Fertility Surgery


Understanding your fertility is a significant part of your journey at the Fertility Institute. Our specialists offer a personalized treatment plan based on your health and family goals. After your initial consultation with us, our specialists will recommend fertility testing, which will include hormone blood tests and pelvic ultrasounds. A hysteroscopy is usually done after less invasive reproductive imaging techniques have failed to result in a diagnosis.

What Is Hysteroscopy?

For some people who are struggling to conceive, there may be a structural reproductive or ovulation issue preventing pregnancy.  A hysteroscopy procedure is used to diagnose causes of uterine abnormalities such as polyps or fibroids, many of which can cause infertility. Operative hysteroscopy can often then be used to treat these abnormalities.

The purpose of a hysteroscopy is to view the reproductive organs in search of any potential problems. Using a camera and a thin light source, the hysteroscope provides imaging of the area and allows your doctor to treat any issues.  

Hysteroscopy Process

A hysteroscopy is performed using a sedative to make the woman more comfortable and relaxed during the procedure, or under general anesthesia. Your doctor will insert the hysteroscope into the cervix through a speculum. This eliminates the need for any abdominal incisions, while providing a clear view of the uterine lining and the openings of the fallopian tubes.

Dr. Huber at the Metairie location is now offering office-based, awake hysteroscopy procedures. These differ from a traditional hysteroscopy, which sometimes uses general anesthesia, as there is no anesthesia and minimal discomfort. This type of hysteroscopy is convenient and extremely effective. The procedure typically lasts 5-10 minutes from start to finish, but can sometimes be completed in less than 2 minutes, depending on the pathology found.

Are There Risks to Hysteroscopy?

Since a hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, there is less overall risk for our patients. You will go home on the same day and return to your normal routine shortly after. In some rare cases, there is a risk of the hysteroscope puncturing the uterus or the cervix, causing excess bleeding.

Though quite rare, there is a risk that surgical tools used may damage the uterus, abdominal wall or other organs. If this occurs, the damage will be repaired immediately.

When recommending or performing procedures such as hysteroscopy, our doctors use extreme precision, backed by their extensive experience.

Learn if Hysteroscopy Is Right for You

To create the most personalized treatment plan, the specialists at the Fertility Institute may recommend a hysteroscopy. This minimally invasive procedure can help us understand your fertility and treat any structural causes in the uterus.

Your fertility journey begins with a new patient consultation, which you can schedule today!

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