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ADVANCED REPRODUCTIVE SURGERY

Reproductive Medicine in Chicago, IL

Center for Advanced Reproductive Surgery

At Reproductive Medicine Institute in Chicago, IL, we are well known across the Midwest for being the region’s premier center for advanced reproductive surgery. Though many of our fertility treatments involve non-surgical procedures and medicine, sometimes surgery will be necessary. At our fertility center, we offer some of the best options to surgically treat any reproductive issues you may be experiencing that have led to infertility. Learn more about our advanced reproductive surgical options and how we can help you overcome your fertility obstacles today.


Procedures Involved in Advanced Reproductive Surgery

Infertility can be a multifactorial condition, some of which may require medical, surgical, or both treatments to achieve and maintain a successful pregnancy. The following surgical procedures can be helpful when treating infertility:

  • Hysteroscopy – This is a procedure that allows our professionals to look inside the uterus to diagnose and treat the causes of abnormal bleeding. Hysteroscopy is known to help with the removal of scar tissue and uterine fibroids, as well as the repair of uterine abnormalities,
  • Laparoscopy – This is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen or pelvis. Laparoscopy can help in removing ovarian cists, as well as treat tubal ligation reversal and endometriosis.
  • Egg Retrieval – Also known as transvaginal oocyte retrieval, egg retrieval involves ovarian follicles being drained so the fluid can be sent to the lab to find eggs. Eggs are then drawn out of follicles with gentle suction from the help of ultrasound images and a special needle.

The Benefits of Advanced Reproductive Surgery

Our reproductive surgical techniques and technologies allow for most procedures to be performed in a minimally invasive fashion. Our team’s advanced surgical approach is less invasive than traditional open surgery and uses small (or sometimes no) incisions to perform necessary procedures to access and even address fertility issues. Since there is little need for involved surgery, recovery and healing tend to be faster as well. It is important to note that while in vitro fertilization is often discussed in infertility, a thorough evaluation must occur before treatment can begin. Our surgical options can quickly and effectively address any issues so you can start IVF as soon as possible.

What Conditions Require Surgery?

If you’re experiencing difficulties getting pregnant, there could be several issues that could be contributing to unwanted fertility issues. We will be sure to look over your medical history and run a few tests to get a better idea of what you may be going through, though sometimes surgery is the best bet to addressing more complex issues. To remedy those more intricate fertility hindrances, we offer many non-invasive procedures that are beneficial to those whose fertility has been affected. The conditions we see that may require surgery include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Endometriosis
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Bicornuate uterus
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine abnormalities
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine septum
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ductal system obstructions
  • Varicocele 

What to Expect from Advanced Reproductive Surgery

If surgical intervention is needed to assist infertility, our RMI physicians will go over in detail what is to be expected during the procedure. We do everything we can to deliver the treatment options to maintain or restore our patients' reproductive function. Though many may be turned off to the idea of surgery, our advanced surgical solutions are far more minimally invasive than most, as laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures require little to no incisions. A short hospital stay may be necessary though many patients do not require this type of surveillance and are okay to go home the same day.

Schedule Your Appointment Now!

Don't delay in receiving the best fertility care in the Midwest. Our Chicago, IL center for advanced reproductive surgery is here to give you the best chance at conception. We will be with you every step of the way to ensure you are well-informed and comfortable addressing your infertility issues. Couples who have trouble conceiving should reach out to our team so we can better understand the circumstances surrounding your fertility issues. We will work together to determine which advanced treatments would be best to address your unique needs. Call today to learn more or schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you on your journey to optimal fertility.