The American End of Endo Project exists to remove barriers and renew hope for people with endometriosis. One of our top priorities is giving endo patients better access to the healthcare providers who have the best chance at helping them. We at AEEP are not doctors. We are not specialists. We are real people, just like you, and most of us have suffered from endo for a long time. All of this in mind, we have certain criteria for who is on our list and what we promote.
We are 100% committed to transparency and integrity. The healthcare providers we feature in our directory have met certain criteria based on things we value based on our own experience, research, and available data. The physicians on our directory are asked to complete questionnaires, provide background information, and tell us about their beliefs and practices. Not all physicians have responded to our questionnaires yet, so please be advised that this directory is incomplete and a work in progress. To the best of our knowledge, they each excise endometriosis to some degree. We promise to never, under any circumstances, include or exclude anyone on our directory based on contributions or unfounded opinions. This directory is completely noncommercial: the featured providers are not asked to pay a fee to be on the site. Since AEEP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the site is funded by outside donors that believe in giving people better access to the very best endometriosis care currently available.
The physical therapists on our list each claim to practice pelvic floor physical therapy which is not a specialty practiced by all physical therapists. At this time, AEEP is NOT ranking physical therapists.
There is no such thing yet as a 100% guaranteed cure for endometriosis. We do not guarantee any degree of success or satisfaction with the physicians or other providers on our directory. The focus and mission of this directory is to help you learn about physicians that are objectively outstanding in the field of endometriosis care as well as other providers who may be helpful for your healing, and from there you may make your own decisions.
Stars: AEEP ranks excision physicians in five key areas and assigns stars accordingly. An endo doctor receives one star per each of these that are made evident:
- excises endo with wide margins
- majority of patients have endo
- keeps post-surgical outcome statistics
- published/ presented work, peer-reviewed
- usually avoids GnRH agonists
(Update: Not all physicians have submitted the answers to their questionnaires. As such, many doctors have not yet been assigned ratings and are lacking some information on their listing. Please be aware that at this time, "five star" doctors may currently have zero stars because of the lack of questionnaire results)
Once again, these criteria are based on our own experiences and research. Our goal is to maximize the chances of restored functionality. Talk to your doctor to see what treatment is right for you. At this time AEEP is only ranking surgeons who treat endometriosis with excision. If you see an error or have a recommendation of a provider that should be on the directory, please contact us.