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Center for Endometriosis

General Gynecology, Obstetrics & Women's Health -
Center for Endometriosis - Director - Dr Patrick Yeung, Jr.
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Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial tissue, normally found in the uterus, is found elsewhere in the pelvic region, most often in the pelvic cul-de-sac behind the uterus and pelvic sidewalls, ovaries, and even over the bowel and bladder. In addition to discomfort, endometriosis can lead to chronic pelvic pain, adhesions, and even infertility.

The Center for Endometriosis is committed to excellence in the surgical management of endometriosis, and our surgeons have demonstrated experience and expertise in this type of specialized surgery. The goal of surgery is always the complete excision of all visible endometriosis - both typical and atypical. This approach has been shown to have the potential to eradicate disease and prevent progression when performed by an experienced surgeon. Thus, early excision of endometriosis is preferable and has the potential to preserve fertility. Expert Opinion article
Endometriosis morbidity: CAN it be prevented with early diagnosis and complete excision?

Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis

Excision surgery is performed at the the Center for Endometriosis through a minimally invasive technique called laparoscopy, which leads to less postoperative pain, faster recovery, and better cosmetic results. "See and treat" laparoscopy is performed, so that all the endometriosis is diagnosed and treated at the same procedure when possible. Since excision is used to treat any abnormal areas in the pelvis, pathologic confirmation of endometriosis is achieved.

At the Center for Endometriosis, we also employ various techniques to prevent postoperative adhesions or scarring, which can itself cause pain and negatively affect fertility.


Patrick Yeung Jr. MD

Assistant Professor
Center of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, (MIGS)
Director, Saint Louis University Center for Endometriosis

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Midwest Endometriosis Society Support Group
Pelvic Pain Support Group


Sample PUB Med Articles

1. Complete laparoscopic excision of endometriosis in teenagers: is postoperative hormonal suppression necessary?

Yeung P Jr, Sinervo K, Winer W, Albee RB Jr.

Fertil Steril. 2011 May;95(6):1909-12, 1912.e1. Epub 2011 Mar 21.

PMID: 21420081 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


2. Reply of the authors.

Yeung P Jr, Sinervo K, Winer W, Albee RB Jr.

Fertil Steril. 2011 Sep;96(3):e146. Epub 2011 Jul 18. No abstract available.

PMID: 21762889 [PubMed - in process]


3. Laparoscopic management of endometriosis: comprehensive review of best evidence.

Yeung PP Jr, Shwayder J, Pasic RP.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2009 May-Jun;16(3):269-81. Review.

PMID: 19423059 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
A pilot feasibility multicenter study of patients after excision of endometriosis.
Yeung P Jr, Tu F, Bajzak K, Lamvu G, Guzovsky O, Agnelli R, Peavey M, Winer W, Albee R, Sinervo K.
JSLS. 2013 Jan-Mar;17(1):88-94. doi: 10.4293/


[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
5. Deep Retraction Pockets, Endometriosis, and Quality of Life.

Yeung PP Jr, Logan I, Gavard JA.

Front Public Health. 2016 May 9;4:85. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00085. eCollection 2016.

6. Endometriosis in adolescents: a systematic review

J Endometr Pelvic Pain Disord 2017; 9(1): 17 - 29

Article Type: REVIEW




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Patrick Yeung, M.D. (Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health) was interviewed by KTVI-TV Ch. 2 about his specialized fertility clinic.

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