Pearl obstetrics | gynaecology

Surgery in subfertility

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    Fertility-enhancing surgery
    Advanced keyhole techniques: laparoscopy & hysteroscopy

Keyhole surgery – laparoscopy & hysteroscopy – in infertility

Surgery can often enhance fertility, during both natural attempts, and during fertility treatment like IVF. When there are structural problems that cause infertility, laparoscopy & hysteroscopy can both be used to restore normality and improve the chances of pregnancy.



Common problems that can be improved with laparoscopy include

  • Endometriosis – laparoscopic excision & diathermy improves fertility
  • Adhesions – laparoscopy is used to remove adhesions
  • PCOS – laparoscopy can be used to drill the ovaries and start them ovulating again
  • Ovarian cysts – can be removed at laparoscopy by shelling them out
  • Tubal swellings – removing swollen, blocked tubes – salpingectomy – enhances the results of IVF
  • Fibroids – if fibroids are many and bulky they inhibit fertility – they can be removed at laparoscopy
  • Adenomyosis – isolated clumps of adenomyosis can be ablated or removed in innovative procedures
  • If a retroverted womb is causing difficult embryo transfers in IVF, this can be corrected.



Common problems that affect fertility that can be dealt with by hysteroscopy include

  • Cervical & endometrial polyps are removed at hysteroscopy
  • Submucous fibroids that prevent implantation can be removed
  • Septums that divide the uterus preventing implantation can be removed
  • Isthmic shoulders of the womb that reduce fertility can be removed with the hysteroscope
  • Just doing a hysteroscopy enhances natural fertility for the next couple of cycles

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should do your own research. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. For instance, your GP’s opinion will be very helpful.

Keyhole surgery for infertility

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