Minimally Invasive Fertility Surgery

Are you a candidate for minimally invasive fertility surgery?

If female infertility issues are stopping you from creating or expanding your family, David T. Vandermolen MD, MS, our Northern Louisiana fertility doctor, can assist you in fulfilling your plans for motherhood. Dr. Vandermolen can diagnose common causes of female infertility and suggest treatment options designed to produce successful outcomes. One option he may propose is minimally invasive fertility surgery.

What is minimally invasive fertility surgery?

Defined as surgery using few or no cuts, minimally invasive surgery corrects female fertility problems utilizing smaller instruments. During the procedure, Dr. Vandermolen can visualize your reproductive organs with the help of cameras and/or scopes. Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are two common types of minimally invasive fertility surgery.

Is fertility surgery right for you?

Not all patients are candidates for minimally invasive fertility surgery, so Dr. Vandermolen will complete a full fertility evaluation before making any recommendations on next steps. These test results can indicate which treatments would work best for your specific situation.

Good candidates for this type of surgery can include women with certain causes of infertility.

  • Individuals who have experienced unexplained infertility and marked dysmenorrhea, prior pelvic infection, and/or a family history of endometriosis
  • Patients with existing issues of the reproductive system, such as scarring, endometriosis, polyps, fibroids and/or ovarian cysts
  • Women who may benefit from a more in-depth look at their reproductive organs

The benefits of a minimally invasive approach to treating female infertility

Whenever possible, Dr. Vandermolen employs the latest technology to improve the odds of a healthy pregnancy. Minimally invasive surgery enables our Northern Louisiana fertility doctor to restore fertility for many patients. These procedures offer a variety of benefits over traditional surgery.

  • Fewer scars. Patients have less internal and external scarring, due to the reduced incision size.
  • Faster recovery time. Because Dr. Vandermolen can perform these procedures in our fertility center or at a hospital day surgery center, patients do not have to stay overnight in a hospital, which reduces the risk of complications and costs.
  • Less pain. With smaller incisions, women have a reduction in discomfort and in the need for pain medication.

For help addressing female infertility concerns, look no further than ArkLaTex Fertility. Our Northern Louisiana fertility doctor would love to explore family-building options with you. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.