As many as 10% of women of child-bearing age have polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS. The condition has a significant impact on your overall health, ability to conceive, and appearance. At Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, the expert team provides diagnosis and innovative treatments for PCOS. Call today or book online to schedule an appointment and find out more.
PCOS, which stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome, is the most common hormonal imbalance encountered in gynecology. Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome have high levels of male hormones (androgens) that affect the functioning of the ovaries and metabolism. Women with PCOS may not develop eggs properly, or you may not release them as usual.
A polycystic ovarian syndrome diagnosis usually occurs when a woman is in her 20s or 30s, often when she has trouble conceiving. Signs of PCOS may include:
You can also develop symptoms such as male pattern balding and skin tags due to the high level of male hormones. Many women with PCOS also develop type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. PCOS symptoms often cause discomfort and symptoms that can severely detract from a patient’s quality of life.
There is no cure for PCOS, as it’s a chronic condition, but the doctors at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, can help with effective management. Many treatments are available, including hormonal treatments with birth control pills, dietary changes, and weight loss. These aren’t always effective in dramatically improving the quality of life in women who suffer severe polycystic ovarian syndrome symptoms.
At Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, the doctors offer a treatment known as ovarian drilling. This treatment is usually offered to patients who are trying to conceive but can be effective for those with PCOS who are suffering dramatic symptoms, especially when other treatments have failed to help.
Ovarian drilling provides a dramatic restoration of the hormonal balance in the body and, as a result, symptoms associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Ovarian drilling is successful in helping women with PCOS experience:
If you were unable to get pregnant using Clomid or another fertility-enhancing drug, ovarian drilling may provide success.
Ovarian drilling is a minimally invasive, laparoscopic procedure. During the procedure, your surgeon breaks through the thick outer surface that’s characteristic of a PCOS-affected ovary. That can help the ovaries release an egg each month and start regular cycles, ovulate, and conceive.
Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome can achieve a healthier life and greater confidence with treatment at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC. Call the office to schedule your appointment or book online today.