Fertility surgery with our experienced New Braunfels fertility surgeon can make pregnancy possible
The path to pregnancy for some patients begins with fertility surgery with our New Braunfels fertility surgeon, Susan Hudson MD. If your fertility evaluation reveals a problem such as adhesions, endometriosis, polyps or uterine fibroids, Dr. Hudson may recommend surgery to restore or preserve your fertility.
An overview of minimally invasive and robotic fertility surgery
Most of the time, our New Braunfels fertility surgeon can perform minimally invasive surgery. In this type of surgery, Dr. Hudson will either make a few tiny incisions or no incision at all, depending on the procedure. She will then insert a small camera or telescope to view the reproductive organs and diagnose the problem. After diagnosis, but during the same procedure, she will use delicate, surgical instruments to perform surgery to treat the issue.
Minimally invasive techniques offer the benefits of traditional surgery, but they also provide our patients with significantly improved fertility outcomes. They have several other benefits.
- Faster recovery time. Patients can often go home the same day and resume their normal activities in just a few days.
- Less scarring. Minimally invasive surgery only requires a few very tiny incisions near the belly button, so there is minimal scarring.
- Less pain and less risk. Smaller incisions mean less pain and fewer pain medications, as well as a lower risk of complications.
Types of fertility surgery
Two common types of minimally invasive fertility surgery include laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Each one is uniquely suited to treat specific reproductive issues.
During a laparoscopic procedure, our New Braunfels fertility surgeon makes two to three small incisions and inserts a laparoscope through the patient’s belly button to visualize the reproductive organs. She can also perform corrective surgery at this time to treat issues, including ovarian cysts, endometriosis, blocked Fallopian tubes, adhesions and fibroids.
A hysteroscopic procedure requires no incisions. Instead, Dr. Hudson places a thin telescope with a high-definition camera on the end through the patient’s vaginal opening into the uterus. From there, she can diagnose and treat any issues. This type of procedure can treat adhesions, polyps, fibroids and uterine malformations.
Dr. Hudson knows that no one wants to think about surgery, but she has the experience and skill to provide world-class fertility surgery to help hopeful parents bring home a baby. Contact us to learn more and get started on your fertility journey.