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How Infertility is Treated Through Hysteroscopic Surgery

HysteroscopeOftentimes, a woman is unable to get pregnant because there is a medical condition preventing the embryo from traveling to or implanting in her uterus. There are also medical conditions that can cause recurrent miscarriage should the embryo successfully implant but be unable to grow.

Treating Infertility Through Hysteroscopic Surgery

The following medical conditions preventing pregnancy or promoting miscarriage can be diagnosed and corrected through an outpatient procedure known as hysteroscopic surgery.

  • Uterine Adhesions, Polyps or Fibroids
  • Blocked Fallopian Tubes

A hysteroscopy is the direct examination of a woman’s uterine cavity with a telescope-like instrument – the hysteroscope. Using the hysteroscope, an experienced reproductive endocrinologist can examine the uterine cavity and record its state of health in real time.

Uterine Conditions

If an adhesion, polyp, or fibroid is present to prevent embryo implantation or cause a miscarriage, it can be incised or removed, as appropriate.

Non-cancerous growths on the wall of the uterus are known as uterine fibroids. These cause painful periods, pelvic pain, heavy blood flow, and recurrent miscarriages.

  • Fibroids vary in their size, number, and location; all of these factors are very important to determining how they are causing a woman’s infertility
  • In addition to causing pain during periods and sexual intercourse, these fibroids make pregnancy difficult

Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Likewise, if a blockage is present in the Fallopian tubes, it catheterized to open them. Using a tiny diameter catheter specially designed to fit into the Fallopian tube, the Doctor can remove a blockage. This is a similar technique as the one used by cardiologists to open a blocked blood vessel in the heart.

Endometriosis is a root cause of infertility because:

  • A woman’s menstrual blood is blocked from escaping her body
  • The menstrual blood inflames her ovaries and/or fallopian tubes
  • The inflammation causes scarring tissue to form within the ovaries and/or fallopian tubes

Endometriosis can cause pain before, during, and after a woman’s menstrual cycle. In severe cases, endometriosis will be painful throughout the month as well as during sexual intercourse.

Renowned Hysteroscopic Surgeon

Renowned hysteroscopic surgeon, Dr. Hugh D. Melnick, wants to increase your chances of getting pregnant naturally through hysteroscopic surgery. Let the Doctor use his decades of experience and expertise to diagnose the cause of your infertility and cost-effectively treat same so that you can begin to build a family.

Dr. Melnick is available for consultation via Skype. Click the icon below and enter your information – or – call Advanced Fertility Services at 212.369.8700 to schedule your consultation.