George M Grunert MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, HFS IVF Program Director

Reproductive Surgery

Physicalfactors, such as endometriosis, adhesions (scar tissue), fibroids, polyps, etc.can prevent pregnancy and/or cause other symptoms. Depending on the finding and the presence of other factors, surgery may be the best treatment. Whenever possible, minimally invasive surgery, such as laparoscopy, a procedure in which a small telescope (laparoscope) is inserted through a small incision in the navel.

Problems inside the uterus, such as fibroids and polyps, can frequently be treated by hysteroscopy. In this case, a small telescope (hysteroscope) is passed through the cervix into the uterus.

In a minority of patients, such as those with severe endometriosis and adhesions or large fibroids, major surgery is necessary. Even in this case, there are techniques that allow for smaller incisions and shorter hospital stays than in the past.

If you have symptoms which you feel may be due to a pelvic factor or been diagnosed with a pelvic abnormality, please contact us or make an appointment for a consultation to discuss your findings and treatment options.

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