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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.

endometriosis.org 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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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]
4
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/

108680812X13517013317833.

PMID:
23743377
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article


Locations

Patient Office
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1031 Bellevue, Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63117
Phone:: (314) 977-7455
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News and Releases

Patrick Yeung, M.D. (Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health) was spotlighted as two of the 10 most influential St. Louis Doctors.

SLUCare Best Doctors 2013


Patient Stories

I've been meaning to send you and your staff a letter of thank you for EXCEPTIONAL care! You have no idea how thankful I am that we came to you for surgery. I was so impressed with my experience, and my recovery went very smoothly.
K.C. form Boston, MA.

 


Thank you for proving I wasn't crazy! You are the answer to our prayers! Thank you!
J. and B.C.