Fertility Surgery

Benefits of Fertility Surgery

Fertility testing helps our specialists at the Fertility Institute best understand your needs as we create your personalized treatment plan. Fertility surgery is a part of testing that we may recommend to some patients in order to determine if there are any internal, structural issues causing infertility.

There are many benefits to having fertility surgery performed by our highly skilled, experienced team.

Uncover Potential Causes of Infertility

As we work to create a personalized treatment plan for you, our specialists will administer fertility testing to better understand your needs. Testing may include bloodwork, pelvic ultrasounds, and semen analysis. Fertility surgery may be recommended at this time if our specialists suspect a structural issue is preventing pregnancy and it has not been diagnosed through previous testing.

Several female reproductive conditions can be confirmed and treated through laparoscopy or hysteroscopy fertility surgery, including:

  • Abnormalities in the uterus or ovaries
  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Adhesions (scar tissue)
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis

Treat Structural Causes of Infertility

Fertility surgeries allow our doctors to diagnose and treat certain conditions in the reproductive area to improve fertility—often during the same procedure. If you are treated during these procedures, your recovery period will likely be the same.


Laparoscopy is both a diagnostic and surgical tool for use on women experiencing infertility. It involves the use of a laparoscope, a small fiber-optic tube with a light and camera, and small surgical instruments inserted through tiny incisions in the abdomen. These allow the fertility surgeon to easily diagnose and repair issues in the reproductive organs during the same surgical procedure. The surgeon will make two or more small incisions measuring about a quarter inch across. The first is typically made in the navel and the second in the lower abdomen.

Laparoscopy is performed while the patient is under IV anesthesia for your comfort.



Hysteroscopy is also an imaging procedure that allows your doctor to view your uterus and fallopian tubes through a device inserted into the cervix. No incisions are required. This procedure can be done either while the patient is asleep under anesthesia or awake.

While performing the hysteroscopy for making a diagnosis, the surgeon may decide to correct any conditions identified, turning a diagnostic hysteroscopy into an operative hysteroscopy. In this case, small surgical tools are then inserted through the hysteroscope to correct such problems as adhesions (scar tissue), fibroids, and polyps.


Minimally Invasive Fertility Surgeries

Several fertility surgeries, such as laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, are minimally invasive. Compared to open surgeries, there is less overall risk for our patients, and many may find that their post-surgery pain and recovery period are minimal.

These less invasive procedures require a smaller incision to collect imaging and treat the surgical site. As a result, you will have less scarring and less chance of internal bleeding or infection. For assistance during complex fertility surgeries, we may utilize robotic tools, which ensure precision and flexibility.  

Discuss Fertility Surgery Benefits and Risks With Our Fertility Specialists

At the Fertility Institute, we believe patient education is a crucial part of creating an effective treatment plan and a supportive environment. Our specialists are here to discuss the benefits and risks of fertility treatments, so we can work together to achieve your family-growing goals.

You can request an appointment with our specialists today to learn more about the process of fertility testing and surgery.

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