Hysteroscopy uses another small-diameter telescope called a hysteroscope. This enables to assess the uterine cavity for abnormalities such as polyps, adhesions or fibroids.
Treatment for endometriosis
If your fertility specialist suspects you to have endometriosis, we may be able to remove the endometriosis and associated scar tissue at the time of the diagnostic laparoscopy or give you hormone treatment to suppress the menstrual cycle and inhibit the growth of endometriosis.
Sometimes this treatment for endometriosis will result in a successful pregnancy. If not, IVF may be a good treatment option.
Surgery for fallopian tubes
If you have any damage to your tubes, we can diagnose this during a laparoscopy. If it is likely to affect the success of your IVF, your doctor may recommend tubal surgery to remove scar tissue or to correct tubal damage before starting treatment.Some types of tubal surgery may be performed through the laparoscope, while other procedures (such as tubal surgery) may require microsurgery.
If tubal surgery does not result in a successful pregnancy – or where damage to the tubes and other pelvic organs is so severe as to make surgery unlikely to be successful – IVF may give you the best chance of success.