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Is there any surgical treatment for female infertility?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez.
Last Update: 05/13/2021

Yes, on some occasions surgery may be necessary to increase a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, or prior to assisted reproduction treatment.

In certain cases of endometriosis, fibroids, adhesions, etc., the specialist may consider surgery to be appropriate.

Tubal surgery is rarely performed, as it is more common to resort directly to in vitro fertilisation (IVF). However, in the case of hydrosalpinx, it seems that its removal by salpingectomy (surgery to eliminate the fallopian tube) prior to IVF improves the possibility of pregnancy.

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 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.