Diagnostic, Operative, Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy for Infertility

Both laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are two minimally-invasive surgical procedures. Both can be used for the diagnosis and treatment of specific infertility conditions. It can be used to diagnose and clear blocked fallopian tubes, remove fibroids, cysts, and endometrial lesions, to name a few. They can also be used for correct surgery of congenital abnormalities that impact fertility. Sometimes doctors will use laparoscopy and hysteroscopy simultaneously to diagnose and treat these conditions.

Laparoscopy: It is done using a small but significant telescope named ‘Laparoscope’ to which a light source and camera are attached. It enables doctors to see ovaries, outside of uterus and fallopian tubes inside the abdomen. The doctors can perform surgeries while looking inside the abdomen. Laparoscopy can be conducted for diagnostics to determine the causes of infertility, symptoms like pelvic pain & abdominal pain and to check if there are any scar tissues or blockage in the fallopian tubes. Laparoscopy can be used for operative surgery as well. The doctors use this technique to treat cysts, endometriosis and fibroids, fallopian tube problems.

Diagnostic, Operative, Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy for Infertility

Hysteroscopy: A tool called ‘Hysteroscope’ is used to see inside the womb. The tip of the tool is put inside the uterus and trawled gently. A light source and camera are attached to the tool. Hysteroscopy is usually done to determine the cause of abnormal bleeding and to remove growths in the uterus like fibroids & polyps. Hysteroscopy is done prior to IVF when indicated to assess the health of the uterine cavity and endometrium for implantation. During the test, the doctor can find and treat the problem at the same time. Operative hysteroscopies can be used to identify and correct uterine abnormalities to provide a conducive environment for pregnancy.

The Benefits of Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy for Infertility

There are some studies that show that surgically removing endometrial polyps can improve fertility and can increase the chances of pregnancy. The American Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons advises that polyps should be removed so that natural conception or IVF has a greater chance of succeeding. The removal of certain uterine fibroids also helps to achieve better pregnancy outcomes, as well as the removal of dilated fallopian tubes.
Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are used to correct anatomical problems associated with infertility and pregnancy loss. In many cases, correction of abnormalities performed by these two minimally-invasive surgeries can be enough to result in a spontaneous pregnancy. These two surgeries are also used before an IVF cycle to improve the chances of pregnancy success.

Recovery Period after a Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy

Both hysteroscopy and laparoscopy for infertility treatment are performed under general anesthesia. Both are day procedures and you are likely to be discharged a few hours after the procedure. Most women resume normal activities the next day. Some women may need to take pain medication for the mild discomfort post-surgery or for the side effects of the anesthesia such as nausea.
Xenith Advanced Fertility Clinic has state-of-the-art equipment for conducting laparoscopy and hysteroscopy to check for infertility issues along with some of the best endoscopic surgeons to conduct the procedure. We check all possible conditions that can minimize the chances of IVF success using advanced technology for the best results. We offer some of the most competitive costs in Pune for laparoscopy and hysteroscopy procedures. Book an appointment at our facility in Wakad, Pune.