Why is Surgical Excision Only Practiced by Select Surgeons?

Minimally invasie endo surgery

Surgical excision of endometriosis is arguably the gold standard in the treatment of this disease. Other techniques have been found to be ineffective in completely eradicating endometriosis, resulting in disease persistence and recurrence of symptoms despite surgery.

An important question is why aren’t more gynecologic surgeons adopting excision as their technique of choice in the treatment of endometriosis?

The answer is three-fold: There is a lack of knowledge about the effective treatment of this disease, excision requires superior laparoscopic skill that many surgeons simply lack, and dedicating ones career to perfecting the techniques required to perform complete excision places a considerable financial burden on the surgeon.

Advanced excision surgery requires knowledge, skill and dedication.

Knowing the benefits of excision
Developing sufficient skill to excise
The burden of excision surgery

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Why is Surgical Excision Only Practiced by Select Surgeons?
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There is a lack of knowledge about the effective treatment of this disease, and the surgery requires superior laparoscopic skill.

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Summary
Article Name
Why is Surgical Excision Only Practiced by Select Surgeons?
Description
There is a lack of knowledge about the effective treatment of this disease, and the surgery requires superior laparoscopic skill.