Dr Eric Daiter has served Monmouth and Middlesex Counties of New Jersey as an infertility expert for the past 20 years. Dr. Daiter is happy to offer second opinions (at the office or over the telephone) or new patient appointments. It is easy, just call us at 908 226 0250 to set up an appointment (leave a message with your name and number if we are unable to get to the phone and someone will call you back).
"I always try to be available for my patients since I do understand the pain and frustration associated with fertility problems or endometriosis."
"I understand that the economy is very tough and insurance companies do not cover a lot of the services that might help you. I always try to minimize your out of pocket cost while encouraging the most successful and effective treatments available."
Endometriosis: incidence rates
The incidence of endometriosis is not known, since the only reliable
way of determining its presence is through surgery or at autopsy.
Surgical incidence is biased by the selection process bringing
the patient to the operating room. No large cadaver study examining
autopsy specimens for endometriosis has reported data that has
been widely accepted. Despite this uncertainty, widely used numbers
for the incidence of endometriosis include 3-10% of all reproductive
age women and 25-40% of all women with an infertility problem.
The "Public testimony to the US Senate Committee on Labor
and Human Resources, Subcommittee on Aging" report in 1993
estimated that about 5 million women in the USA are affected by
The literature on the prevalence of endometriosis in selected
groups of women suggest a 2% rate for those undergoing elective
tubal sterilization, an 8-12# rate for those undergoing hysterectomy,
a 30% rate for those undergoing operative laparoscopy and a 55%
rate for teenagers undergoing diagnostic laparoscopy for pelvic
In 1987, the "National Center for Health Statistics"
report on hysterectomies performed in the USA between 1965 and
1984 described about 2 million US women with a diagnosis of endometriosis
who had a hysterectomy. An interesting finding from this report
was that the number of women with endometriosis having a hysterectomy
increased steadily throughout the target time period, with less
than 150,000 women in 1965-67 and greater than 350,000 women in
1982-84. This increase was not fully accounted for by an increase
in hysterectomies in general and occurred during a time when increasingly
conservative management for endometriosis became popular. Therefore,
the increase may reflect an increase in the incidence or severity
of endometriosis in the USA.