Olivia Fisher is now mom to two children, but her journey to growing her family was lengthy and frustrating.
Long before trying to conceive, Olivia resigned herself to painful periods, telling herself that what she was feeling was normal. She relied heavily on over-the-counter medications to get through the pain, but the drugs barely made a noticeable difference. Over the years, things got worse, until she was suffering from severe, crippling pain throughout her menstrual cycle.
After experiencing fertility issues, Olivia finally began getting some answers. An ultrasound revealed bursting ovarian cysts. These were removed via a laparoscopic procedure, which also revealed stage IV endometriosis. Her doctor did his best to remove the disease using fulguration, the conventional treatment for endometriosis.
But Olivia’s fertility issues didn’t end there. Eventually, the endometriosis returned in full force, and Olivia was told she’d not only need to repeat the laparoscopic procedure, but she would also lose an ovary.
Dr. Yeung was able to completely remove Olivia’s endometriosis – without sacrificing an ovary. After the procedure, he worked with the couple to optimize their fertility. “He guided us through fertility treatment options that we felt comfortable with, helping us find the right combination,” Olivia says. “The journey took patience and lots of prayer, but Dr. Yeung stuck with us as we figured things out together.”
In addition to helping Olivia achieve her dreams of becoming a mom, Dr. Yeung’s work also improved her quality of life. “My pain attacks haven’t returned, and my period pain is barely noticeable,” she says. “Dr. Yeung went far beyond our expectations, and we are extremely grateful for how his caring, compassionate work changed our lives.”