Endometriosis is a condition wherein endometrial tissues (the tissues on the lining of the uterus) grow on organs outside the uterus, such as the pelvic tissues, ovaries, and bowels. The endometrial tissues can get inflamed due to hormonal changes triggered by the menstrual cycle, leading to severe irritation, scarring, severe period pains, and fertility issues. The pain associated with endometriosis can significantly affect your quality of life.
Endometriosis resection is a surgical procedure that involves removing the visible endometrial implant, i.e., the endometrial tissues forming outside the uterus. This is a delicate procedure wherein the endometrial tissues are removed without affecting the uterus or other organs. Endometriosis resection can be performed as open surgery, but it can also be performed as a minimally-invasive procedure called laparoscopy.