For a couple to be termed as infertile, they should have had unprotected intercourse for at least one year. However, when there are risk factors like endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovaries, etc it is better to seek medical help early in their married life.
Many patients conceive with simple ovulation induction. But if there is a fibroid/chocolate cyst/ associated endometriosis, based on existing guidelines and treating fertility specialist’s specifications laparoscopic procedures might be needed. Open surgeries have now become obsolete in any infertility procedure.
At GEM the following procedures for infertility are being done successfully.
Diagnostic hysteroscopy – This procedure is done to check if the uterine cavity and lining is normal.
Diagnostic laparoscopy – The procedure is done to check if any obvious reason for infertility Is there from the inside of the abdomen (uterus, fallopian tube or ovaries, presence of adhesions).
Chromopertubation – This procedure is done to check if the fallopian tubes are patent.
Laparoscopic myomectomy – is the procedure to remove any fibroid from the uterus, which might be the reason for infertility.
Laparoscopic adenomyomectomy – the procedure to remove adenomyoma from the uterus.
Laparoscopic tubal recanalisation – this surgery is a boon for those seeking fertility following sterilisation(family planning). It is a promising procedure for younger women with good ovarian reserve.