The Laparoscopic Treatment of Endometriosis – patient information to assist informed consent
This patient education pamphlet provides treatment information on laparoscopy for the treatment of endometriosis. The topics discussed include: the symptoms of endometriosis, the diagnosis of endometriosis, recovery after laparoscopy and the possible complications of surgery.
This leaflet can be a useful tool for patients considering diagnostic laparoscopy or operative laparoscopy. The surgical techniques used during operative laparoscopy are described. The surgical treatment of adenomyosis and the removal of an endometrioma is also discussed.
The laparoscopy procedure is described in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology patient information leaflets are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.