Reproductive Surgery
What is it?
Reproductive disorders are frequently due to anatomic problems of the reproductive tract that require surgical correction for optimal reproductive outcomes. Many of these abnormalities can be treated with minimal invasive surgery, using laparoscopy and/or hysteroscopy.   
How does it work?
  • Laparoscopy
    It is the placement of a small camera through the belly button under general anesthesia. Using this camera, surgical correction of reproductive disorders can be performed. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery are that patients can go home the same day and resume normal activities within 1 to 2 weeks in most cases. Fallopian tube abnormalities with the prior pelvic infection, surgery, or endometriosis can lead to fallopian tube blockage. Laparoscopy is used to diagnose and treat these disorders. In some cases, severely damaged fallopian tubes must be removed to give a woman her best chance to conceive with in vitro fertilization because fluid buildup in the fallopian tubes can create a toxic environment for implantation. In other cases, pelvic scaring and endometriosis can be treated to improve a patient’s chances of conceiving naturally or with less aggressive fertility treatments.  
  • Hysteroscopy
    It is the placement of a small camera and other surgical instruments into the uterine cavity. Recovery from hysteroscopic procedures is typically 1 to 2 days. Uterine abnormalities can contribute to decreased fertilization, miscarriage, or pregnancy complications. Common uterine abnormalities requiring surgical treatments include polyp, scarring, fibroid and septum. Many of these abnormalities can be treated using hysteroscopy and/or laparoscopy.