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DR. ANDREA VIDALI

155 East 76th Street
Suite 1H

New York, NY 10021

516-584-8710

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Marie R
Marie R
January 26, 2024.
Office staff were very helpful with prompt replies and Dr Vidali was able to provide the resources I needed to connect with quality care close to home
Bria McDaniel
Bria McDaniel
January 22, 2024.
Choosing Dr. Vidali for my surgery was the best decision I have ever made for my health. Prior to surgery I was trying to exercise and eat healthy but the chronic pain and symptoms of my endometriosis put me in a cycle of not being able to eat certain foods that were healthy but would increase my pain because of bowel endo. I also did my best to exercise because I did feel better afterwards but before and during I would be in pain because of severe cramps and constipation. Many doctors tell you to loose weight to relieve your symptoms but they don't address the underlying issues creating huge barriers to doing so. It felt so good to finally be listened to and my pain not dismissed. When I went over my post op note, I finally felt validated because every symptom I described, he found endo causing havoc in the area. He was extremely thorough and diligent with the excision while still preserving my reproductive system. I have heard of so many stories where people weren't relieved of their symptoms or more was taken out than should have. Personally, I would not trust just my regular obgyn or a referral to an in network provider who does not have the level of expertise as someone like Dr. Vidali to do this surgery just to save on out of network cost. You will be paying for it later. Dr. Vidali is worth his weight in gold. Recovery has been challenging as my body is relearning how to do its normal body functions without obstruction from endo. I highly recommend pelvic floor PT as soon as you can do it after surgery.
Allison Stone
Allison Stone
January 18, 2024.
I am so thankful for Dr Vidali. Previously I experienced extremely painful cramps and bloating each month. The bloating became so bad that my OB suggested an ultrasound which found 2 endometriomas. I met with a different doctor first who told me I would need surgery to remove the endometriomas, and also advised that in order to get pregnant I would need to work with a fertility specialist to go through IVF because unknown impacts of the surgery. I then saw Dr. Vidali who said that while I needed surgery to remove the endometriomas, there is no reason to think that I wouldn’t be able to conceive a baby naturally. He took the time to deeply explain things to my husband and I and answered all of our questions thoughtfully. Dr.Vidali was able to schedule my surgery for July of 2020 despite being in the midst of surgical delays during the pandemic. The surgery was successful and I’m happy to say that Dr. Vidali was right and I conceived a baby naturally in October 2020, just 3 months after my surgery. 3 years later and I no longer have the painful cramps and there is no bloating. I will always appreciate Dr.Vidali for advising me to make the best medical decision for me and my family.
Christine Machado-Denis
Christine Machado-Denis
December 16, 2023.
Best decision ever. Thank you, Dr. Vidali.
Isadora Goes
Isadora Goes
November 30, 2023.
Dr. Vidali saved my life! Having suffered with endo symptoms for most of my adult life, I did a LOT or research prior to choosing my excision surgeon - I wanted to make sure I’d have an expert who would look EVERYWHERE and remove EVERYTHING. This is exactly what Dr. Vidali did, and throughout the whole process, he was so nice and empathetic and knowledgeable, I’ve always felt so comfortable and optimistic. But I had no idea how much surgery would change my life. My case in particular was not about fertility issues, but really excruciating pain and other endo symptoms. It’s been 4 weeks today and I can’t believe how much difference I already feel. It feels like a huge cloud that was always above me just simply left. Truly life changing. Dr. vidali’s team and the hospital team were also amazing, surgery day couldn’t have been more seamless and comfortable.
Fanny V
Fanny V
September 29, 2023.
Thank you, Dr. Vidali. He and his office are busy, but once I had my consultation, I felt he cared and heard. What I was dealing with was real the pain and the difficulties in my ttc journey. I was able to have implantation success after the laparoscopy surgery. Wish I had found him sooner. Four years of trying, and after the surgery, I waited six months, and my transfer worked. I have a two year old thanks to Dr. Vidali. Edited to add, it was emotional for me to realize how much pain I lived with before having the surgery. Thank you again, Dr. Vidali for my quality of life in my body.
Domonique Anderson
Domonique Anderson
September 27, 2023.
Dr. Vidali is fantastic! My husband and I were having a challenging time getting pregnant. We went to Dr. Vidali to see if it was because of my endometriosis. After meeting with him for my appointment, I knew he would be the one to get to the bottom of what was going on. He listened to everything I was going through and asked questions. He really took the time to get to know my situation. He definitely went above and beyond to help in any way he could. After some testing and recommendations we able to get pregnant naturally which was huge for my husband and I. Dr. Vidali only has the best intentions for his patients and genuinely wants to help them. I would highly recommend Dr. Vidali!
Carleigh Turner
Carleigh Turner
September 12, 2023.
Just had my consult with Dr. Vidali and it was fantastic. I had so many questions regarding endometriosis and adenomyosis and he answered them fully, thoughtfully, and without judgement. He made me feel heard and validated and most importantly not rushed. (Something I haven’t felt from a doctors office in a long time.) I feel supported and ready to begin my endo healing journey. Thank you Dr. Vidali!
Kate Silverstein
Kate Silverstein
September 2, 2023.
Dr. Vidali saved my life. Seriously. There is no greater gift than the one he afforded me. Been suffering from endo and adeno for my entire life, but it got so bad that for years I was in the ER every 3 weeks when my cycle started. I had no life left, I couldn't make plans, the window of time I had without pain was narrowing to the point where I spent most of my life in bed. Mentally, I was in such bad shape I didn't know if there was a way out. I had two surgeries with Dr. Vidali. The first was to remove endometriosis and unfortunately it did not help my pain- I was devastated. But it was the more conservative option. The second was for a total hysterectomy and I'm so glad I did it. I have my life back. I said I'd wait until 6 months post op to make any declarations out of an abundance of caution but I feel confident that he solved the problem. I'm making plans, seeing my friends, living my life again. There are some side effects and I'm not perfect, but the cost was worth the benefit a million times over. Dr. Vidali also recommended a surgeon for my mother when she almost lost her life due to life-threatening infection. He is amazing and we are so grateful for the role he's played in my family's health. Doc- if you're reading this- we love you!!!

Understanding Laparoscopy for Endometriosis Diagnosis and Treatment

In this blog post, we will delve into what laparoscopy entails, how it aids in diagnosing and treating endometriosis, and what patients can expect. Endometriosis is a complex and often painful condition that affects millions of women worldwide. While symptoms can vary, they typically include pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, and fertility issues. To diagnose and treat endometriosis effectively, healthcare providers often turn to a minimally invasive surgical procedure known as laparoscopy.

Laparoscopy for Endometriosis

What Is Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy, also referred to as minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery, is a surgical technique used to access the interior of the abdomen and pelvis without the need for large incisions. Instead, the surgeon makes a few small incisions (typically less than one centimeter in length) through which a laparoscope, a thin, lighted tube with a camera attached, and other specialized surgical instruments are inserted.

Laparoscopy for Endometriosis

Diagnosing Endometriosis

Laparoscopy is considered the gold standard for diagnosing endometriosis. Here’s how the process typically unfolds:

Preparation: Before the procedure, patients may need to fast for several hours, and they may be given general anesthesia to ensure comfort during surgery.

Incisions: The surgeon makes small incisions in the abdominal wall, usually near the navel, to insert the laparoscope and instruments.

Visualization: The laparoscope’s camera provides real-time images of the pelvic area on a monitor in the operating room, allowing the surgeon to examine the reproductive organs, pelvic cavity, and surrounding tissues for signs of endometriosis.

Biopsy: If endometriotic lesions or tissue are observed, the surgeon may take a biopsy (a small tissue sample) for confirmation. This biopsy helps determine the severity and type of endometriosis.

Treatment: If endometriosis is confirmed during the procedure, the surgeon may proceed with treatment. Treatment options can include excising (removing) endometriotic lesions, destroying them with heat or laser, or other appropriate interventions.

Treating Endometriosis

In addition to its diagnostic capabilities, laparoscopy can also be used for treating endometriosis. Depending on the extent of the disease and the patient’s fertility goals, the surgeon may perform the following procedures:

  • Excision Surgery: This involves carefully cutting out endometriotic lesions while preserving healthy tissue. It can provide relief from pain and improve fertility.
  • Laser Ablation: Laser energy is used to destroy endometriotic tissue. It can be effective in some cases, especially for superficial lesions.
  • Ovarian Cystectomy: If endometriomas (cysts) are present on the ovaries, they may be removed while preserving as much healthy ovarian tissue as possible.
  • Adhesion Removal: In some cases, laparoscopy is used to release adhesions (abnormal tissue connections) that may be causing pain or interfering with fertility.

Advantages of Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy offers several advantages over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Minimal scarring: The small incisions result in minimal scarring and a shorter recovery time.
  • Reduced pain and discomfort: Patients typically experience less postoperative pain compared to open surgery.
  • Faster recovery: Most patients can return to their normal activities relatively quickly after laparoscopy.
  • Accurate diagnosis: Laparoscopy provides clear visualization of the pelvic region, making it an excellent tool for diagnosing endometriosis.

Recovery and Follow-Up

After a laparoscopy for endometriosis, patients may experience some mild discomfort, bloating, or shoulder pain due to the residual carbon dioxide used during the procedure. However, these symptoms typically subside within a few days.

Patients should follow their doctor’s postoperative instructions carefully, which may include pain management, dietary recommendations, and restrictions on certain activities for a brief period.

Laparoscopic minimal invasive surgery for Endometriosis

Laparoscopy for Endometriosis: Expert Care at the Endometriosis Treatment Center

In conclusion, laparoscopy is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. It offers a less invasive approach with faster recovery times, making it an excellent choice for women seeking relief from the symptoms of this condition.

Dr. Andrea Vidali, a leading expert in endometriosis treatment, specializes in laparoscopic procedures to diagnose and treat this challenging condition. With offices in New York City and New Jersey, Dr. Vidali offers compassionate care and individualized treatment plans to help women find relief from endometriosis symptoms and improve their reproductive health.

Contact Information:

Endometriosis Treatment Center
Dr. Andrea Vidali
155 East 76th Street
Suite 1H
New York, NY 10021
516-584-8710

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