Surgery Success Rates

Following specialist excision surgery with Dr. Cook, the vast majority of patients achieve lasting relief of their pain without recurrence.

Naturally, some of the first questions you are going to ask when looking for surgery for endometriosis are “what are the chances of this surgery actually helping me?”, “How long can I expect to have relief of my pain?”, and “Will this surgery cure me of my endometriosis?” While these are obviously very important questions to be asking, it can be hard to get a straight answer. Your surgeon may be unable to provide you with an overview of his or her follow-up data or whatever he or she can provide may be difficult to interpret.

At Vital Health Endometriosis Center we want to know how our patients progress so that we can be confident that our treatments are effective. For this reason we regularly follow-up with all surgery patients to keep track of their progress, prognosis and outcomes. By doing so, we are not only generating important data for research, but also are able to provide you with an honest and accurate reflection of what you can realistically expect after undergoing endometriosis excision surgery with us. Our follow-up data enables you to make an informed decision about your treatment options.

Sucess rates summarized

  • Dr. Cook’s patients are followed up long-term to evaluate treatment success rates and to monitor their ongoing progress.
  • Of all of our patients, two-thirds reported an ongoing reduction of symptoms of at least 75% and over half of our patients reported over 90% improvement in their pain.
  • In the vast majority of patients, a single laparoscopic surgery with Dr. Cook was sufficient in removing all disease without recurrence or need for reoperation.
  • Of all of Dr. Cook’s endometriosis patients from the past decade, only 17% required repeat pelvic surgery and under 10% were found to have recurrent or persistent endometriosis.
  • We appreciate that surgery may only be one piece in an evolving puzzle to restore a patient’s health. We therefore offer a range of individualized therapies in addition to surgery to help achieve optimal relief in all of our patients.
  • Many of our patients have suffered for years from this debilitating disease and have undergone multiple previous failed surgeries before coming to us. We are committed to helping you on your journey to recovery each and every step of the way, no matter what it takes to achieve success.

When it comes to the treatment of endometriosis, how do we measure success?

Successfully ending a cycle of pain
A unique approach to measuring success
Why is follow-up necessary to measure success?

What do our success rates show?

Our patient follow-up provides answers to the following questions:

How successful is our treatment in relieving the painful symptoms of endometriosis and how long-term is this relief?
What is the likelihood that I will need further surgery after having had surgery with Dr. Cook?
What is the rate of disease recurrence after surgery with Dr. Cook?

Graphical representation of surgery outcomes:

Reoperation and recurrence rates

Reoperation and recurrence rates following surgery with Dr. Cook. Note that patients who come to Dr. Cook for surgery have already had an average of 3.4 previous procedures for endometriosis.

Percentage improvement following excision surgery

Percentage improvement in pain and other symptoms following excision surgery with Dr. Cook. Note that many patients who come to Dr. Cook have co-existing conditions besides endometriosis that may be contributing to their pain. Bearing in mind that the average patient we see has had multiple previous failed surgeries and has suffered from pelvic pain for over a decade, it is remarkable that the significant majority of our patients achieve complete or near complete resolution of their pain. Endometriosis is considered a chronic incurable disease. Our results show that with the right care, most patients can enjoy a vastly improved quality of life.

References:

1. Wheeler, J. M., & Malinak, L. R. (1987). Recurrent endometriosis Contributions to Gynecology and Obstetrics, 16, 13-21.
2. Redwine, D. B. (1991). Conservative laparoscopic excision of endometriosis by sharp dissection: life table analysis of reoperation and persistent or recurrent disease. Fertility and Sterility, 56, 628-634.
3. Abbott, J., Hawe, J., Hunter, D., Holmes, M., Finn, P., & Garry, R. (2004). Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Fertility and Sterility, 82, 878-884.

Summary
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Surgery Success Rates
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Following specialist excision surgery with Dr. Cook, the vast majority of patients achieve lasting relief of their pain without recurrence.

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Summary
Article Name
Surgery Success Rates
Description
Following specialist excision surgery with Dr. Cook, the vast majority of patients achieve lasting relief of their pain without recurrence.