ENDOMETRIOSIS ULTRASOUND

What is Endometriosis ultrasound

Endometriosis ultrasound predicts severe, or deep endometriosis and is a new technique in the prediction of posterior compartment deep endometriosis. OMNI is the only ultrasound site in Australia performing this new diagnostic technique.

*Bowel Prep is not required for this SCAN

Who should have Endometriosis ultrasound?

If you have any of the following problems, Endometriosis ultrasound may be helpful for you:

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Severe period pain
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Cyclical pain during defecation
  • History of previous endometriosis with recurrent symptoms

Why is Endometriosis ultrasound useful?

Many women with endometriosis at laparoscopy have had a normal pre-operative pelvic scan. Endometriosis ultrasound challenges the concept of a “normal pelvis” on ultrasound. In other words, Endometriosis ultrasound gives extra diagnostic information over and above conventional ultrasound of the pelvis.

Endometriosis ultrasound can help your doctor to:

  • Negate the need for 2 laparoscopies
  • Plan who will do your surgery and where it should be done
  • Exclude severe endometriosis before commencing fertility treatment (such as IVF)

How safe is an Endometriosis ultrasound?

  • Endometriosis ultrasould is completely safe for you. Ultrasound uses sound waves-unlike X-rays, which use ionising radiations.
  • No anaesthetic is required. No hospital stay is required.
  • The procedure will take about 10 to 45 minutes.
  • No preparation is required.
  • You can resume normal activities after the procedure.
OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care

Condous performs Advanced Endosurgery procedures for women needing intervention for pelvic masses, adnexal pathology, severe endometriosis or hysterectomy. He also runs ‘Hands on’ Live Sheep Laparoscopic Workshops for gynaecologists at Camden Veterinarian School.
Having completed an undergraduate degree with the University of Adelaide, he left Australia in 1993 and moved to London where he completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 2001 to 2003 Condous worked as a Senior Research Fellow at St George’s Hospital, London. At St George’s he set up the Acute Gynaecology Unit, the first in the United Kingdom. It was also during this time that he developed an interest in Early Pregnancy and especially the management of pregnancies of unknown location (PULs). Condous has developed many mathematical models for the prediction of outcome of PULs which have been featured in numerous peer review journals. In 2005, he returned to Australia where he completed his Laparoscopic Fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery, Royal North Shore, Sydney.

Condous was appointed as a Consultant Gynaecologist and Senior Lecturer at Nepean Hospital in 2006 and soon was made Associate Professor. In 2010, he was made Departmental Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Nepean Hospital. He obtained the MRCOG in 1999 and was made FRANZCOG in 2005. In 2009, he was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine (MD), University of London, for his thesis entitled: “The management of pregnancies of unknown location and the development of new mathematical models to predict outcome”.

Condous has edited three books including the “Handbook of Early Pregnancy Care”, published over 100 papers in international journals and is internationally renowned for his work in Early Pregnancy. He is the Associate Editor for Gynaecologic Obstetric Investigation, which is a European based journal, as well as the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM). He is on the organising committee and is an invited speaker at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) Scientific meeting in Sydney 2013. His current research interests relate to the management of ectopic pregnancy, 1st trimester growth, PULs and miscarriage and the use of transvaginal ultrasound (in particular sonovaginography, to predict posterior compartment deep infiltrating rectovaginal endometriosis).Condous is also actively involved with post-graduate education including the annual running of the Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Ultrasound Interactive Courses for Sonologists, Radiologists, Sonographers and Gynaecologists in Australia.