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Surgical Treatment of Infertility

In some cases, there may be too many complications through infertility to overcome by nonsurgical means. However, surgery is a viable, alternative option to ensure a couple’s best chance for a successful pregnancy. Infertility may occur in both male and females and there are surgery options for both. Treatment of infertility by surgical means is more common now than ever thanks to great advancements in medical technology.

Female Surgical Options

  • Laparoscopy – An outpatient surgical procedure which uses a small, fiber optic telescope inserted through an incision near the navel. The telescope can then look for and remove adhesions in the pelvic cavity, remove ovarian cysts or repair a fluid-filled hydrosalpinx.
  • Hysteroscopy – Outpatient procedure that inserts a fiber optic telescope into the uterus through the cervix. The telescope can then seek out and remove adhesions in the uterus.
  • Hydrosalpinx removal – Blockage of the fallopian tube can be caused by a hydrosalpinx, which can lead to an accumulation of fluid. Removal of the hydrosalpinx can clear the obstruction and increase pregnancy or IVF success rates.
  • Reanastomosis (fallopian tube sterilization reversal) – Reversal of a fallopian tube sterilization procedure. Reanastomosis connects the two previously disconnected ends of the fallopian tubes in order to reverse the sterilization.

Male Surgical Options

  • Testicular Biopsy – A procedure in which several pieces of testicular tissue are removed and examined for sperm which can later be used for fertility procedures.
  • Microsurgical Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA) – MESA is a procedure which inserts a needle into the epididymis to locate and aspirate an area of sperm.
  • Vasectomy reversal – Often performed as an outpatient procedure. A vasectomy reversal is done to restore the male’s ability to release sperm from the testicles into the semen.

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