Surgery may be necessary to aid in diagnosis, correct structural abnormalities or to improve the effects of conditions that impair fertility. Conceptions' physicians specialize in advanced endoscopic fertility surgery, of which hysteroscopy and laparoscopy are two of the most common.
Hysteroscopy involves inserting a small, lighted instrument through the cervix to examine the cervical canal, uterine cavity and areas where the fallopian tubes open into the uterus. This procedure allows any abnormalities to be precisely localized and treated through the hysteroscope.
Typically, laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis. A small, lighted instrument is used to check the reproductive organs for conditions such as endometriosis, scar tissue or abnormal uterine shape. If any abnormalities are found, they may be corrected at this time.