A laparoscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that is performed to diagnose and treat causes of female infertility. From a diagnostic perspective, a laparoscopy allows your fertility specialist to conduct more thorough examination of your pelvic reproductive organs to identify any abnormalities or confirm a diagnosis of endometriosis. From a treatment perspective, a laparoscopy can be performed to remove scar tissue, fibroids or other pelvic adhesions that may be impacting your fertility.
A hysteroscopy may be performed for diagnostic or operative purposes. When conducted as a diagnostic procedure, a hysteroscopy can help identify the causes of female infertility by providing a better look at the female reproductive organs. A diagnostic hysteroscopy may be performed in conjunction with a laparoscopy. Once the diagnostics are confirmed, an operative hysteroscopy may be required for the removal of polyps, fibroids, or adhesions within the uterine cavity or to open up blocked fallopian tubes. A hysteroscopy is typically an outpatient procedure.
A myomectomy is a surgical procedure that allows for the removal of uterine fibroids (also known as myomas). Uterine function is often restored to its full potential after the completion of a myomectomy, which means your chances of becoming pregnant will be optimal. At IVFMD, we perform a minilap myomectomy procedure, which involves faster recovery for our patients.