It is characterized by tissue similar to the lining of the uterus growing outside of it, causing pain and/or infertility. It can affect other organs, such as the bladder and intestines. Being chronic, it is associated with severe pain, which can be intensified before or during menstruation, bowel movements, urination, and during sexual intercourse, significantly impacting a woman’s quality of life.

The team led by Dr. Mauricio Abrão has developed pioneering diagnostic techniques for endometriosis and therapeutic algorithms that have been followed worldwide.