Pelvic Pain Specialist

 Ulas Bozdogan, MD, FACOG

Endometriosis & Fibroids Specialist located in Hackensack, NJ and New York City, NY

Dr. Bozdogan is a recognized leader in advanced robotic surgery. He has carried out more than 3,000 Laparoscopic and robotic surgeries over the course of his career. An avid believer in life long learning, he attends numerous conferences at the national and international level.

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What is pelvic pain ?

Simply, the pelvis is a location. It is comprised of the lower part of a woman’s abdomen which houses her uterus (womb), tubes, and ovaries. However, the environment is much more complicated than this. It also houses much of the intestinal tract—portions of the large colon and rectum, and it is a gravity-dependent resting place for much of the lower small intestines, which includes the appendix. Also, the bladder is housed in the pelvis.

Thus, “pelvic pain” is any pain arising from the reproductive organs, urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, and the bones that make up the pelvic skeleton.

  • Pain from the uterus, i.e., fibroids, Adenomyosis, infection.
  • Menstrual pain (cramping).
  • Pain in your tube(s), from sexually transmitted infection, scarring (previous surgery or endometriosis), or even an abnormally placed and implanted pregnancy (ectopic, or tubal, pregnancy).
  • Pain related to the ovaries, such as ovarian cysts, torsion (vascular blockage of blood flow), engorgement of the veins that supply the ovary, and even malignancy.
  • Endometriosis
  • Musculoskeletal pain of the abdominal wall muscles that are present in the pelvic area, due to inflammation, hematoma (trauma), or injury (strain).
  • Neuropathic pain, due to pelvic floor muscle spasm that transmits pain signals along the nerves that run through the pelvis to include the vagina and labia.

Endometriosis and Infections: When you’re talking about pelvic pain unrelated to the urinary or gastrointestinal tract, the most common causes are ovarian cysts, tubal infections, and endometriosis. Ovarian cysts, for the most part, cure themselves by just waiting them out. Infections are treated with antibiotics. But endometriosis and tubal infections are the most impacting to the pelvis because of possible destruction of your quality of life and your fertility. Of ovarian cysts, tubal infections, and endometriosis, endometriosis and the scarring from infections are the ones in which you can benefit the most from a specialist in pelvic pain such as Dr. Ulas Bozdogan is.

If I have pelvic pain or painful sex, is it likely to be endometriosis?

No, because the list of causes of pelvic pain is extensive, some gynecological, others non-gynecological. Endometriosis is only one of them, but along with a tubal infection is at the top of the list for diagnosing—or ruling out—because of what’s at stake (your fertility and quality of life).

Non-gynecological

  • Irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Bladder infection.
  • Appendicitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Kidney stone.
  • Constipation

Gynecological

  • Infection, most likely in the tubes..
  • Adenomyosis, which is a glandular infiltration of the muscular wall of the uterus.
  • Fibroids, which interfere with the muscular contracting of your uterus’ muscular layer, preventing the bleeding from a period to be pinched off. This causes extra cramping and uterine sensitivity.
  • Ovarian cyst(s).
  • Cancer
  • Pelvic floor spasm and neuropathic pain.
  • Endometriosis

How is one pelvic pain specialist better qualified than another gynecologist or surgeon?

Expertise can only come from experience and the use of state-of-the-art technology to get the best results. In the past, pelvic pain often meant a hysterectomy. Thankfully, those days are gone, but there is still a wide range of skills in doctors who operate on the pelvis, from those who only know how to do it with large incisions to those who use the cosmetically advantageous minimally invasive surgery such as the da Vinci robot. Dr. Bozdogan is one such doctor on the end of the spectrum that has the most experience and expertise.

Also important is a sensibility for the relationship between your pelvic floor muscles and the rest of your pelvis, each making the other worse when it comes to pain. If a doctor doesn’t appreciate this connection, treating one of them will cause a failure in treatment in both.

If surgery is needed, what will be my best chance for preservation of my fertility or relief of my pelvic pain?

After the cause is determined, treating pelvic pain is based on what the diagnostics (including ultrasound) reveal, and they can range from conservative to aggressive, depending on whether pregnancy is desired,  to what degree pain is involved, or if there are pre-cancerous tissues. Overall, for preservation of fertility, you’re going to want to leave surgery with as much reproductive tissue as you went in with; that is, with only the problem dealt with. Your best chance for this is a doctor like Dr. Bozdogan using the da Vinci robot.  

How is a surgery done with the robotic technique?

Using the advantages of the robotic approach minimizes the complications drastically compared to more invasive surgeries other doctors do, such as simple laparoscopy, open, and vaginal procedures. This is because the robot’s advantages over the others is stereoscopic visibility, 2-hand dexterity that electronically couples with advanced instrumentation for meticulous dissection, and visibility from any angle within your pelvis. The precise technique allows for meticulous handling of tissue, which also means reduced inflammation, decreasing postoperative pain and speeding up recovery tremendously.     

Summary

The term “pelvic pain” can be something difficult to pin down due to the complexity of the female pelvis. Care of conditions due to devastating problems there require an expertise both diagnostically and therapeutically, and when requiring surgery, are best addressed by a doctor like Dr. Bozdogan who understands how many influences can merge together in one location; by a doctor with the most current best practices and therapeutic approaches to restore normal anatomy, preserve fertility, and restore a pain-free life so important to patients.

Dr. Ulas Bozdogan in Numbers

Dr. Ulas bozdogan's numbers speaks for themselves, with over thousands of successful surgery and happy patients that have given his patients the confidence to live without pain. 

100% 

Surgeries Succeeded

1500+ 

Robotic Surgeries

300+ 

5 Star Reviews

20+ 

Years of Experience

A good word means a lot

Successful stories and Patient testimonials

It’s always the word of mouth that’s the best advice. Here are some of our…

There are no words to describe the care Dr. Boz and his staff have given me. I am 2 days out of surgery (partial hysterectomy) and feel like a new person already. Dr. Boz has called 2 times to check on my recovery, I have never experienced that personal care with any doctor I have had. After 10 years of suffering from pain, multiple trips to the ER with no answers, I found Dr. Boz and was finally diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis. I had surgery 2 weeks later and I'm finally on the road to recovery! Thank You for giving me my life back!

I’m just so happy that I found Dr. Bozdogan and I can’t thank enough him for helping me. I always have very painful period to the point I pass out from it. Every gynecologist was saying it’s normal but it isn’t. Dr. Bozdogan from my first visit was amazing! He described with smallest details my surgery and what to expect after.He has amazing bedside manner and very professional! I highly recommend Dr Bozdogan if you suffer with endometriosis

From my first consultation, I could not be happier with the service I received from Dr.Boz and his staff.
Dr.Boz listened to me and my issues and asked questions and had honest answers for me. He is both personal and professional and I would highly recommend him to any woman who is having pelvic pain, endometriosis or other gynecological issues.

I’m thankful That my concerns were heard. Dr. Bozdogan is Very professional and easy to talk to regarding my fibroids. I got an appointment quickly, no wait time in the office, friendly staff, ultrasound in office to confirm my fibroids. He scheduled my surgery quickly and it was outpatient do I could recover at home. He answered all my questions and made sure that The fibroids were removed robotic surgery without removing my uterus so I could have more kids if I chose to.

Dr. Boz is a great doctor for endometriosis. He took his time to explain everything to me and show me what he wanted to look at. I just had my surgery with him and I have nothing but appreciation for him with the time he takes with me. I’m also feeling much better then I was feeling before. Thank you Dr. Boz!!!

Dr Boz was amazing with me and I'm so happy I used him for my surgery. I went for several Doctoredbefore deciding he was the one to perform my Myomectomy (fibroid removal surgery). From the initial appointment for diagnosis until the follow up after surgery he was there all away!I was able to text hI'm personally with questions if I needed and he put any anxieties at ease with all the reasons why he will do what he planned for me. He explained my procedure step by step very clearly and had a great bed side matter at the hospital as well. As for as the surgery went he preformed it with ease and with in 8 days I'm doing great and with nearly no scars.

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Pelvic Pain Specialist 

 Ulas Bozdogan, MD, FACOG

Endometriosis & Fibroids Specialist located in Hackensack, NJ and New York City, NY

Dr. Bozdogan is a recognized leader in advanced robotic surgery. He has carried out more than 3,000 Laparoscopic and robotic surgeries over the course of his career. An avid believer in life long learning, he attends numerous conferences at the national and international level.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

What is pelvic pain ?

Simply, the pelvis is a location. It is comprised of the lower part of a woman’s abdomen which houses her uterus (womb), tubes, and ovaries. However, the environment is much more complicated than this. It also houses much of the intestinal tract—portions of the large colon and rectum, and it is a gravity-dependent resting place for much of the lower small intestines, which includes the appendix. Also, the bladder is housed in the pelvis.

Thus, “pelvic pain” is any pain arising from the reproductive organs, urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, and the bones that make up the pelvic skeleton.

  • Pain from the uterus, i.e., fibroids, Adenomyosis, infection.
  • Menstrual pain (cramping).
  • Pain in your tube(s), from sexually transmitted infection, scarring (previous surgery or endometriosis), or even an abnormally placed and implanted pregnancy (ectopic, or tubal, pregnancy).
  • Pain related to the ovaries, such as ovarian cysts, torsion (vascular blockage of blood flow), engorgement of the veins that supply the ovary, and even malignancy.
  • Endometriosis
  • Musculoskeletal pain of the abdominal wall muscles that are present in the pelvic area, due to inflammation, hematoma (trauma), or injury (strain).
  • Neuropathic pain, due to pelvic floor muscle spasm that transmits pain signals along the nerves that run through the pelvis to include the vagina and labia.

Endometriosis and Infections: When you’re talking about pelvic pain unrelated to the urinary or gastrointestinal tract, the most common causes are ovarian cysts, tubal infections, and endometriosis. Ovarian cysts, for the most part, cure themselves by just waiting them out. Infections are treated with antibiotics. But endometriosis and tubal infections are the most impacting to the pelvis because of possible destruction of your quality of life and your fertility. Of ovarian cysts, tubal infections, and endometriosis, endometriosis and the scarring from infections are the ones in which you can benefit the most from a specialist in pelvic pain such as Dr. Ulas Bozdogan is.

If I have pelvic pain or painful sex, is it likely to be endometriosis?

No, because the list of causes of pelvic pain is extensive, some gynecological, others non-gynecological. Endometriosis is only one of them, but along with a tubal infection is at the top of the list for diagnosing—or ruling out—because of what’s at stake (your fertility and quality of life).

Non-gynecological

  • Irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Bladder infection.
  • Appendicitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Kidney stone.
  • Constipation

Gynecological

  • Infection, most likely in the tubes..
  • Adenomyosis, which is a glandular infiltration of the muscular wall of the uterus.
  • Fibroids, which interfere with the muscular contracting of your uterus’ muscular layer, preventing the bleeding from a period to be pinched off. This causes extra cramping and uterine sensitivity.
  • Ovarian cyst(s).
  • Cancer
  • Pelvic floor spasm and neuropathic pain.
  • Endometriosis

How is one pelvic pain specialist better qualified than another gynecologist or surgeon?

Expertise can only come from experience and the use of state-of-the-art technology to get the best results. In the past, pelvic pain often meant a hysterectomy. Thankfully, those days are gone, but there is still a wide range of skills in doctors who operate on the pelvis, from those who only know how to do it with large incisions to those who use the cosmetically advantageous minimally invasive surgery such as the da Vinci robot. Dr. Bozdogan is one such doctor on the end of the spectrum that has the most experience and expertise.

Also important is a sensibility for the relationship between your pelvic floor muscles and the rest of your pelvis, each making the other worse when it comes to pain. If a doctor doesn’t appreciate this connection, treating one of them will cause a failure in treatment in both.

If surgery is needed, what will be my best chance for preservation of my fertility or relief of my pelvic pain?

After the cause is determined, treating pelvic pain is based on what the diagnostics (including ultrasound) reveal, and they can range from conservative to aggressive, depending on whether pregnancy is desired,  to what degree pain is involved, or if there are pre-cancerous tissues. Overall, for preservation of fertility, you’re going to want to leave surgery with as much reproductive tissue as you went in with; that is, with only the problem dealt with. Your best chance for this is a doctor like Dr. Bozdogan using the da Vinci robot.  

How is a surgery done with the robotic technique?

Using the advantages of the robotic approach minimizes the complications drastically compared to more invasive surgeries other doctors do, such as simple laparoscopy, open, and vaginal procedures. This is because the robot’s advantages over the others is stereoscopic visibility, 2-hand dexterity that electronically couples with advanced instrumentation for meticulous dissection, and visibility from any angle within your pelvis. The precise technique allows for meticulous handling of tissue, which also means reduced inflammation, decreasing postoperative pain and speeding up recovery tremendously.     

Summary

The term “pelvic pain” can be something difficult to pin down due to the complexity of the female pelvis. Care of conditions due to devastating problems there require an expertise both diagnostically and therapeutically, and when requiring surgery, are best addressed by a doctor like Dr. Bozdogan who understands how many influences can merge together in one location; by a doctor with the most current best practices and therapeutic approaches to restore normal anatomy, preserve fertility, and restore a pain-free life so important to patients.

SERVICES

Endometriosis
Specialist

Fibroid
Specialist

Hysterectomy
Specialist

Myomectomy
Specialist

Ovarian Cysts
Specialist

Abnormal
Bleeding

Pelvic Pain
Specialist

Infertility
Specialist

Dr. Ulas Bozdogan in Numbers

Dr. Ulas bozdogan's numbers speaks for themselves, with over thousands of successful surgery and happy patients that have given his patients the confidence to live without pain. 

100% 

Surgeries Succeeded

1500+ 

Robotic Surgeries

300+ 

5 Star Reviews

20+ 

Years of Experience

A good word means a lot

Successful stories and Patient testimonials

It’s always the word of mouth that’s the best advice. Here are some of our…

There are no words to describe the care Dr. Boz and his staff have given me. I am 2 days out of surgery (partial hysterectomy) and feel like a new person already. Dr. Boz has called 2 times to check on my recovery, I have never experienced that personal care with any doctor I have had. After 10 years of suffering from pain, multiple trips to the ER with no answers, I found Dr. Boz and was finally diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis. I had surgery 2 weeks later and I'm finally on the road to recovery! Thank You for giving me my life back!

I’m just so happy that I found Dr. Bozdogan and I can’t thank enough him for helping me. I always have very painful period to the point I pass out from it. Every gynecologist was saying it’s normal but it isn’t. Dr. Bozdogan from my first visit was amazing! He described with smallest details my surgery and what to expect after.He has amazing bedside manner and very professional! I highly recommend Dr Bozdogan if you suffer with endometriosis

The best at what he does I can’t thank dr Bozdogan enough, I suffered from pelvic pain 15 years no joke , went to many doctors in New York was put on meds even IV antibiotics because no doctor had an answer for my pain. I moved to New Jersey and found Dr Bozdogan he is amazing !!!! From the moment I called the office to set up my appointment I felt I was at the right place , they took me in the same week I called, my surgery was also scheduled promptly and they worked with my schedule. Dr Bozdogan gave me back my life literally , this pain was ruining my life. Please if you are suffering from pelvic pain /endo/fibroids etc go to him it will change your quality of life , the only thing I regret was not finding this gem doctor before.

From my first consultation, I could not be happier with the service I received from Dr.Boz and his staff.
Dr.Boz listened to me and my issues and asked questions and had honest answers for me. He is both personal and professional and I would highly recommend him to any woman who is having pelvic pain, endometriosis or other gynecological issues.

I’m thankful That my concerns were heard. Dr. Bozdogan is Very professional and easy to talk to regarding my fibroids. I got an appointment quickly, no wait time in the office, friendly staff, ultrasound in office to confirm my fibroids. He scheduled my surgery quickly and it was outpatient do I could recover at home. He answered all my questions and made sure that The fibroids were removed robotic surgery without removing my uterus so I could have more kids if I chose to.

Dr. Boz is a great doctor for endometriosis. He took his time to explain everything to me and show me what he wanted to look at. I just had my surgery with him and I have nothing but appreciation for him with the time he takes with me. I’m also feeling much better then I was feeling before. Thank you Dr. Boz!!!

Dr Boz was amazing with me and I'm so happy I used him for my surgery. I went for several Doctoredbefore deciding he was the one to perform my Myomectomy (fibroid removal surgery). From the initial appointment for diagnosis until the follow up after surgery he was there all away!I was able to text hI'm personally with questions if I needed and he put any anxieties at ease with all the reasons why he will do what he planned for me. He explained my procedure step by step very clearly and had a great bed side matter at the hospital as well. As for as the surgery went he preformed it with ease and with in 8 days I'm doing great and with nearly no scars.

Our Affiliations