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Next Step: Diagnostic Fertility Surgery

The facts about diagnostic fertility surgery

After completing your fertility evaluation, your physician may recommend diagnostic fertility surgery as a next step. Surgery can be an excellent way to diagnose and treat many gynecological problems. These include endometriosis, ovarian cysts, adhesions, fibroids, polyps, fallopian tube disease, and abnormalities of the uterus. Our physicians want to make sure that your pelvic organs are as perfect as possible to ensure that you have the best chance to conceive.

Many patients are nervous about having diagnostic fertility surgery

Our office has Surgery Coordinators who will help to facilitate the scheduling of surgery. They will walk you through the process every step of the way.  They will help to determine the best time and location to have your diagnostic fertility surgery.  We schedule many surgeries based upon where you are at in your cycle, so please make sure to know your last menstrual period when calling to schedule.

Our Surgery Coordinators will also verify your insurance benefits. They will obtain any authorizations required by your insurance for the procedure.  The coordinators will provide an estimate of the fees that will be due for the surgery.  These fees are collected at your pre-operative appointment.

Starting the process

A pre-operative appointment will be scheduled with your physician prior to your surgery.  This will give you an opportunity to discuss the procedure in detail with your physician as well as have any questions you may have answered prior to the procedure.  Recovery time is dependent upon what surgical procedure(s) you have performed, and your physician will also discuss this with you.

After diagnostic fertility surgery, you will receive a phone call from our clinical nurses to check in with you on your recovery.  The clinical nurse will also answer any questions that you may have. She will schedule a post operative appointment for you.  During this appointment, your physician will discuss the surgical findings and your treatment plan. The post-operative appointment usually occurs about one to two weeks after the surgery.

Many times you can proceed with treatment during the menstrual cycle following surgery.  It is dependent upon the type of procedure(s) and the findings at the time of surgery. Your physician or nurse can advise you if this is a possibility.

If you have any questions regarding surgery or how to schedule, you can reach our Surgery Coordinators at 512-451-0149 ext 7419 (Sharon) or ext 7431 (Cyndi).

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