When I moved to the Fox Valley, I was in desperate need of a doctor specializing in the treatment of Endometriosis. It was purely by the grace of God that I found Dr. Rami Kaldas of Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery & Pregnancy (previously at Women’s Care of Wisconsin).
I walked into our first appointment with uncertainty and discomfort because of my past experience with some doctors. This was, of course, to no fault of Dr. Kaldas.
During our first appointment it was discovered that my previous laparoscopic surgery in Milwaukee was done incorrectly and therefore caused Endometriosis to grow back ten-times more painful. He also suspected that there was more going on than just Endo and promptly ordered additional tests, which resulted in scheduling my excision surgery.
One of the most impressionable qualities that I can recall from our first appointment was Dr. Kaldas’ concern for my pain. He was compassionate, caring and extremely knowledgeable on women’s health. I left the appointment feeling as though this doctor actually listened to me – which wasn’t always the case when I was seen by others.
After further testing, it was discovered that I also have Adenomyosis and a Polycystic ovary. I honestly don’t think my pain would have improved if it wasn’t for the diagnosis and treatment of all 3 conditions/diseases through laparoscopic surgery. The surgery also helped relieve some of my most debilitating pain issues.
Truthfully, I have endured 15 years of chronic pain and have also survived a traumatic brain injury… the pain from Endometriosis is still some of the worst pain I’ve experienced in my life. Without the help of Dr. Kaldas, I would be living in a significant amount of pain. Though I still experience chronic pain, it is certainly more manageable now.
After 3 years as his patient, it came time to ask Dr. Kaldas the biggest question of my life…. Was I able to get pregnant?
Let me take a step back and explain my experience at a clinic in Milwaukee. The doctor that diagnosed me with Endo told me after the surgery that this disease could cause fertility issues and, therefore, I might have a hard time getting pregnant. This doctor also told me that my tubes were blocked. As the patient… all I could hear was, “You can’t have kids”. Unfortunately, I held on to that doubt and uncertainty for years.
When my husband and I met with Dr. Kaldas to discuss my options for pregnancy… there didn’t seem to be much to discuss. He confidently stated, “You should get pregnant right away”. He gave a few instructions around my cycle and told me to call him if we have any issues after a year of trying. He has always been positive about my health and reassuring in our ability to conceive. Despite my own doubts, my doctor was uplifting and never once told me that it was impossible. As a woman with Endo, I needed this kind of honesty from a doctor!
To my surprise, we were blessed with a child right away. It was a blessing and huge relief to know that my doctor was right. And it would not have been possible without his incredible surgical skills and accurate diagnosis. It is amazing how God answers prayers and puts people such as Dr. Kaldas in our lives.
My husband and I were blessed to welcome our son, Micah, in June 2014.
The staff at Kaldas Center is unlike any other clinic that I’ve been to. They are the only clinic I’ve ever known to celebrate your victories, big and small. They share in your joys and are there to help in times of need. They are an amazing group of people that encourage and take care of you along the way.
Dr. Kaldas has shared several success stories with us regarding patients that experienced years of infertility and finally was able to have a baby with the help of his expertise. Women that may have lost hope are comforted with his ability to listen and effectively manage complicated pain.
I know because I was one of those patients.
To the doctors and staff at Kaldas Center and Women’s Care… thank you! We are incredibly blessed to have met you and gain our greatest joy all because of your committed care. Thank you for all that you do and have done for us and many other couples. Thank you!
- My Battle with Endometriosis
- How to Process Endometriosis
- Only God Knows – A Look at Pain and Worry
- Fighting Pregnancy Fears with Faith (featured on iBelieve.com)