Minimally invasive laparscopy and hysteroscopy are often performed in an outpatient setting to treat conditions that contribute to infertility. Some surgeries, however, may require a hospital operating room.
Laparoscopy is the type of outpatient surgery in which the fertility specialist uses a narrow fiber optic telescope that is inserted through an incision near the navel. Laparoscopic procedures include:
Hysteroscopy is a procedure in which a narrow fiber optic telescope is inserted through the cervix into the uterus to locate and remove adhesions inside the uterus. The primary hysteroscopic procedures include: