Infertility: Questions to Ask About Surgery - Topic Overview
When considering a surgical
infertility treatment, ask:
About your doctor's experience with microsurgical
techniques. Surgery to correct infertility in both men and women often requires
specialized training and experience.
Whether problems can be
laparoscopy. Some problems with a woman's reproductive
tract can be corrected during laparoscopic testing on an outpatient basis.
Correction requiring conventional abdominal surgery is more risky, requires
longer recovery times, and usually is more expensive.
chances of conceiving after surgery. This depends on the specific type of
problem being treated as well as other fertility factors such as a woman's
age. You must feel comfortable that the risks of surgery are worth the
likelihood of becoming pregnant.