Laparoscopic surgery can help women overcome infertility
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 laparoscopic surgery, the abdomen is inflated with gas (carbon dioxide). This creates more space in the abdominal area and allows your physician to evaluate the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes more easily. As well, the appendix, liver, and gallbladder can also be seen.
Laparoscopic surgery can be beneficial for many patients
Examples include patients with painful periods or intercourse, unexplained infertility, and patients with a history of prior pelvic infection or surgery. As well, patients with persistent ovarian cysts, blocked fallopian tubes, or tubal pregnancy may also be candidates for laparoscopy.
Prior to laparoscopic surgery, you will have a pre-operative appointment to discuss your surgery in detail with your physician. He or she make sure that that you get answers to all your questions prior to your scheduled surgery. We want you to feel comfortable and confident when you come in for the procedure.
Laparoscopy is done under general anesthesia, typically in an outpatient surgery center. The recovery time for laparoscopic surgery is usually 2-3 days — but can vary depending on the actual procedures performed.
The follow-up appointment and care
Your clinical nurse will follow up with you after surgery to check on you. She will schedule your post-operative appointment. At your post-operative appointment, you will discuss the surgery findings and outcome with your physician. Your physician may also recommend a fertility treatment plan to help you conceive at this point.
Contact us to learn more about laparoscopic surgery and other world-class treatment options at our Austin fertility center. We help women and men overcome infertility and conceive every day. We would love to help you achieve your family-building goals next.