What is ECCA ?

ECCA is a multidisciplinary team of professionals providing specialist care for women with endometriosis. It was founded in 1998 by Professor Carl Wood, Associate Professor Peter Maher, Dr Jim Tsaltas and Ms Janine Walsh R.N with the intention of bringing together a team of experts to provide comprehensive care for women with endometriosis.

For far too long the needs of these women have not been fully acknowledged, resulting in frustration, anger and a sense of hopelessness about this common condition. At ECCA we will treat you with respect and offer you access to a variety of treatment modalities.


Endometriosis is defined as the presence of normal tissue in an abnormal place. The endometrium (lining) of the uterus spreads to the pelvis through the tubes and settles most commonly in the pelvis. Like the lining of the uterus, the endometrium grows under the influence of the major female hormone estrogen.