Diagnostic Laparoscopy?

Diagnostic laparoscopy is a form of minimally invasive abdominal surgery that is performed to investigate potential sources of pelvic pain and infertility. During the procedure, the inside of the pelvic and abdominal cavities are carefully inspected for any abnormalities, such as endometriosis and adhesions. Diagnostic laparoscopy is typically performed under general anesthesia [1] and is
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Treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Women with Endometriosis & Other Pelvic Pain Conditions

Treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Women with Endometriosis & Other Pelvic Pain Conditions

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a common condition in women with endometriosis and other pelvic pain conditions and occurs when the muscles that form the pelvic floor have tightened in response to chronic pelvic pain. Even after the original source of pelvic pain has been resolved, PFD persists as an acquired or secondary source of
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What is Adenomyosis?

What is Adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis is a condition of the uterus in which endometriotic tissue is found within the muscular walls of the uterus. Adenomyosis can be focal or diffuse. Focal adenomyosis also referred to as an adenomyoma, is when a tumorous growth of endometriotic tissue forms inside the muscular uterine walls. More commonly, however, diffuse areas of endometriotic
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What are the Symptoms of Endometriosis?

What are the Symptoms of Endometriosis?

Endometriosis can cause an array of symptoms that differ from individual to individual and may worsen over time. What are the common symptoms of endometriosis? Severe pelvic pain: The pain may be cyclical (worsening around the menstrual flow and ovulation) and/or non-cyclical in nature (constant throughout the cycle). Women describe a burning, throbbing, stabbing pain
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