Here are some Questions you may want to ask your doctor -
How many patients per year do you diagnose and treat for endometriosis?
What is your theory on the cause(s) of endometriosis?
What is your approach for treating endometriosis?
What approach do you prefer to control the occurrence of chronic pain?
How much experience do you have with laparoscopies, laparotomies, hysterectomies?
How do you keep on top of the current knowledge base regarding endometriosis?
How many of these procedures have you done in the past year? In the past 5 years?
How many patients have required a laparotomy to complete their procedure?
Why would you need to convert the procedure to a laparotomy?
What type of complications have your patients experienced?
Who assists you in the surgery?
Do you videotape the laparoscopic procedure? If not, why not?
What technique do you use to remove endometriotic lesions.
What if these lesions are on the bowel, ureter, or bladder. Are you able to remove these?
What about postoperative adhesions?
Also, after surgery when you go for your Post Op Visit, make sure to get a copy of your operative report!! Its always a good thing to have..