Vital Health Endometriosis Centers has opened a new location in Durango, Colorado. Special thanks to The Durango Herald for helping to welcome us to the region in their very informative article about endometriosis. Durango is easily accessible from the Four Corners region with direct flights from Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix.
Visit the Durango location at 1199 Main Ave., Suite #217, Durango, CO 81301-4158.
Endometriosis is often misunderstood by many doctors and can cause years of discomfort and agonizing pain.
Dr. Andrew Cook of Vital Health Endometriosis Centers is an internationally known endometriosis specialist that works with women who have had endometriosis for years and gone through many failed surgeries.
Endometriosis is pretty common, affecting 1 in 10 women of the reproductive age in the U.S. This painful condition takes place when tissue appears outside the uterus in the body cavity and can cause infertility.
There are multiple types of endometriosis depending on where the tissue growth is occurring. It can be found on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder, and tissue lining the pelvis.
Many doctors dismiss endometriosis sufferers, saying they are just having a painful period, the pain is in their heads, or they want to obtain pain pills.
Endometriosis invades and destroys tissue, so Dr. Andrew Cook treats it similar to how cancer is treated, removing it completely. He cuts out the healthy tissue bordering the endometriosis to ensure that it doesn’t come back. Most doctors just burn away the endometriosis tissue, which later returns.
Of the surgeries that Dr. Cook performs, about 50% of patients are relieved of all their pain.