What Does Deep Excision Mean?
Unfortunately, women and girls are often left to "manage" discomfort from their Endometriosis with powerful painkillers and hormones which merely mask the disease. Moreover, many patients are incorrectly informed by their doctors and treated for symptoms but not the actual disease, which consequently causes a long delay in effective treatment. This has led to many "hit or miss" surgeries with high recurrence rates and sadly, thousands of unnecessary hysterectomies.
To that end, Dr. Seckin believes that early diagnosis and intervention is the best approach. Because of his unique, specialized training and skill, he is able to effectively diagnose, manage and treat Endometriosis through the gold standard method of advanced laparoscopic excision surgery. Laparoscopic excision surgery is an effective, less invasive option which confers the maximum results for total removal of all disease.
In concise terms, true excision allows the surgeon to safely and successfully remove all disease - from all areas - with minimal risk of damage to underlying vital structures. Utilizing sharp dissection, the surgeon is able to thoroughly eradicate all forms of Endometriosis (including deeply infiltrating) and adhesions. The outcome is restored fertility, reestablishment of normal pelvic anatomy, and eradication of symptoms. Excision can be performed with any surgical tool, depending on the surgeon’s preference.
In the most simplistic of analogies, one can utilize the "iceberg" analogy. Picturing the peak, one can visualize the removal of the iceberg’s bulk above the water. "Shaving" off the top of the iceberg would appear to leave behind a smooth surface. What actually occurs, however, is that the largest - and most dense - portion of the iceberg has been left behind beneath the surface. This is analogous to the superficial removal of Endometriosis implants through the techniques of ablation, vaporization, cauterization or fulguration. Disease is left to thrive and symptoms will recur. By contrast, with deep excision, all of the "iceberg" – the Endometriosis nodule – is "cored" out down to the clean margins, leaving no residual disease, conferring low reoperations rates and a highly successful outcome for very long-term, Endometriosis-free relief.