The causes of infertility can be complex. Sometimes, the reason is congenital, which means that the anatomic malformation occurs at birth. The cause is often developmental, which means the condition occurred over time. In many cases, structural abnormalities can contribute to compromised fertility. Whichever is at the root of the issue, it can frequently be detected and resolved using a relatively minor surgical procedure involving minimally invasive techniques.
Our fertility surgeries can diagnose and correct the following issues, which are three of the most common causes of impaired fertility:
This condition affects between 2% and 10% of women in the United States. It causes the growth and proliferation of endometrial-type tissue outside of the uterus, initiating the development of fibrous cysts, scar tissue, and adhesions that can affect normal reproductive function. Laparoscopy is typically employed to diagnose the condition definitively and remove the excess tissue and growths.
Fibroid tumors are benign growths that develop within the uterus. While they are often symptomless, they can sometimes cause significant cramping, heavy menstruation, and pain during intercourse. The development of uterine fibroids can inhibit the attachment of a fertile egg to the lining of the uterus. Myomectomy is the most effective option for treatment for patients who wish to achieve pregnancy; it maintains healthy uterine tissue while removing the fibroids.
Polyps are round overgrowths of cells attached to the uterine wall by a thin peduncle or stalk. They can range from one or two millimeters to as large as a golf ball. Though polyps are frequently symptomless, extremely heavy menstrual flow, bleeding between periods, and irregular periods are common indications.
While polyps are mostly benign, they can become cancerous in some cases. They can interfere with the attachment of an embryo to the uterus and even cause miscarriage. Hysteroscopy is often the most appropriate treatment. It involves inserting a thin tubular instrument with an attached camera called a hysteroscope through the vaginal opening and into the uterus. This can identify the presence of polyps, take tissue biopsies, or remove the abnormalities.
Fertility surgeries can seem daunting. Nevertheless, we are dedicated to helping patients navigate their fertility challenges simply and with the least possible discomfort. Our next-generation surgical solutions yield exceptional outcomes with minimal downtime, allowing you to continue your journey to parenthood quickly and comfortably.
Call us today at 866-717-5752 to learn more about fertility surgeries in Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside.