In some cases, discovering the cause of your infertility requires more complex procedures. By examining the reproductive organs with a laparoscopy and or hysteroscopy, we may be able to identify and treat conditions to bring you one step closer to achieving pregnancy.
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure during which a long, thin telescopic instrument is passed through the vagina and the cervix to inspect the inside of the uterus without making an incision. Hysteroscope is used to diagnose and treat problems that cause infertility, miscarriages and abnormal menstrual bleeding.
Hysteroscopy is a relatively safe procedure. It is usually performed by your physician in the operating room of a hospital or in an outpatient surgery center. Most women go home the same day. In some cases, the hysteroscopy can be done in the doctor’s office following a mild sedative or local anesthesia. This procedure usually takes 30 – 45 minutes.
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a thin lighted tube through a small incision in the belly to inspect the female pelvic organs. The procedure allows us to examine the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and the overall state of the pelvis without a large incision as in “open” abdominal surgeries.
Laparoscopy is a relatively safe procedure. It is usually performed under general anesthesia in the operating room of a hospital or in an outpatient surgery center. Most women go home the same day.