Endometriosis Specialist in North Jersey
1 in 10 women are affected by endometriosis, but the debilitating symptoms of endometriosis can be overcome with minimally invasive treatment
Dr. Ali Ghomi is North Jersey’s leading endometriosis specialist, offering minimally invasive treatments for endometriosis and fibroids with quick recovery times. If you are experiencing symptoms of endometriosis, schedule your visit at our endometriosis and fibroid center of excellence. Dr. Ghomi provides endometriosis treatment for patient’s throughout Bergen County, Paramus, and Hackensack, to schedule your consultation for treatment at our endometriosis center of excellence in Totowa, NJ, please call (862) 657-3150 or request an appointment through our secure online form.
Why Choose Dr. Ali Ghomi?
Dr. Ghomi is among the most proficient robotic gynecologic surgeons in the country based on his annual surgical volume and performance metrics. He has successfully completed more than 3,500 robotic surgeries and offers treatment for endometriosis on a case to case basis.
Dr. Ghomi has extensive experience performing robotic surgery for advanced endometriosis since 2008. Dr. Ghomi’s surgical metrics is at top 10% of endometriosis robotic surgeons in the country. Dr. Ghomi has performed more than 1000 robotic endometriosis surgeries and he mainly treats complex cases of endometriosis through referral. His average robotic surgical time is 20 minutes based on published data.
What Are the Causes of Endometriosis?
The exact cause of endometriosis is unclear. Most expert physicians agree that there are a number of factors that ultimately lead to the development of endometriosis. Furthermore, the cause of endometriosis could vary from one individual to another. Endometriosis is thought to have a strong genetic component. In other words, most patients with endometriosis have a close relative with endometriosis. Another possible cause of endometriosis in some patients is retrograde menstruation. In retrograde menstruation, small portion of the lining of the uterus, which is called endometrium, migrates through the tubes into the abdominal cavity. The endometrium tissue can then adhere to the inside of the pelvis whereby triggering inflammation. It is ultimately this chronic inflammation that will result in pain and scar formation.
What Symptoms does Endometriosis Cause?
Endometriosis can have a wide variety of symptoms. Most patients with endometriosis report symptoms of:
- Pelvic pain
- Painful menstrual cycles
- Painful vaginal intercourse
- Pain during bowel movement
It is worth mentioning that most patients with endometriosis report having had very painful menstrual cycles since teenage years. Endometriosis can be a cause of infertility as well.
What are the Endometriosis Treatment Options?
There are two main treatment options available for endometriosis. One option is medical therapy and the other option is surgery. Medical treatment typically starts with prescribing birth control pills to suppress endometriosis. Birth control pills are generally effective for early stage endometriosis. If birth control pills or progesterone pills become ineffective, the physician would discuss and offer stronger medications such as Lupron or Orilissa. These medications are designed to create a state of menopause or estrogen deprivation in the body. Since estrogen is the main “fuel” for endometriosis, estrogen depletion would suppress the activity of endometriosis and put the disease in remission. Unfortunately, some patients cannot tolerate the side effects of estrogen depletion such as mood changes, insomnia, and joint ache to name a few. On the other hand, some patients do very well on Lupron and Orilissa and experience significant improvement of their pelvic pain.
Most patients with endometriosis do well with a combination of surgery and medical treatment, and go on to lead active, pain-free productive lives. Most infertile couples are able to conceive after endometriosis treatment, either spontaneously or with medical assistance. Diagnosis of endometriosis should not foster self-pity or helplessness. It is very important for the endometriosis patient to assume an active role in her treatment and seek the services of a health professional who will listen to her concerns and guide her through treatment options.
Why you should see an endometriosis specialist?
Dr. Ghomi is an endometriosis specialist who exclusively performs robotic surgery to excise endometriosis. Robotic surgery affords superior visualization of the surgical field with unmatched precision of instrumentation. Advocates of robotic surgery believe it provides a more complete surgical removal of endometriosis than does laparoscopy, especially in severe cases of endometriosis. There is, however, no conclusive scientific evidence to support this belief, and as in any procedure, the surgeon’s experience and expertise ultimately dictate the outcome.
Prior to adopting robotic surgery for the treatment of endometriosis, Dr. Ghomi had performed hundreds of laparoscopic surgeries for endometriosis. Performing surgery in an efficient manner is not only an indicator of surgeon’s skill level but also has been shown to reduce complications of surgery and improve outcome.
Schedule Your Endometriosis Treatment in North Jersey Today!
Dr. Ali Ghomi with take the time to fully evaluate your condition and determine the treatment option best for you. If you have any questions about the surgical treatment available, please call (862) 657-3150 to schedule a consultation at our endometriosis treatment center in Totowa, NJ.