How is surgical care for endometriosis classified?

Updated: May 10, 2021
  • Author: G Willy Davila, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Surgical care for endometriosis can be broadly classified as follows:

  • Conservative - When reproductive potential is retained

  • Semiconservative - When reproductive ability is eliminated but ovarian function is retained

  • Radical - When the uterus and ovaries are removed

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