What Is Endometriosis?
Many women suffer from endometriosis, a painful disorder that occurs when the endometrium (the inner lining of the womb) starts to grow outside of the uterine cavity. During menstruation, the tissue becomes trapped in the body with nowhere to go. The most common symptom of endometriosis is severe pelvic pain during menstruation. Patients may also experience excessive bleeding during or between periods, uncomfortable sexual intercourse, infertility, and painful urination or bowel movements. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, Dr. Gerry Sotomayor can offer a diagnosis along with comprehensive care to improve your quality of life. Contact our caring team near Norcross, GA to book an appointment.
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"Love my Results but Scarring is Bad - I waited until I could do a real review. Now I’m over 3 months post-op. I first did a consultation the second week of March. Everything went well and told me I would be a candidate. The staff was really nice-A1. I met Dr Sotomayor briefly this day. I paid the deposit and scheduled for 2 weeks out for lower/upper ab and flanks (i wanted to do the back rolls as well but decided not to). I honestly booked on faith because the reviews were iffy. Day of surgery, I come in they take vitals and give me a “relaxation pill” and local anesthesia. Now here is where my problem lies but I was so out of it, I couldn’t respond at the time. I thought Dr Sotomayor was doing the surgery but it ended up being a lady named Dr. V. I feel she did me good but this def should’ve been communicated because I literally knew nothing about her. During the approx 2hr surgery, it was a bit painful but they acknowledged my pain and handled it great. I was sent home with instructions and meds.To sum this all up, I love my results considering I had a lot of fat-i think she said she got rid of 4000cc. After the lipo, i was not in a ton of pain but the itching and swelling is a beast. The scarring is bad. I have use Shea butter, Vitamin E oil and Bio Oil every single day, twice a day. The scarring has improved and hopefully will be non existent one day but only time and consistency will tell. If you are ok with scarring then go with them. The price was good considering I had a 35 BMI. My advice to Graceful Contours is to be up front about who will perform the surgery. I will add pics of my great outcome!"- C. / RealSelf / Jul 25, 2021
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Treatment Options for Endometriosis
Endometriosis is often caused by genetic factors, high levels of estrogen, or alternative events, like complications or C-sections. The condition is usually diagnosed by performing a pelvic exam along with diagnostic testing, such as an ultrasound, MRI, or pelvic laparoscopy. While there is not a cure for endometriosis, there are numerous options to manage the condition and alleviate pain. Your specific treatment will depend on the severity of your endometriosis. Our nonsurgical options include hormone therapy to regulate the hormones that cause abnormal tissue growth, in addition to laser ablation treatments to remove excess tissue. Additionally, Dr. Sotomayor specializes in numerous gynecology surgeries, including hysterectomy and pelvic laparoscopy.
Seek Help for Endometriosis
Endometriosis can produce unpredictable, painful symptoms and significant emotional distress. Whether you have been living with endometriosis for many years or you are seeking an initial diagnosis, the team at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta is here to help. To learn more about the personalized endometriosis solutions we offer, please schedule an appointment at our office near Norcross, GA.