Advice to find an endometriosis specialist
Finding an endometriosis specialist is a crucial part to getting the best medical treatment for this disease.
Ideally you need to get treatment from a doctor who is an endometriosis specialist and has a lot of experience in treating women and girls at all stages of the disease.
The optimal treatment would be from a doctor who has an all encompassing knowledge of this disease including: surgical skills, current understanding of various treatments, access to the most modern surgical equipment and techniques, openness to complementary approaches, and compassion for what you are going through.
Increase in endometriosis specialists
Fortunately, several doctors around the world have made endometriosis their primary focus.
Many of the endometriosis specialists are usually located in larger metropolitan areas or teaching hospitals, although a few can be found in smaller communities.
If you want to find an endometriosis specialist near to where you live, a good place to start your enquiries is with your local endometriosis support group, or contact the national support group for your country.
They will probably have had feedback from other women, and should have had contact with the specialists in their country. Ask your family doctor if they know of any endometriosis specialists, or ask for a referral.
Optional location to get treatment
If you have the means, you may want to consider travelling to see an expert, especially if you live in an area that doesn't have access to an endometriosis specialist. If you live in the US, certain types of insurance may not cover an appointment with an ‘out of area’ doctor, so you may have to pay out of pocket.
This can be a considerable financial, logistical, and emotional decision, but might be worth it in the long run. Treatment by an endometriosis specialist may help you avoid years of misdiagnosis or inadequate treatments.
Locating a good endometriosis doctor may take time and effort. But it will be worth it.
*Note - see bottom of page for additional specialist details to download - as recommended by endometriosis patients.
If you want to read the symptoms other women suffer..........
Read here - Endometriosis symptoms - Read accounts of endometriosis symptoms told by women who suffer the disease
Recommended Endometriosis Specialists
The following doctors are some of the better known endometriosis specialists for USA, UK, Australia, Canada and Switzerland - listed in no particular order:
- Dr. Andrew Cook from Los Gatos, California
- Dr. Robert Albee and Dr. Thomas Lyons from Georgia
- Dr. Ken Sinervo - Partner of Dr. Albee
- Dr. Mark Perloe from Georgia
- Dr. Jeff Arrington from Utah
- Dr. Camran Nezhat from California
- Drs. Ceanna and Farr Nezhat from Georgia
- Dr. David Redwine from Oregon
- NY Pelvic Pain & Minimially Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Kenneth Levey, MD, MHP
90 Maiden Ln.
New York, NY 10038
Dr. Levey founded the Bellevue Hospital chronic pelvic pain clinic for women with chronic pelvic pain.
- New York Endometriosis and Infertility Center
- New York Endometriosis Specialist
Tamer Seckin, MD
Park East Gynecology & Surgery, PC
872 Fifth AvenueNew York, NY 1006
- El Paso, Texas
Dr. Richard Farnam – El Paso, Texas
An Endometriosis Specialist and utilises laparoscopic laser surgery for the excision of endometriosis. He uses advanced surgical dissection techniques to remove all of the pelvic tissue which contains the endometriosis implants. The result for most women is a significant improvement or resolution of pain symptoms, and enhanced fertility.
Texas Gynecology & Laser Surgery Center
1700 N Oregon St #520
El Paso, TX 79902
Call: (915) 533- 5600
- Houston, Texas
Rakesh Mangal, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Fertility Specialists of Houston
Obstetrical and Gynaecological Associates, PA
7900 Fannin St., 4th Floor
Houston, Texas, 77054
Dr. Rakesh Mangal is one of the few doctors in America who has completed fellowship training in advanced reproductive laparoscopic surgery as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), allowing him to be a medical and surgical specialist for endometriosis, pelvic pain and infertility.
Dr. Mangal practices at Woman’s Hospital of Texas where he performs extensive endometriosis surgeries on national and international patients. He belongs to the Fertility Specialists of Houston (FSH), a subsidiary of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Associates (OGA) of Houston
- Denver Colorado
Dr. Scot Graham
Has experience of surgery techniques that enables women to maintain their reproductive organs
- Denver, Colorado
Dr. Rubin Alvero
Who does endometriosis surgery and aims to maintain the reproductive organs
Dr. Joseph Brooks, AZ Vulva Clinic
300 W Clarendon Ave Ste # 100
Phoenix, AZ 85013
- Phoenix, Arizona
The Center for Advanced Pelvic Pain: specializes in pelvic pain andendometriosis. The physicians perform all types of pelvic surgeries, including DaVinci. Providing cutting edge treatments for endometriosis.
The doctors are:
Dr. Michael Hibner and Dr. Nita DeSai
Division of Advanced Pelvic Surgery
Center for Women's Health
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
500 W. Thomas Road, Suite 680
Phoenix, AZ 85013
- Chattanooga, TNDr. Robert Furr - of Women's Surgery Center
He trained with Dr. C. Y. Liu, now retired, who teaches internationally, focusing on minimally invasive gynaecological surgeries, including endometriosis.
- Dr Patrick Jr. Yeung
Trained by Drs. Albee and Sinervo at the Center for Endometriosis Care, and has a similar approach and technique to them.Webpage (endometriosis-excision.com)for more information aboutDr Yeung including: patient testimonies, a video describing his techniques
- Gig Harbor, WA
Cindy Mosbrucker MD
Cindy Mosbrucker is an endometriosis excision specialist who trained with David Redwine and is located in Gig Harbor, WA.
She takes most types of insurance, and specializes in deeply infiltratingendometriosis, as well as bowel involvement.
Contact details: 11511 Canterwood Blvd NW #145, Gig Harbor, WA 98332253-530-2955.
Endometriosis Pain Management - NYC
- Kesselman Institute for Pain
Dr. Donna Kesselman
Serves on the Advisory Board of the Endometriosis Foundation of America
162 E 78th St.
UK Specialists and NHS Endometriosis Centres:
- University College London Hospital – London, UK
NHS Foundation Trust
The UCLH Endometriosis Centre consists of a multidisciplinary team providing care that aims to assess and treat women with all grades of endometriosis ranging from mild disease to the most severe form involving the bladder and bowel.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing
Lower Ground floor
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU
Telephone: 020 3447 9411
- The Bristol Endometriosis Clinic – Bristol, UK
The Bristol Endometriosis Clinic brings together consultants in gynaecology, general and colorectal surgery, and urology.
They work together at The Bristol Spire Hospital for private patients and at Southmead Hospital for NHS patients
Phone: 0117 980 4070
- Colchester Endometriosis Centre - Colchester, UK
The Colchester endometriosis centre is the first such centre in the east of England and uses the latest state of the art laparoscopic theatre equipment, including carbon-dioxide laser, harmonic scalpel and the operating laparoscope.
Phone: 01206 742455
- Dorset Endometriosis Centre – Poole Hospital, UK
The Dorset Endometriosis Centre clinic is run weekly on a Wednesday afternoon in Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Referral to the clinic can be made by general practitioners using the ‘choose and book’ system or by referral letter from other specialists.
- Northampton General Hospital - Northampton, UK
This hospital does not as yet have a dedicated page for their Endometriosis Centre but the current details are:
Name of Consultant: Mr Wesley L McCulloughLLB, FRCSEd, FRCOG
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Phone: 01604 545167 (Secretary: Janice Marsh)
British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
List of Endometriosis Centres currently accredited by the BSGE, and the lead clinicians involved
This website lists Accredited Endometriosis Centres based in UK NHS Hospitals in alphabetical order, with consultants names and phone details. Use the website address above to obtain the hospital and contact details.
There is no way to judge the value of these centres in being able to provide the best treatment. However it is hoped that these ‘accredited centres’ should be able to deliver specialist care and knowledge of endometriosis, based on experience of the disease and the patients they have worked with.
The centres listed are:
- Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
- Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust
- Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
- Colchester Hospital
- Cornwall Endometriosis Centre – Royal Cornwall Hospital
- Elland Hospital – Yorkshire
- Royal Sussex County Hospital – Brighton
- Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust – Pembury Hospital
- North Bristol NHS Trust – Southmead Hospital (as listed above)
- Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust – Southampton
- St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth – Portsmouth
- St Michael’s Hospital - University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation
- UCLH Endometriosis Centre – London
- Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Wirral
Endometriosis Specialists Australia
This list of specialist has been supplied by feedback from other sufferers
- Dr Graham Tronc - Wesley Hospital, Brisbane Queensland
- Dr Jim Tsaltas - Melbourne, AustraliaDr. Susan Evans - Adelaide, Australia
- Dr Jason Abbott Alana - Randwick, Sydney, Australia
- Endometriosis Care Cenre Australia - ECCA is a multidisciplinary team of professionals providing specialist care for women with endometriosis - http://www.ecca.com.au
- Canberra Endometriosis Centre - Australia
The Canberra endometriosis centre is a multidisciplinary network of health professionals that work in partnership with women and teenagers with endometriosis and their families. - http://health.act.gov.au
- Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery - Operating in various hospitals in New South Wales - http://www.sydneycare.com.au/
Endometriosis Specialists Canada
These specialists also recommended by endometriosis sufferers who have undergone treatment with these doctors
- Dr. Liane Belland - Calgary, Alberta
- Dr. Terry Unger - St Albert, AlbertaDr. Grace Liu - Toronto, Ontario
- Dr. Christina Williams - Vancouver, British Columbia
- Dr. Kay Lie - Toronto
- Dr. Leyland Hamilton - McMaster hospital
Specialising in minimally invasive (laparoscopy and single access surgery) endometriosis treatment and laser therapy for endometriosis.
Based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr Pascal Bucher, MD
Scarless Surgery Center
Clinique de la Colline
Dr Jean-Marie Wenger, MD
Clinique de la Colline
Natural Therapy Specialist:
Clear Passage Physical Therapy
Director of Clinical Research
Also website at: www.miraclemoms.net
Clinic for Manual Physical Therapy
You can read some of the data on their treatment of endometriosis at:http://www.clearpassage.com/pain/pelvic-abdominal/endometriosis.php
How to get the best from your doctor HERE
Live website links for these specialists and some contact details are not included as information can change/go out of date. I suggest you use a search engine or phone directory to find the up to date contact details of these people.
If you have found another very good endometriosis specialist that is not on the list above, do let us know and they will be added to the list.
Note - download list
You can also download a PDF list of endometriosis specialists/surgeons HERE - with thanks to Nancy's Nook for this resource. This list has additional details from those listed here