Diagnosis & Therapy

PODCAST: New directions in endometriosis care

PODCAST: New directions in endometriosis care


The management of women with endometriosis is undergoing a major shift that is attributable both to new understanding of how the disease works and more targeted treatment approaches.

In this podcast, experts share their clinical pearls and discuss why the treatment of a patient whose goal is pregnancy should be very different from a patient who is seeking relief from pain.


Perspectives on Endometriosis Management

Gregory Christman, MD, is the J. Wayne Reitz professor and chief of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He’s also a principal investigator for a new endometriosis treatment. He has been a consultant for Allergan and Abbvie Pharmaceuticals.

Teresa Walsh, MD, of the University of Texas, Dallas, and Erica Robinson, MD, of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., are ob.gyns. with a special interest in endometriosis who have developed a proposed treatment algorithm to help clinicians decide when to rely on medical management and when to consider surgery. They reported having no relevant financial disclosures.

Listen to the podcast for more on the changing role of surgery, the importance of postoperative suppression, and predictions for when we’ll see a game-changing breakthrough in endometriosis.

Mary Ellen Schneider is the editor of Ob.Gyn. News