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Reproductive Surgery

Sometimes the cause of female infertility is a blockage of the fallopian tubes or a problem with the lining of the pelvis and abdomen, such as endometriosis, fibroids or polyps. If the blockage or scarring is not too severe, surgery may correct the problem. Usually, these surgical treatments are minimally invasive outpatient procedures.

Assessing the need for surgery

A hysterosalpingogrm is an x-ray that lets us see the inside the uterus and fallopian tubes to assess whether there's blockage or other damage. If it reveals a tubal problem, we may perform laparoscopic surgery. If it's a uterine problem, we may perform a hysteroscopy.


In this outpatient surgery, a laparoscope (a telescope-like instrument fitted with a light and camera) and other specialized surgical instruments are passed through one or more small incisions in the woman's belly button into the pelvic/abdominal cavity. With this enhanced view of the abdominal organs, we can see if there are cysts, fibroids, scar tissue, adhesions or endometrial growths, and possibly make repairs.


In this procedure, a thin, telescope-like instrument is passed via the vagina, through the woman's cervix, into the uterine cavity. This allows us to evaluate the interior of the uterus for the presence of disease or congenital malformations. As with laparoscopy, fine surgical instruments can be passed via the hysteroscope for the performance of corrective surgery. Through the hysteroscope, fibroids, uterine septums and polyps can be removed.

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