Endometriosis is a complex inflammatory disease that affects the entire pelvic cavity, including the bowel. There are times that the bowel is affected superficially or has been affected by inflammation with scar tissues, otherwise known as adhesions. There are also cases where endometriosis can deeply infiltrate the bowel wall, partial bowel resection. The Endometriosis Treatment Center of America understands the endometriosis is an aggressive inflammatory disease. It provides therapy to eradicate the disease and restore quality of life and normal anatomic function. If necessary, we believe that excision of disease is paramount to halting the progression of the underlying inflammation that impacts QOL. We aim to resect as much disease as possible with women understanding that there is an underlying surgical risk to aggressive tolerate.
Even with complete excision of endometriosis, long-term inflammation that has acted as the ideology for pelvic floor muscle spasticity must be addressed to decrease symptoms of vulvodynia, improve chronic pelvic pain, and improve a patients sexual relationship via the decrease in vaginismus associated with spastic pelvic musculature.