Topic Overview

When you consider getting surgical
infertility treatment, ask your doctor these questions.

  • How much experience do you have with microsurgical
    This type of surgery in both men and women often requires
    specialized training and experience.
  • Can my problems be
    corrected with
    Some problems with a woman’s reproductive
    tract can be corrected during laparoscopic testing. This testing doesn’t require a hospital stay.
    Fixing the problems with conventional abdominal surgery is more risky. It requires
    longer recovery times. And it usually costs more.
  • What are my
    chances of conceiving after surgery?
    This depends on the specific type of
    problem being treated. It also depends on other fertility factors, such as the woman’s
    age. You must feel comfortable that the risks of surgery are worth the
    likelihood of becoming pregnant.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD – Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC – Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current as ofMarch 16, 2017