At the Kaldas Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the best care possible, starting at diagnosis. Dr. Rami Kaldas, a leading endometriosis specialist, and his patient Sarah were recently featured on GE’s Voluson™ website to discuss the impact the GE Voluson™ 3D ultrasound had on Sarah’s life.
After years of extreme pain and bleeding that left her bedridden for months at a time, Sarah was diagnosed with endometriosis. Doctors performed an ablation surgery and prescribed medications, but Sarah’s symptoms only worsened.
After seeing doctor after doctor, Sarah was referred to Dr. Kaldas at the Kaldas Center, who used the GE Voluson system to provide a thorough examination. The Voluson ultrasound system from GE Healthcare provides 3D technology and high image quality that allows for a more complete scan of the pelvic area, aiding in more accurate diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of endometriosis and other conditions.
Dr. Kaldas went on to perform a life-changing excision surgery on Sarah, eliminating her pain and giving her back control of her life.
“It was my first 3D scan so that tells you about the other scans my doctors were using. The screen was a whole lot bigger. It was easier to see my anatomy, and my doctor could point to some of my problem areas. I was able to see and really understand it better than ever before”, Sarah says.
When speaking about her journey to diagnosis and treatment, Sarah says “if you’re having really, really painful periods, there’s a difference between a doctor who says you’re probably fine and then sends you on your way—and a doctor who does a scan.”.
Endometriosis Diagnosis and Treatment
It takes an average of 7.5 years for a woman to receive an endometriosis diagnosis. A 3D ultrasound, paired with a thorough examination, can greatly expedite the process of diagnosis. At the Kaldas Center, our specialists listen to your symptoms and complete thorough examinations for accurate and speedy diagnosis. To learn more about endometriosis treatment offered at the Kaldas Center, visit here.
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