Why surgery could be the best approach for you…
When diagnostic testing appears normal and couples are still struggling to get pregnant, often times there are uterine or tubal abnormalities. With the experience and expertise of our two-physician surgical team we have the ability to diagnose and restore the uterus to good health. Often times the roadblocks to a healthy pregnancy can be repaired by surgery and patients can avoid more aggressive fertility treatments. Interestingly, 50-60% of couples are able to get pregnant naturally post surgery.
Indicators of pelvic abnormalities include:
- Severe pelvic pain
- Abnormal bleeding
- Painful menstrual cycles
Even patients who aren’t showing any signs of symptoms or pain can still have abnormalities within their uterus. A healthy, normal embryo conceived naturally or by IVF cannot attach and grow properly in the uterus unless these problems are corrected. Common procedures to remedy these issues performed by our own RAD physicians include laparoscopic and/or hysteroscopic surgeries.
What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
Laparoscopy is a surgical method, which requires intense technical skill, and is only performed by a select few surgical centers throughout the country. Our surgical team at RAD utilizes a small keyhole approach, by making small incisions in or around the abdomen and uses a small camera instrument called a laparoscope to see in and around the reproductive organs.
Laparoscopy is often used to diagnose and/or correct:
- Uterine or tubal abnormalities
- Removal of fibroids, cysts and polyps
Benefits of laparoscopic procedures at RAD include:
- Performed in an outpatient surgery center
- Minimally invasive
- Faster recovery
- Less scarring
- Less pain
What is a hysteroscopy?
Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows our physicians to see inside and evaluate the health of the uterine cavity. The procedure involves inserting a small camera (hysteroscope) and other surgical instruments through the cervix and into the uterus. Hysteroscopy is commonly used to diagnose and repair abnormal uterine conditions such as:
- Internal fibroids
- Uterine polyps
- Congenital malformations