Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Inability to Conceive Females Surgery

Infertility can be caused by abnormal structures in the female reproductive organs. These abnormalities may be treated with surgery.

Surgical procedures used for the treatment of infertility in women include:

  • Hysteroscopy:
    • A thin, flexible tube that contains a fiberoptic scope is inserted through the cervix and into the uterus. Small procedures can be performed using instruments introduces through the tube.
  • Laparoscopy:
    • A thin, flexible tube that contains a fiberoptic scope is inserted through the skin and into the abdomen, in order to view the pelvic organs. Procedures can be performed using instruments that are introduced through holes in the skin.
  • Laparotomy:
    • An incision is made in the abdominal wall and abnormalities are viewed directly. This surgical approach must be used when abnormalities are extensive.

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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