Why is Laparoscopy necessary for Infertility Treatment?
Dealing with infertility can be an emotionally challenging experience for individuals and couples who are trying to conceive. Especially for women, it can be quite a daunting journey to pull through.
However, medical advancements have opened up gates for various types of treatment options for infertility; one of them being Laparoscopy. For women seeking infertility treatment in Dubai, laparoscopy is one procedure that can diagnose and treat fertility issues and can increase one’s chances of becoming pregnant.
But how necessary is it? And when it is utterly required? Let’s discuss.
What is Laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a procedure that involves inserting a camera through small incisions in the abdomen or pelvis to examine abnormalities.
Besides, laparoscopic surgery in Dubai is also used to treat scar tissue or ‘endometriosis’, which is also a major reason for infertility in women.
Laproscopy for Infertility
Laparoscopy for infertility is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves inserting a laparoscope (a fiber-optic tube with light and a video camera) through two or more minor incisions, most commonly in the belly button. The pelvic reproductive organs and pelvic cavity can then be visually examined by the surgeon.
The procedure, which can be done under general or local anesthesia, usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. The abdomen is inflated with gas (injected with a needle with carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide) to move the organs away from the abdominal wall and make them visible during the procedure.
The laparoscope is inserted through the small incisions after the abdomen has been inflated. The surgeon examines the interior of the pelvic cavity using a video screen that displays images from the camera.
Our fertility doctor in Dubai will then investigate potential causes of infertility. These could include:
- Uterine and ovarian abnormalities
- Fallopian tube obstruction
- The scar tissue
- Tumors of the fibroids
The surgeon may decide to correct any problems that are discovered. Small surgical instruments are manipulated through the laparoscope or another small incision point during operative laparoscopy. Scar tissue, fibroids, or endometrial tissue that has been implanted outside the uterus can be removed by the surgeon. Our laparoscopic surgeon in Dubai uses a laser beam or an electric current to cut or remove tissue.
When should laparoscopy be used to treat infertility?
Laparoscopy for infertility is typically performed only after other fertility tests have failed to yield a conclusive diagnosis. As a result, laparoscopy is frequently performed on women experiencing unexplained infertility.
Laparoscopy also enables the biopsy of suspicious growths and cysts that may be interfering with fertility. For women experiencing pelvic pain, which is a possible symptom of endometriosis, laparoscopy may be recommended. Laparoscopic surgery in Dubai can also be used to remove scar tissue that is causing pelvic or abdominal pain.
The surgeon will then use a few stitches to suture the incision in the abdomen. Scarring is usually minimal or non-existent.
Which type of infertile patients should opt for laparoscopy for infertility treatment in Dubai?
In general, laparoscopy should be reserved for couples who have already undergone a more basic infertility evaluation, such as assessing ovulation, ovarian reserve, ultrasound and hysterosalpingogram for the female, and semen analysis for the male. Some couples may choose to forego laparoscopy in favor of other fertility treatments, such as superovulation using fertility medications in conjunction with intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization.
In some cases, doctors may also use laparoscopy for blocked fallopian tubes, the appendix, and detecting problems with them. For example, if a woman has a history of an acute pelvic infection or a ruptured appendix, she is more likely to have pelvic adhesions and thus would benefit from laparoscopy.
What are the advantages of laparoscopy for infertility?
- If you have scarring or a blockage in your fallopian tubes, a laparoscopy for infertility may be beneficial. Other methods of diagnosis and treatment make this disease difficult to diagnose and treat. A laparoscope allows the doctor to see and correct blocked or scarred tubes in order to improve conception.
- While other diagnostic methods can detect fibroids and endometriosis, laparoscopy is the only sure way to confirm the presence of these abnormalities. Laparoscopy is the only way for doctors to diagnose mild endometriosis and uterine scarring.
- Pelvic pathologies can go undetected, resulting in reoccurring IVF failures. Laparoscopy assists in the detection and treatment of these abnormalities, increasing the likelihood of conception.
- When compared to open surgery, laparoscopy is less invasive. You only need one day to recover and can resume your normal routine within a week. Furthermore, because it involves small incisions, it is less painful and results in less blood loss.
Consult Dr. Sandesh Kade for laparoscopy for infertility treatment
Dr. Sandesh Kade is a highly experienced laparoscopy infertility specialist and has been helping patients from all over India for many years now. He takes a holistic approach to treatment, ensuring the patient’s best interests are always kept in mind.
If you are encountering infertility issues, we highly recommend consulting with Dr. Sandesh as your laparoscopic surgeon in Dubai, who can provide you with the best care and advice possible so that you can make an informed decision on your fertility journey.