Blog Archive

Why Do I Need Gynecological Care? Nov 1st, 2020

While men and women share many similarities, their reproductive systems represent a great divide. And these systems cast a wide net over each gender’s health. At Advanced Endometriosis Center in New York City and Hackensack, New Jersey, Ulas Bozdogan, MD, and our team have dedicated our practice to helping women...

Life After a Hysterectomy Oct 1st, 2020

Undergoing a hysterectomy is a life-changing event and one that may hold the key to restoring your quality of life. As with any surgery of this kind, there are both short- and long-term consequences, and preparing yourself is always a good idea. At Advanced Endometriosis Center, our team of women’s...

Hormone Therapy as a Treatment for Endometriosis Sep 11th, 2020

Endometriosis is a very common reproductive disorder that affects about one in ten women in the United States during their childbearing years. Unfortunately, the most common complaint when it comes to endometriosis is pain, which can have a serious impact on your quality of life.  If you find yourself among...

Understanding the Different Types of Fibroids (And What to Do About Them) Aug 11th, 2020

Uterine fibroids affect 20-80% of women in their childbearing years. The reason for the wide range in numbers is that many women are unaware of their existence, because fibroids often don’t cause symptoms. When they do make themselves known, however, uterine fibroids can lead to a host of side effects...

The Different Types of Urinary Incontinence and How We Can Help Jul 10th, 2020

The prevalence of urinary incontinence in the United States is much higher than you may think, especially among women. For example, one out of three women report stress urinary incontinence, and nearly 37% of women between the ages of 30 and 45 suffer from overactive bladder (OAB).  At Advanced Endometriosis...

How a Robot-Assisted Myomectomy Works to Relieve the Painful Symptoms of Fibroids Jun 18th, 2020

If you have uterine fibroids, the thought of undergoing invasive surgery may be enough to prevent you from receiving the treatment you need. Ulas Bozdogan, MD, at Advanced Endometriosis Center in New York City and Hackensack, New Jersey, understands this. That’s why he provides minimally invasive and highly effective robot-assisted...

Painful Sex? Extreme Menstrual Cramps? Pelvic Pain? You May Have Endometriosis May 26th, 2020

Experiencing irritation in your pelvic region can be a sign of a number of different conditions. If it gets worse during sex or during your menstrual cycle, there’s a chance you may have endemetriosis. At Advanced Endometriosis Center, Ulas Bozdogan, MD, specializes in treating patients who suffer from endometriosis. He...

5 Factors That Put You at Greater Risk of Developing Fibroids Apr 27th, 2020

Fibroids are tumors that form in the uterus, and they develop in 70-80% of all women by the time they’re age 50. Even though fibroids aren’t usually cancerous or life-threatening, they can stop you from getting pregnant and cause other health issues, such as heavy menstrual bleeding. Depending on how...

Advantages of a Robotic Hysterectomy Mar 1st, 2020

A robotic hysterectomy is a precise and safe procedure that uses the latest in medical technology. There are many advantages to robotic hysterectomies as opposed to traditional hysterectomies. Some of them include smaller incisions and quicker recovery time. In this blog, Ulas Bozdogan, MD, at Advanced Endometriosis Center discusses the...

Can I Live With Fibroids? Feb 17th, 2020

Most fibroids ― which are benign tumors that grow in the uterus ― don’t require treatment. In many instances, you may not even know you have one. However, you’ll need to seek treatment if your fibroid causes harmful symptoms.  At Advanced Endometriosis Center, Ulas Bozdogan, MD, specializes in cutting-edge treatments...

I Have a "Frozen Pelvis": Is There Any Hope of Getting Pregnant? Jan 2nd, 2020

Endometriosis affects roughly 1 in 10 women at some point during their lifetime. Of these, 30-50% struggle with infertility, many of them because of “frozen pelvis,” a condition in which reproductive organs and other organs in the abdominal cavity adhere together, causing crippling pain.  At Advanced Endometriosis Center, Dr. Ulas...

The Advantages of Robotic Myomectomy to Remove Uterine Fibroids Dec 4th, 2019

Although usually benign, uterine fibroids can wreak havoc on your insides. If your symptoms are bad enough to interfere with your life and stop you from engaging in your favorite activities, you may need to have your fibroids removed surgically. And if you live in or around Hackensack, New Jersey,...

Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility? Nov 4th, 2019

Endometriosis is a common health issue that affects about 11% of women between the ages of 15 and 44. While not all women who have endometriosis experience infertility, many with the condition often do.  In fact, as many as half of the women with endometriosis will experience infertility. Infertility is...

The Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain Oct 1st, 2019

Many women experience pelvic pain. Your pain may be short-lived or a source of chronic discomfort that interferes with your everyday life. Because pelvic pain can develop from many sources, it’s not always easy to identify the underlying cause.  At Advanced Endometriosis Center our OB/GYN specialist, Dr. Ulas Bozdogan, is...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Ovarian Cysts Sep 3rd, 2019

An ovarian cyst is a pouch that develops on your ovary, usually filled with fluid. Most ovarian cysts are benign, but they can cause problems if they grow too large or break open.  Here at the Advanced Endometriosis Center, we provide personalized care to each of our patients. Led by...

Understanding the Different Types of Fibroids (And What to Do About Them) Aug 1st, 2019

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that appear in women mostly during their reproductive years. These growths don’t increase your chances of developing cancer, and they’re also quite common, as up to 30% of women have them.  Risk factors for uterine fibroids include being overweight or obese, having...

Should You Consider a Hysterectomy? Jul 18th, 2019

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman’s uterus and sometimes the cervix. Unless it involves cancer, a hysterectomy is usually only performed after other treatments haven’t worked. The procedure used to involve a large incision in the abdomen, but now it can be performed with a much...

How Endometriosis Impacts Fertility Jun 18th, 2019

Infertility is a difficult issue and one that can cause tremendous tension, stress, and heartbreak. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for about a year with no luck, you may be battling infertility. It’s something you certainly never hoped you would have to experience. When it comes to infertility,...

When Do Fibroids Require Surgery? May 13th, 2019

Fibroids are noncancerous growths found both inside and on the outer surface of the uterus. They can vary in shape, size, number, and location and are seen mostly in women between the ages of 30-40, though they can occur at any age. They can be as small as a seed...

Can Endometriosis really be that dangerous? Apr 17th, 2019

I am Dr. Ulas Bozdogan, and I’m passionate about my specialty, particularly endometriosis and the unfair toll it takes on women. In a previous article (7 Reasons Why Endometriosis is a True Emergency) I explained why I think endometriosis is an emergency. That is, it’s a dire emergency because of...

Why You Should Never Ignore Abnormal Bleeding Apr 1st, 2019

From the moment you pass through puberty, your body is geared toward reproduction, cycling a new egg through each month in the hopes of fertilization. In an ideal world, your menstrual cycle quietly goes about its business, creating a few days of bleeding and discomfort that you tolerate with relative...

7 Reasons Why Endometriosis is a True Emergency Mar 18th, 2019

Endometriosis doesn’t rank very high on the “emergency” list of medical and health problems. No one is calling 9-1-1 for it. This is because it is often an insidious process that becomes evident only after considerable damage has been done. Simply, the glandular tissue of the innermost lining of your...

How Endometriosis Can Affect Your Life and What You Can Do About It Mar 11th, 2019

When you have endometriosis, the cramping discomfort you’ve been told to expect with your periods can grow to a whole new level. The pain typically starts a few days before the onset of your period, but can continue well beyond the time your bleeding stops. The consequences of endometriosis, however,...

6 Endometriosis Imposters That Could Delay a Correct Diagnosis and Wreck Your Future Mar 6th, 2019

Endometriosis is what is called a “surgical” diagnosis. By this is meant that without the use of surgery it can only be suspected; with surgery, however, it can be ruled either in or out definitively, which is important to your fertility and quality of life. Because surgery often is seen...

Endometriosis - the Downside and the Upside Feb 25th, 2019

Is there really an upside to endometriosis? Endometriosis is an unfortunate condition that has gained considerable notoriety—even infamy—as a curse of sorts. Women who have it know all about the downsides: they are living them. Pain, infertility, pelvic organ dysfunction, and even problems with other abdominal organs, such as the...

Myomectomy vs. Hysterectomy Part II: How You Can Navigate this Difficult Dilemma Feb 18th, 2019

In his previous article, “Myomectomy vs. Hysterectomy, Part I: How You Can Be Put into this Difficult Dilemma,” Dr. Bozdogan of Advanced Endometriosis Center discussed the changes in your uterus that could force you into a difficult, life-changing decision. In this article he shows you how to seek your own...

Myomectomy vs. Hysterectomy Part I: How You Can Be Put into this Difficult Dilemma Feb 14th, 2019

A good organ. Your uterus (womb) is an amazing organ, renewing itself as a brand new implantation vehicle for pregnancy every month during your reproductive years. One conception and implantation occurs, it expands from the size of a pear to that of a large pumpkin, with over 500 times its...

Symptoms of Fibroids to Look Out For and How Dr. Bozdogan Can Help Feb 7th, 2019

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that can develop in or on the muscle tissue of your uterus. Fibroids can occur in women of any age, but they happen most commonly in women of childbearing age. Although uterine fibroids are usually not cancerous, having them can lead to some serious complications,...

Endometriosis - When Everything Is Not in Its Place Jan 30th, 2019

The puzzle that is us. We are all “put together” a certain way. Indeed, our physiology is very complex, from the beginning of our existence as a fertilized egg to full adulthood. The number of things that make us—us—seems to be infinite, as researchers are continually discovering new things within...

Endometriosis: One Illness in One Person, but More Than Just One Victim Jan 28th, 2019

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition in which abnormally placed glandular tissue—similar to the lining of your womb—exits outside of your womb. This indicates a presence somewhere else, of course, such as your abdomen and pelvis, and even remotely outside of your abdominal cavity. This is hormonally reactive tissue that is...

Endometriosis: Is It a Quality of Life Emergency? Jan 24th, 2019

The roadmap to happiness. Inherent in the term, “quality of life,” is the concept of satisfaction with life, encompassing health, comfort, and happiness, which is really a roadmap of sorts: Health → Comfort → Happiness. Endometriosis, or abnormally placed glandular tissue similar to the lining of your womb, having no...

Painful Periods: Could It Be Endometriosis? Jan 17th, 2019

Menstrual periods: the right place at the right time. The lining of the uterus (the “womb”) is designed to prepare for an implanted fertilized egg to begin pregnancy. The tissue of this lining is hormonally sensitive and dependent, which allows it to build up or, alternately, be discarded, depending on...

3 Amazing Benefits of a Robotic Hysterectomy Jan 15th, 2019

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes all or part of your uterus, and sometimes your ovaries, cervix, or fallopian tubes. In the past, surgeons performed hysterectomies through large incisions in the abdomen. But now we have surgical techniques that are far less invasive. One of these techniques is robotic...

Why You Should Never Ignore Pelvic Pain Dec 7th, 2018

Pelvic pain is discomfort that occurs in your lower abdominal area below your navel. Many important reproductive organs reside in your pelvic area, including your ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, and vagina, as well as your bladder, intestines, and rectum.   Many women experience pelvic pain. For example, your period...

What Are My Treatment Options for Endometriosis? Nov 9th, 2018

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue from inside your uterus grows in places where it doesn’t belong, such as on the outside of your uterus or on your ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder, or bowels. Women with endometriosis may face a range of potential symptoms including pelvic pain, heavy...

Getting Pregnant with Endometriosis: What You Need to Know Oct 12th, 2018

Endometriosis is a medical condition caused when the tissue that lines the uterus begins to grow outside the uterus, most commonly on the outside of the uterus or on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or intestines. It affects about 10% of women in the United States. Unfortunately, endometriosis can impact a...

Uterine Fibroids: Understanding All of Your Treatment Options Sep 20th, 2018

Uterine fibroids are benign growths of muscle tissue that can form on the inside or outside of the uterus. Fibroids can cause a range of symptoms, including pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, bleeding between periods, iron deficiency, pain during sex, low back pain, and enlargement of your lower abdomen.Other problems uterine...

Hysterectomies Have Come Along Way Thanks to Robotic Assistance Aug 31st, 2018

At the Advanced Endometriosis Center, my team and I take plenty of time to explain how robotic-assisted surgery works and why it makes your hysterectomy safer than when it’s performed using other types of surgical techniques.It may seem like something straight out of a futuristic movie, but the truth is...