Archive for the ‘Surgical Management of Infertility’ Category


Conditions Treated by Fertility Surgery

by | May 15th, 2018

We help you understand the conditions treated by fertility surgery No one is excited about the idea of surgery, but our Austin fertility surgeons know that it can help many women make their dreams of motherhood come true. Before you take the plunge and commit to surgery, learn more about the conditions treated by fertility  

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Scoping Out Anatomical Causes of Infertility

by | February 18th, 2014

By now you’ve probably heard your Texas Fertility Center (TFC) team using such terms as laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and endoscopy. These are all references to minimally invasive surgical techniques used at TFC. Endoscopy involves the use of a viewing device to help see inside the body to diagnose and treat anatomical causes of infertility. An endoscope  

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TFC Staff ‘Setting the Course’ for Reproductive Medicine

by | October 30th, 2012

We were in San Diego last week, along with 6,000 fertility specialists, nurses and scientists, for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual meeting ~ ASRM 2012. Texas Fertility Center sent Drs. Kaylen Silverberg and Natalie Burger; Tom, Kristin, and Hank from the TFC lab; Third Party Reproductive Coordinator Leanne; Director of Clinical Operations Kathy  

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Sometimes Symptomless, Endometrial Polyps Can Cause Infertility

Thomas Vaughn, M.D.

by | September 7th, 2012

If you’ve checked the box “bleeding between periods” or “irregular menstrual periods” on your health history form, your obgyn or fertility doctor may suspect a number of causes, including endometrial polyps. These overgrowths on the inside lining (endometrium) of the uterine wall are common and usually benign, but can interfere with your goal of getting pregnant. Studies  

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Preserve and Repair with Fertility Surgery

by | July 3rd, 2012

With the precision of an Olympian, you’ve synchronized lovemaking to coincide with ovulation. Still no plus sign on the pregnancy test after six to 12 months? It may be time to consult with Texas Fertility Center to explore either non-invasive or minimally invasive surgical options for overcoming infertility. While most couples will not need fertility  

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Laparoscopy

by | July 1st, 2012

A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure, which allows a physician to perform complex procedures using only 2-3 small incisions in the belly button and the lower abdomen. During this procedure, the abdomen is inflated with gas (carbon dioxide). This creates more space in the abdominal area and allows your physician to evaluate the  

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Surgical Evaluation of Infertility

Lisa Hansard, M.D.

by | June 30th, 2012

Female infertility can be caused by multiple factors. Among the most common are ovulation disorders, fallopian tube disease, endometriosis, and uterine defects. While problems with ovulation are managed primarily with medications, the remaining conditions are most commonly diagnosed and treated with surgical intervention. Sonogram imaging of the uterus and ovaries may show conditions such as  

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Next Step: Surgery

by | June 28th, 2012

After completing your fertility evaluation, your physician may recommend surgery as a next step. Surgery can be an excellent way to diagnose and treat many gynecological problems such as: endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic and/or intrauterine adhesions, uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps, fallopian tube disease and obstruction, and congenital abnormalities of the pelvic organs such as a  

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Hydrosalpinx and Infertility

Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

by | June 26th, 2012

What is a hydrosalpinx? Though it sounds like an exotic Egyptian relic, a hydrosalpinx is a swollen and blocked fallopian tube. Because the end of the fallopian tube is closed off by scar tissue, fluid abnormally collects, causing further swelling and dilation of the fallopian tube. Hydrosalpinges usually occur as a result of previous pelvic  

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Why TFC? Surgery and Our Clinical Staff

Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

by | May 29th, 2012

When a patient of mine recently moved to California, she asked me to refer her to a specialist who could continue her care.  Drs. Vaughn, Hansard, Burger, and I have each noticed that when we provide our patients with a couple of names, they frequently ask us why we chose those particular specialists over many  

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