Performed in an outpatient surgical setting, a free-standing surgical center located at 21st Century IVF’s Surat centre, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy usually takes between 30 to 60 minutes and requires general anesthesia.
Technological advancements in laparoscopy enable 21st Century IVF surgeons to perform delicate, specialized surgery in a minimally invasive, patient friendly manner.
Several procedures can be performed prior to or as part of fertility treatment to expand the options available to improve your chances for achieving a successful pregnancy.
Laparoscopy is an effective means to diagnose or treat anatomical infertility problems. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows physicians to clearly view the condition of the pelvic organs.
Laparoscopy is used to treat:
- Endometriosis (normal tissue found in the uterus grows outside the uterus)
- Ovarian cysts (fluid filled sac inside the ovary)
- Correction of scar tissue and adhesion formation
- Fibroids (benign muscle tumors) from the outer surface of the uterus
- Ectopic pregnancy (embryo implants outside the uterus)
- Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to diagnose and treat abnormalities of the uterus.
Hysteroscopy is used to successfully treat:
- Fibroids (benign muscle tumors) on the inner surface of the uterus
- Endometrial polyps
- Uterine abnormalities such as scar tissue
- Abnormally heavy uterine bleeding
- Repair of uterine septum
A hysteroscopy is typically performed on an outpatient basis in an operating room under general anesthesia. It is a minor surgery that requires no incisions. In some instances, it can also be performed in a doctor’s office with local anesthesia and only minimal discomfort. Most women are able to resume normal activities immediately following a hysteroscopy.