Surgical Infertility Treatments

There are many different conditions that can lead to infertility. Surgery is a corrective action for some of these conditions. The decision to operate is sometimes clear while other times it is not. The use of surgery to correct adhesions inside the uterus (in women with Asherman's syndrome) or reversal of a tubal ligation is often a solid option.

Surgery can be used in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). These women have irregular or absent menstrual cycles. They also have a high number of eggs in the ovary. Laparoscopic ovarian drilling can be used to help achieve normal ovulation and regular menstrual cycles.

For other causes of infertility such as endometriosis, fibroids (myomas), pelvic adhesions, uterine polyps, etc. the role of surgery is not as clear cut. With these conditions, depending on the extent, size and location surgery may or may not be beneficial.

There are many different treatment options for infertility. Surgery is a good option for many patients. Given the invasive nature of surgery it is important to discuss the possible benefits and/or potential lack of benefit that surgery may afford.


Contact the Advanced Reproductive Center to learn if surgery is required to solve your infertility issues. To schedule an appointment call us at 815-229-1700, or fill out the form below and we will contact you.

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