Treatment of infertility will depend on the underlying cause and the severity of the issue. Women suffering from conditions such as endometriosis or fibroids may simply require medication or hormone therapy. In some case, surgery may be required.
Treatment for Asherman’s Syndrome
The treatment of Asherman's Syndrome requires advanced hysteroscopy to remove the formation of scar tissue or adhesions in the uterus. The gynecologists at The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy have extensive experience in treating Asherman's Syndrome resulting in improved pregnancy rates for many patients.
Reversal of Tubal Ligations
In some cases, women who are infertile due to tubal ligation (tubes tied) may be candidates for microsurgical tubal anastomosis (tubal ligation reversal) so that they become pregnant again. Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure for sterilization in which a woman's fallopian tubes are clamped and blocked to prevent eggs from reaching the uterus for fertilization.
While tubal ligation is generally considered a permanent method of sterilization and birth control, doctors at The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy have had great success with microsurgical tubal anastomosis. During this process, doctors use a surgical microscope to carefully open the blocked ends of the tubal segments and use microscopic sutures to precisely realign and reconnect the tube segments.