Avant Concierge Urology Medical Director Dr. Sijo Parekattil is one of the world’s foremost experts on urologic microsurgery and groin pain. So, when Dr. Elise J.B. De began to pen the recently released “Facing Pelvic Pain: A Guide for Patients and Their Families,” she contacted Dr. Parekattil to seek his expert opinions and research on the causes and mitigation of pelvic pain.
Facing Pelvic Pain is for anyone whose life is affected by this diagnosis. Written by leading physicians in their fields, the book combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on the management of pelvic pain with a caring and sensible approach to the emotional aspects of living with pelvic pain and its complications. The book’s overall author, Dr. Elise J.B. De, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School as well as an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Urology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
In Facing Pelvic Pain, Dr. Parekattil contributed to two chapters regarding urologic causes of pelvic pain as well as when surgery should be considered for the management of pelvic pain.
As described on Amazon, “Facing Pelvic Pain is for anyone whose life is affected by this condition. Written by leading health care providers, researchers, and advocates in the field, the book combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on the diagnosis and management of the condition, with a caring and sensible approach to the physical and emotional aspects of living with pelvic pain and its complications. This book provides easily readable and trustworthy information; it is divided into twenty-one chapters that ask and answer pertinent questions about pelvic pain and its medical and psychiatric/psychological care.”
“All too often, patients who are experiencing pelvic pain are told to try a quick-fix intervention and begin to think they have run out of options when the pain becomes unbearable or just won’t go away,” stated Parekattil. “As noted in this book, providers should compassionately work with patients who are experiencing pelvic pain to find ways to help them truly feel better, and that involves looking at the whole person.”
In addition to the chapter-by-chapter layout of common questions about pelvic pain, diagnoses, and both the physical and mental effects of pelvic pain, the book offers online resources and references. Each chapter is accompanied by selected references, illustrations, and photographs. One element of the book that makes it particularly unique – and overwhelmingly helpful to patients enduring pelvic pain as well as their caretakers – is a Treatment Map, which provides a place to log all relevant information in an organized format, facilitating communication with providers and visualization of the next steps for diagnosis and management.
To order your own copy of Facing Pelvic Pain: A Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Resource for Patients with Pelvic Pain, featuring insight from Avant Concierge Urology’s Medical Director Dr. Sijo Parekattil, visit https://amzn.to/3a3Thz3.
To reach out to Dr. Parekattil directly regarding issues you or a loved one may be experiencing related to your own pelvic pain or other urologic discomfort, visit https://avanturol.com/contact-us/ or call 407-547-1654.