Endometriosis Treatment

About Endometriosis Care

Endometriosis is a disease affecting at least 10% of women where tissue that looks like the lining of the uterus (that forms period bleeding) exists outside the uterus. It is found most often in the belly, affecting the bowel, bladder, nerves, and blood vessels - but can even be found in the chest, affecting nerves, lungs, and the heart. Wherever endometriosis is, it causes severe inflammation, causing pain and preventing the organs from working normally, along with many other symptoms, like fatigue, palpitations, migraines, and profound mood changes.

Endometriosis doesn’t just cause “bad periods” or pain with sex (as we were taught during medical training). Some patients have many symptoms, some only have a few, but they come to find us because their symptoms are disrupting their lives. Endometriosis can be hard to diagnose for doctors who don’t have the experience of listening to endometriosis patients and hearing their stories. The more we hear, the more we learn about how diverse and surprising the disease is, and the better we can identify and help future patients.

Endometriosis can cause many symptoms, but patients share suffering - many women miss schooling, loss of employment, loss of fertility, loss of relationships, and sometimes loss of life.

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How We Care for You

We understand endometriosis, because of our experience. Patients have taught us about the disease – we learn from them. We learned which medications to use to solve common challenges, and we learned to perform surgeries that can remove endometriosis and alleviate symptoms. The more we operate, the more we find disease and how it works.

We understand that endometriosis is something that patients are born with – many have symptoms even before periods start. It grew in the body once during development - so it can be taken away once, and be gone for good.

We understand the level of skill required to surgically treat endometriosis – these are some of the hardest surgeries in Gynecology. We are a group of dedicated endometriosis surgeons
equipped with the advanced minimally invasive surgical skills to remove all the endometriosis that a patient has.

We understand that Adenomyosis (endometriosis in the uterus) and spasm of the muscles surrounding the endometriosis need care as well, for patients to get completely better. We will continue to care for patients through those challenges until they are resolved as well.

Our Vision

Transform the lives of those suffering from endometriosis, to alleviate suffering and cure the disease.

Our Mission

Through supportive and committed engagement with patients seeking care for endometriosis and other challenging gynecologic conditions, we will provide the most advanced, comprehensive and effective care to those suffering from it.

Women's Healthcare at Waltham

355 Waverley Oaks Road
Suite 275 Waltham, MA 02452

Conditions We Treat

Symptoms associated with endometriosis vary, and include a combination of:
  • Abdominal bloating and nausea
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Pain during and/or after sexual intercourse
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Painful periods
  • Painful urination

Meet the Team

Luke Chatburn, MD
Luke Chatburn, MD Specialty Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Theodoros Kapetanakis, MD
Theodoros Kapetanakis, MD Specialty Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology
Malcolm W. Mackenzie, MD
Malcolm W. Mackenzie, MD Specialty Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Erica Thibeault, PA-C, MPAS