There are many reasons that a woman may experience persistent pelvic pain. Sometimes the reason cannot be easily distinguished from exams, imaging, or lab work. This can lead to frustration, disappointment, and ineffective treatment plans.
When conservative treatment has failed, we recommend a minimally invasive surgery using a laparoscopic camera to investigate the cause by direct visualization of internal organs and structures. This can be therapeutic in itself if scar tissue or endometriosis is found and treated surgically, and it can help direct a more logical and effective treatment approach.
This type of surgery typically is a same-day outpatient surgery.