Your Care at NYP Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a common chronic condition that can impact a person’s health, fertility, and quality of life. At NewYork-Presbyterian, multidisciplinary teams of endometriosis specialists provide you with a comprehensive and individualized plan of care that addresses your unique needs.
Our goal is to accurately and efficiently diagnose endometriosis and use the least invasive treatment possible to manage each person’s symptoms, goals, and reproductive plans. Through a combination of compassionate support services and cutting-edge treatments, we’ll help you navigate the complex issues surrounding endometriosis throughout your reproductive years.
Our Approach to CareOur Approach to Care
The complex nature of endometriosis requires a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment approach to address each patient’s specific needs. At NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, expert physicians and surgeons in gynecology work together to create an individualized care plan tailored to a woman’s unique condition, symptoms, and reproductive goals.
Advancing the field through research
Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine clinician-investigators remain at the forefront of research related to endometriosis. Our patients benefit from treatments and therapies based on the most up-to-date research and findings.
Our TeamOur Team
Our gynecology specialists collaborate with reproductive endocrinologists, colorectal specialists, and urologists to address and manage endometriosis patients who desire fertility-sparing surgery and those who have extensive endometriosis involving organs such as the bowel, the bladder, and the ureter.
Experts in minimally invasive techniques
Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS), such as laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery, offers vast benefits in diagnosing and treating endometriosis. Compared to “open” surgery, MIGS provides surgeons with superior magnification and enhanced visibility, which results in a more accurate diagnosis and an opportunity for more thorough excisional treatment. Benefits of these less invasive approaches include faster recovery, less pain, less scarring, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stays.
Our expert gynecologic surgeons are renowned for their laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery skills. They work collaboratively to develop and refine minimally invasive techniques that ease recovery for patients with fewer complications. These include the ever-growing application of robotics in fertility-sparing and fertility-enhancing surgery to treat endometriosis.
Understanding Endometriosis Understanding Endometriosis
Gynecologic surgeon Dr. Uchenna Acholonu Jr. on the cause, the symptoms, and how it's treated.
I was fortunate to be connected to Dr. Lewis, who is amazing. He’s excellent at explaining endometriosis. It was critical for me to have someone I can ask questions, and who has seen a lot of these cases and can make good recommendations.