In addition to special treatments like IUI or IVF, reproductive surgery might be an option for addressing infertility. Several procedures may be used.

  • Laparoscopy

In some cases, doctors need a closer look at the fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus. Laparoscopy is minimally invasive and allows the doctor to look closely at the reproductive system. If the doctor finds blocked fallopian tubes, scar tissue, fibroids or endometriosis, these can be addressed during the procedure and remove the cause of infertility.

  • Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure; this surgery gives a doctor a close look at the uterus and cervix. It can be done under anesthesia, allowing a physician to diagnose and treat endocervical and intrauterine problems like adhesions, fibroids or polyps. It could also reveal uterine lining disorders and scar tissue associated with prior intrauterine surgeries.

  • Myomectomy

During a myomectomy, benign tumors or uterine fibroids are taken from the uterus. These are often diagnosed through hysteroscopy or an ultrasound. Fibroids aren’t life-threatening, as they occur when one muscle cell from the uterine replicates too many copies of itself. This creates a small ball of tissue that pushes into the uterine cavity, reducing the ability to get pregnant while increasing the possibility of a miscarriage. These benign masses can also impact a woman’s life by causing infertility, discomfort and painful menstrual problems.


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