Prenatal Testing Options

At RFC, our focus is always on you and helping to achieve your goal of having a family, whether now or in the future. We understand the importance of restoring and/or preserving your fertility. If your fertility evaluation reveals problems such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, polyps, or other conditions, we may advise you to undergo fertility surgery as a means correct the problem. Typically these surgeries are minimally invasive, and require little down time, so the impact to your life is kept to a minimum. You’ll find below some prenatal testing options available.

For women, our fertility surgeries include:

Laparoscopic Fertility Surgery

This procedure is usually done on an out- patient basis. The doctor will make 2 to 3 small incisions and insert a laparoscope, (a small camera hooked up to a larger monitor), which allows the doctor to visualize your reproductive organs. This procedure can find and address several causes of infertility, including:

  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Hydro salpinx (blocked fallopian tubes)
  • Endometriosis

Hysteroscopy Fertility Surgery

A hysteroscopy is similar to laparoscopic surgery, with one major difference – there are no incisions made during a hysteroscopy. Instead, the doctor will place a thin lighted tube (a hysteroscope), and into the vagina. This will allow the doctor to examine the cervix and the inside of the uterus. This procedure can find and address several causes of infertility, including:

  • Polyps
  • Uterine Malformations
  • Adhesions
  • Fibroids

Laparotomy Surgery

At times it may be necessary to perform open abdominal surgery to address certain fertility issues such as large fibroid tumors, tubal reanastomosis, and other issues that cannot be addressed through other means. Rest assured that at RFC we do our best to minimize the length of the incision and “down time”, so that many of our patients are able to return home the same day of their “mini” laparotomy procedure.

Procedures Requiring Mini-Laparotomy/Laparotomy Surgery

  • Large Fibroid Tumor
  • Dermoid Tumor
  • Tubal Reversal Surgery
  • Severe Pelvic Adhesions caused by endometriosis
  • Uterine Unification Procedure