Endometriosis is a painful and debilitating disease that is often talked about behind closed doors. It can have a profound and debilitating effect on women’s physical and mental health and can also affect all aspects of their life from having to take time off work due to pain, the possibility of multiple surgeries and the individual’s ability to live a ‘normal life’. About 10% of women in Australia suffer from endometriosis, according to Endometriosis Australia. However, the most startling aspect of endometriosis is that it is often misdiagnosed, leading to late diagnosis and treatment.
FBW Gynaecology Plus is committed to raising awareness, finding innovative technologies and helping women who suffer from endometriosis. This starts with forming a team that understands endometriosis.
What is Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that forms the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) is found outside the uterus. The most common places where endometriosis occurs are the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) in the pelvis, the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the bowel, and the areas in front, back, and to the sides of the uterus. Although it has been found in many places in the body. Some women with endometriosis have few or no symptoms while others have pain or difficulty becoming pregnant.
The Right Gynecologist is Key
Dr Behnia-Willison is an endometriosis specialist and a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery in Australia, with a focus on Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS). Through her extensive medical training and years helping her clients, Dr Behnia-Willison is one of Adelaide’s leading experts in the detection and treatment of endometriosis. Many of her patients’ comment that before coming to FBW Gynaecology Plus they had been told that the pain they were experiencing ranged from ‘just a heavy period’ to ‘all in their head’. This can lead to endometriosis not only causing physical pain and scarring, but also mental pain.
Early Detection is Key
Whilst there is no cure for endometriosis, there are several treatment options that may help reduce pain and ongoing complications, such as scarring and fertility issues. However, the best treatment depends on your individual situation.
Supporting the Endometriosis Community
Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison was recently a Guest Speaker at the Endometriosis Awareness Adelaide Gala Dinner. The main objective of the Gala ball was to raise much-needed funding to support Endometriosis Australia in continuing their invaluable work. These funds allow the people of Endometriosis Australia to provide valuable ongoing education, awareness and funding research to better the lives of all sufferers.
Many of her patients at the event spoke about her expertise and innovative approach to treating their individual circumstances and how this enabled them to find the best treatment options for their needs.
Learn More about Endometriosis
To discover more about endometriosis and the different treatments available that can meet your individual health needs, please give our friendly team a call on (08) 8297 2822.