Fertility-treatments

Laparoscopic Procedure for Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancies occur when a fertilized egg fails to attach to the uterus. In most ectopic pregnancies, the egg will attach to the fallopian tubes. Less common, it may also attach to the abdominal cavity or cervix. Ectopic pregnancies occur in one out of every 50 pregnancies. Outside the uterus, a fertilized egg has virtually no chance of survival. This condition may cause serious health complications if not treated. As such, immediate treatment is highly recommended. Early treatment may prevent [...]

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Laparoscopic Ovarian Drilling

Laparoscopic ovarian drilling is a surgical treatment that can trigger ovulation in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Electrocautery is used to destroy parts of the ovaries.This surgery is commonly used. It can be an option for women who are still not ovulating after losing weight and trying fertility medicines. Ovarian drilling is usually done through a small incision (laparoscopy), with general anesthesia. The surgeon makes a small cut (incision) in the abdomen at the belly button. Ovarian drilling is [...]

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Diagnostic Hysteroscopy & Laparoscopy

Complete examination of a woman’s internal pelvic structures can provide important information regarding infertility and common gynecologic disorders. Frequently, problems that cannot be discovered by an external physical examination can be discovered by laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, two procedures that provide a direct look at the pelvic organs. These procedures may be recommended as part of your infertility care, depending on your particular situation. Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy can be used for both diagnostic (looking only) and operative (looking and treating) [...]

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Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis

Laparoscopy is the most common procedure used to diagnose and remove mild to moderate endometriosis. Instead of using a large abdominal incision, the surgeon inserts a lighted viewing instrument called a laparoscope through a small incision. If the surgeon needs better access, he or she makes one or two more small incisions for inserting other surgical instruments. If your doctor recommends a laparoscopy, it will be to: View the internal organs to look for signs of endometriosis and other possible problems. [...]

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Hysteroscopic Myomectomy

A myomectomy is a surgery to remove fibroids without taking out the healthy tissue of the uterus. It is best for women who wish to have children after treatment for their fibroids or who wish to keep their uterus for other reasons. You can become pregnant after myomectomy. This procedure is considered standard of care for removing fibroids and preserving the uterus. Myomectomy has traditionally been performed through a large abdominal incision, however, advances in technology have provided less invasive [...]

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Laparoscopic Myomectomy

While up to 75 percent of reproductive-aged women in certain populations may have uterine fibroids during their lifetime, the percentage of women who experience symptoms are fewer. For these women with symptoms, there are several treatment options. Which of these treatments is best depends on each woman’s unique clinical situation and desires? Factors such as a desire for future pregnancy, size, a location of the fibroids, and age are the major considerations. Laparoscopic myomectomy involves removing fibroids from the wall [...]

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Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy

Ovarian cyst removal is surgery to remove a cyst or cysts from one or both of your ovaries. A laparoscopic surgery uses small incisions and specialized tools. It may offer faster recovery times than open surgery. An ovarian cyst may need to be removed if it is: Suspected of being cancerous —the chances are lower if you are young Large—more than 2.5 inches in diameter Solid—rather than containing just fluid Causing pain Possible Complications: Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If [...]

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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Compared with abdominal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery results in less pain has a lower risk of infection and requires a shorter hospital stay. You may be able to return to your normal activities sooner. There also are risks with laparoscopic surgery. It can take longer to perform compared with abdominal or vaginal surgery, especially if it is performed with a robot. Also, there is an increased risk of injury to the urinary tract and other organs with this type of [...]

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Semen Freezing

What is sperm freezing and storage? Sperm can be frozen for future use either in artificial insemination or other fertility treatments, or be donated. Donated sperm has to be stored for six months before it can be used in treatment, in order to screen the donor for infections. Sperm cells have been frozen, thawed and successfully used in treatment for more than 40 years, although not all sperm survive the freezing process. Storing your sperm may enable you to use them for treatment [...]

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Embryo Freezing

Often with IVF or ICSI, people have a number of unused embryos after their first cycle. Some people choose to freeze them for use in later treatment cycles or to donate for use in others’ treatment, research purposes or training. Your chances of becoming pregnant with a thawed frozen embryo are not affected by the length of time the embryo has been stored. But not all embryos will survive freezing and eventual thawing when they come to be used. Very [...]

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