Any gynecologist can surgically remove Endometriosis.
Endometriosis is largely considered a gynecological disease. So it makes sense that your gynecologist would be the one to suspect it, open you up, remove, and diagnose the disease. Right? Wrong.
Although some of us have been lucky enough to have gynecologists who are skilled Endo excision surgeons; many women are not. Some physicians will never even suspect Endo, or claim it’s “all in your head,” denying any further diagnostic tests or studies. Some gynecologists simply will not perform a laparoscopic surgery, claiming a continuous regimen of pain pills and injections will suffice to mask the pain. Others will open you up to confirm the presence of the disease, only to sew you back up and refer you to a “qualified surgeon” for the removal of any Endo and/or adhesions.
Not all doctors are created equal. And it’s unfortunate. And not all people with Endo have it in the same spot.
Your gynecologist or excision surgeon may be able to remove Endo from your pelvic area and some of your torso; however, if Endo is found in other locations such as the lung, spine, or brain, you’ll be referred to a surgeon specializing in those areas of the body. It is not purely a gynecological disease.
It is purely an insane mess.