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Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy: Tuboplasty Infertility Treatments


Obstructions or closures in the fallopian tubes prevent sperm from being able to reach the eggs for fertilization. Fallopian tube closures or obstructions can occur for a number of reasons, such as infection or disorders.

Tuboplasty refers to various procedures designed to restore normal functioning of the fallopian tubes. The experts at Reproductive Fertility Center offer laparoscopy and hysteroscopy techniques for tuboplasty.

Hysteroscopy and laparoscopy surgery for infertility treatment can restore the fallopian tubes to allow for a successful pregnancy. We provide professional and compassionate care to restore fertility and help you complete your family.

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Factors That Impact Success of Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy Infertility Treatments

Age

Age plays an important role in determining the success of your procedure. Since ovarian reserves naturally decline as a woman ages, the success of conception is impacted with age.

If you are over 35, you may find it more difficult to become pregnant naturally. Additionally, the longer the tubes are blocked, the lower the chance of pregnancy after tuboplasty.

Type of Tubal Obstruction

The goal of these infertility solutions is a successful pregnancy. Many patients achieve pregnancy after the clearance of blockages due to infection or disease.

The procedure to open proximal tubal blockages also has a high success rate as a fertility treatment.

Health Factors

Your medical history and current health can impact your hysteroscopy or laparoscopy infertility treatment.

The procedures become more difficult when performed on patients with a BMI over 30.

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Tuboplasty Infertility Treatment Options

What Is Laparoscopy Surgery Infertility Treatment?

Laparoscopy surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that can treat fallopian tube blockages. Tubes may be blocked due to prior infection, pelvic adhesions, or endometriosis. Diagnostic laparoscopy can identify tubal blockages, and laparoscopic tuboplasty can clear them.

A laparoscopic tuboplasty procedure involves a camera inserted through a small cut in the belly button to provide a visual of the blockage. A minimally invasive technique is used to surgically open the blocked area of the fallopian tube.

Laparoscopy scars are hidden within the belly button.

What Is Hysteroscopy Surgery Infertility Treatment?

A diagnostic hysteroscopy procedure examines the cervix and uterus using a thin, flexible tube with a light attached. This surgical instrument is known as a hysteroscope. This microsurgery technique can diagnose and treat proximal tubal blockages found.

Proximal tubal blockages are fallopian tubes blocked next to the uterus. They can be treated with operative hysteroscopy (hysteroscopic proximal tubal cannulation). This procedure uses a hysteroscope inserted through the vagina. The blocked area is opened up using a balloon attached to a catheter.

Success rates with proximal cannulation can be as high as 90 percent. The rate of achieving pregnancy ranges from 50 to 90 percent post-surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does clearing tubal blockages restore my fertility?

Tubal blockages close off the pathways that allow eggs and sperm to pass through. Clearing these pathways allows sperm to travel through the tubes and fertilize the egg.

Where are tuboplasty infertility treatments performed?

These surgeries are performed in a hospital or a fully accredited ambulatory surgical facility.

How long does a hysteroscopy or laparoscopy surgery take?

Laparoscopic tuboplasty and hysteroscopic cannulation procedures typically take around one hour.

Do any of the tuboplasty options require an overnight stay in the hospital or surgical facility?

No; hysteroscopic cannulation and laparoscopy surgery are done on an outpatient basis. Patients will be in a recovery room for approximately three or four hours before they can return home.

How long does it take to recover after a hysteroscopy or laparoscopy procedure?

Hysteroscopy or laparoscopy recovery time depends on the individual’s recovery rate and response to surgery. Some people take less time than others to recover. In general, hysteroscopy infertility surgery has a shorter recovery time than laparoscopy surgery.

In general, recovery times are the following:

  • Laparoscopy recovery: 2 to 7 days
  • Hysteroscopy recovery: 1 day

How much does a hysteroscopy or laparoscopy cost?

Your laparoscopy or hysteroscopy cost will vary depending on a number of factors. To determine your exact procedure cost, please contact us to schedule your consultation.

Does Reproductive Fertility offer tubal ligation reversal?

Some women undergo a tubal ligation procedure to prevent pregnancy. Our team at Reproductive Fertility can reverse most standard tubal ligation processes.

The success of a tubal ligation reversal procedure depends on the technique used and the skill of your surgeon.

A small incision is made along the bikini line. We examine the site of your tubal ligation under a microscope. The closed portion of your tube is removed with microscissors, and the ends are reconnected with very fine sutures. We use adhesion prevention techniques to improve the success rate of your surgery.

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